WIN Annual Conference – 24 January 2017

Thank you for attending our 3rd annual conference on 24 January 2017, the aims of which were to:

 

  • showcase innovation and research in digital health, care and wellbeing;
  • enable the sharing of good practice and experience from those working in this area; and
  • promote networking across various settings.

 

Further details will be added shortly, including presentations, photos, proceedings e-book – so please watch this space!

 

You may find wish to refer to our last conference, held in January 2016, for more information.

Conference sponsors

Birmingham City University
ccomfortcareservices
Synaptec Healthcare
hicom
IBM Watson Health
IDH

Keynote Speakers

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John Crawford, Healthcare Industry Leader, Europe, at IBM

 

John is a member of IBM’s global Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry team, with a specific focus on the European market. He is also a member of the IBM Industry Academy, and the IBM Faculty Academy. He advises and contributes to a number of European and Global healthcare IT industry associations, including COCIR, Continua. He is the lead IBM contributor for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Aging (Action Area B3 – Integrated Care), and is one of several IBM executive sponsors of EIT Health, a European alliance for healthy living and active ageing.

 

John is President, since January 2016, of the European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL), a multi-stakeholder membership organisation dedicated to the promotion of eHealth and new models of care.  He is also a Board Member of HIMSS for the period April 2016 to June 2018.

 

He is often invited to provide expert commentary about developments in eHealth, Big Data and Analytics, and has spoken at many conferences and events over the past 10 years. These include HIMSS conferences in Europe and the USA, the European Health Forum Gastein, EU eHealth Week, the HIMSS CIO Summit, the European Telemedicine Conference, the European Society of Cardiology Congress, and the NHS Confederation Conference. In 2012 he contributed to the World Economic Forum report on Sustainable Healthcare Systems. He also edited the chapter on ‘Open Innovation in eHealth’ for the InnovaHealth report published by the Cyprus Presidency in 2012.

 

With over 35 years experience in the IT Industry, he is a strong advocate for the transformation of healthcare using information technology, and he regularly briefs press and analysts on IBM’s Healthcare Business, eHealth and Digital Health.

Noel Gordon

Noel Gordon, Chairman of NHS Digital (HSCIC)

 

Formerly an economist and a banker, Noel spent most of his career in consultancy until his retirement in 2012 including, for the last 16 years, with Accenture where he was global managing director of the Banking Industry Practice. He has extensive practical experience of driving fundamental innovations in transforming industries, and of big data, analytics, mobile and digital technologies.

 

Noel is Chairman of NHS Digital (HSCIC), a non-executive director of NHS England and Chair of its Specialised Commissioning Committee. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Department of Health’s Accelerated Access Review, a non-executive director of the Payments Systems Regulator, a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the University of Warwick , a member of the Development Board of Age UK, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of UserVoice.org.

Guest Speakers

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Prof. Theodoros N. Arvanitis, Head of Research at The Institute of Digital Healthcare

 

Prof. Arvanitis is a Professor of e-Health Innovation and Head of Research at The Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG, at University of Warwick. His research interests span the areas of biomedical engineering, neuroimaging and health informatics. Professor Arvanitis has a substantial academic publication record, while he has received research funding from national (UK), European and international governmental funding agencies, charities and industry. He is a Charted Engineer (CEng) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (FRSM). He is also the Joint Editor-in-Chief at the Digital Health open access peer-reviewed journal.

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Dr Harpreet Sood, Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) at NHS England and a practicing NHS Doctor

Harpreet was formerly Senior Fellow to the CEO of NHS England where his portfolio of work included the launch and implementation of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, technology and innovation policy and leading on the Wachter Review, which focused on digital health across the NHS. As Associate CCIO, Harpreet will be implementing the recommendations from the Wachter Review including the launch of the NHS Digital Academy.

 

Prior to NHS England, Harpreet was a Deland Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston where he focused on diffusing innovation through complex organisations with the launch of the iHub, service care redesign and researching the impact of health information technology on healthcare. Whilst in Boston, Harpreet also co-founded a digital health start-up in paediatric asthma adherence, which was funded by Harvard Medical School. Harpreet trained as a clinical doctor at King’s College London and Imperial College Business School and completed a Masters in Public Health (MPH) at Harvard University. Harpreet sits on the NHS Prevention Board, Advisory Board for Digital Health.London and is Vice Chair of the British Computer Society Health Committee.

