A discussion about the challenges and risks of digitising health records.

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Healthcare has historically lagged behind other industry sectors when it comes to digitising processes resulting in an ongoing challenge of hybrid electronic and paper records. As we finally move towards the 21st century and remove dependencies on paper, this introduces a set of risks around business continuity to ensure that patients are safe and staff are able to work in the event of an IT outage.

The presentation will cover some of the principles adopted at a large acute teaching hospital to mitigate risks, and describe the challenges associated with operating in a high pressure environment 24/7 with limited investment available.

About the speaker

Andrew Carruthers, Chief Information Officer, UHL-tr

Andy has over 20 years’ experience in IT and has worked across key information technology and digital domains during his career. Andy joined the University Hospitals of Leicester in 2002 from a financial services organisation and was appointed Chief Technology Officer in 2017. He became Chief Information Officer in March 2019 with responsibility for taking forward the organisation's eHospital programme of work to deliver world class IT in support of the trust's objectives. In the last 5 years the trust has delivered ground breaking digital transformation with a development partnership building a mobile first, 21st century electronic health record solution.

Andy has particular interests in user experience, interoperability and how digital can act as an enabler for improved patient safety, efficiency and service transformation. He has previously held senior posts focusing on data and analytics which remain areas of interest in realising the benefits of digital transformation in healthcare. Andy Carruthers BSc (Hons) Economics (York); PGD IS (Open) Information Systems; TOGAF9 Certified (The Open Group); CHCIO (CHIME).

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Date and time
Thursday 14 March, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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