 

Jenny Wood

Jenny Wood, Director of Adult Social Care at Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

 

Jenny Wood is the Director of Adult Social Care in Solihull and has a regional role as the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) West Midlands Lead for Informatics and Technology. Jenny is an unusual combination of Social Worker and Biochemist. After re-qualifying as a Social Worker, it is perhaps not surprising that her background in innovative research with the Wellcome Foundation ultimately triggered a rekindled interest in exploring new solutions, this time relating to the use of technology in social care. Jenny has lead a number of major social care transformation programmes and speaks regularly on the opportunities for technology to provide solutions for some of the major challenges in adult social care. Recognising the need for a ‘joining up’ of ambitions across social care and health means Jenny has extensive involvement of change management at the interface of health and social care delivery.

 

ADI

Advanced Digital Innovation (UK) Ltd

ADI Health is one of the UK’s leading innovators in the field of digital health, with an outstanding track record of developing disruptive products and services. We also provide, bespoke consultancy services covering digital health strategy, co-design of systems, commissioning better care and pathway re-design etc. We have a wealth of experience in Digital Health Products such as an integrated pain pathway service consisting of Apps to support the integration between patients and health professionals. The service uses evidence-based psychological interventions to build self-confidence, resilience, well-being and to support self-management of health for the millions of people living with Long-Term chronic pain. ADI Health combine its skills in apps, embedded systems, and digital architectures, with specialist expertise in health and care commissioning, clinical psychology, and general practice. Leading the national government-funded “i-focus” interoperability project ADI work across the £23M Technology Strategy Board “dallas” programme where ADI have established the Digital Health and Care Alliance (DHACA) to support scaling up of digital health services within a national interoperability framework. As well as this, ADI co-chair NHS England’s Measurement and Metrics work stream within their Technology-Enabled Care Services programme.

 

MyPathway/iFocus

Allows Service Providers to digitally channel shift Patient Reported Outcome Measure collection.  These can be health measures such as EQ5D, measures of engagement, like PAM or satisfaction measures – Friends & Family.  This gives a holistic view of pathway effectiveness.   Unlike other similar products, PathwayLink offers a 3 way digital engagement between patients, clinicians and Service Managers, that drives engagement and empowerment. It delivers timely needs assessment to clinicians, relevant self-management tools to patients, and rich reporting to service managers. 

 

PainSense (Pain Toolkit and Pain Management Plan Apps/Web Portal)

PainSense is a combination of an app and web portal version of the “Pain Toolkit” developed by Dr Frances Cole and Pete Moore, and of an app version of the “Pain Management Plan” developed by Dr Cole and Professor Bob Lewin. It includes a set of needs assessment and patient-reported outcome tools which integrate seamlessly with EMIS and SystmOne.  PainSense is N3 Secure.

 

MedsMinder

Apps to help people improve their medications taking so that they can fully benefit from the medications their doctors prescribe for them. The NHS works hard to help people improve their health, yet much of the drugs budget is wasted, and people’s health deteriorates when people forget to take their medicines correctly, and we want to help patients and the NHS to improve ways to help people adherence to prescribed medication, which will both improve their health and help the NHS avoid waste.

Website: www.adi-uk.com

Email: info@adi-uk.com

Phone Number: 0330 3213 1223 Organisation

Twitter: @adi_health @keliadihealth

alfresco

Alfresco

When patient data isn’t patient-centered, care can suffer. Alfresco helps healthcare providers around the world consolidate patient data, from any source, into a single patient view—so you can see your patients more clearly than ever. Alfresco transforms how patient information is managed, shared and processed across the continuum of care – empowering you to become paper-less and mobile, while removing barriers to more collaborative working. Alfresco is an open source, easy to integrate platform that complements and extends your existing Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), helping you better manage patient data and easily automate clinical processes- allowing clinicians to truly focus on their patients.

 

Presenting:

A more joined-up, computerised NHS, one that could harness modern IT and communications to improve efficiency, make better use of precious budgets, and one that could support easy access and ownership of our medical journeys, is a key national priority. There’s been a lot of progress and some knockbacks getting there. However, a promising new door that’s being opened by more and more NHS health teams is the IDCR, the Integrated Digital Care Record. A key part of the move to a digital NHS as envisaged by the Secretary for Health Jeremy Hunt, IDCR represents a fully integrated digital patient record shareable across all care settings by 2018. The idea is to find a way to allow multiple stakeholders in primary, acute care and other bodies, especially in social care, to be able to safely and securely share information about patients in the surgery and front-line care context but also with social care partners.

 

Openness is key

If you look at the current NHS IT market, there are some packaged technologies available that can help with IDCR. The problem is that these solutions often suffer from a lack of openness. Fundamental to making IDCR work is an open solution that can work with the wealth of data and data types, such as path test results, DICOM format scans, referral notes, social care records etc, that today’s national health and social care ecosystem is all about. It’s only by strict adherence to such open standards that your IDCR can talk to the key NHS England-mandated systems you need to use, from FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) to CDA (Clinical Document Standard).

 

Website: www.alfresco.com

Email: Via contact form on website, https://www.alfresco.com/company/contact

Phone Number: +441628876600

Twitter: @Alfresco

LinkedIn 

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Answer Digital Ltd

Answer Digital helps organisations use technology to be better at what they do.
We combine technical talent with specific expertise in health, finance and retail to bring a deeper understanding of our customers’ challenges and opportunities.
At our core is years of experience that enables us to lead in a uniquely collaborative and incremental approach to creating the best outcome for our customers.

Presenting:

Health: a new way
Health care is notoriously complicated with interconnected systems, processes and people. Many care providers are still feeling the strains of the recent National Programme for IT; of layering solutions upon solutions in an attempt to provide more sophisticated care models to meet increasingly complex patient needs.

Public organisations have depended on large vendors for expensive and sometimes inappropriate software. But a new, collaborative approach to digital transformation is pioneering a different way. Known as ‘open source’, it’s unlocking huge freedoms and re-use potential.

One example of this is the Ripple not-for-profit foundation (http://rippleosi.org) set up to demonstrate the potential of open source. The Ripple community includes Answer Digital, NHS England and Leeds City Council, among others. Ultimately, it aims to make free software available to the NHS.

The health industry can’t afford to stand still as patients expect to access health care through channels of their choice. Positive disruption encourages innovative, high-impact and open digital solutions that improve patient outcomes.
Website: www.answerdigital.com 

Email: andy.williams@answerdigital.com

Phone Number: 01132010600

Twitter: @answerdigital @andywilliams78 

 

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BetterPoints Ltd

BetterPoints Ltd builds technology and delivers programmes that motivate positive behaviour change. The company was founded in 2010 by a group of professionals that wanted to give people positive reasons to behave healthily, sustainably and charitably. We build our own software and we deliver programmes for customers using that software. The BetterPoints team, headed by our CEO, Dan Gipple, combines its strengths in agile software development and effective programme delivery with a deep understanding of behaviour change theory and practice.

Presenting: BetterPoints BCMS (behaviour change management system), a cutting-edge system for motivating and managing behaviour change with smartphones. Our system uses a smartphone app to encourage healthy changes in behaviour, by intelligently tracking people’s activity, showing them how well they’re doing and encouraging them to do more. It opens up a whole world of opportunities to motivate service users effectively and over a prolonged period of time. BetterPoints are awarded for levels of activity and can be redeemed against vouchers or donated to charity. Additionally, programme deliverers can maintain sophisticated plans of user engagement with push messages, quizzes, offers, polls, questionnaires, tailored content, and QR codes in the built environment. The app can track passively, allowing users to set it to track their activity in the background, without their involvement. This means structured interventions – such as for public health or sustainable transport – can gather much more accurate data than if the user was left to activate the activity reporting on their own.

Website: www.betterpoints.uk

Email: info@betterpoints.uk

Phone Number: 01183 216 116

Twitter: https://twitter.com/betterpointsltd & https://twitter.com/BetterPoints

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/betterpoints

Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

 

Birmingham City University is a large, modern and practice-based university situated in the heart of England’s Second City.  We have long-established links to the health sector and to industry from a local to global scale.  Our technology expertise covers diverse areas, with particular strengths in Big Data, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Enterprise and Audio-Visual Systems. We are home to one of the largest Health Schools in the region, training nurses and allied medical professionals including speech therapists, radiographers and paramedics.   We have also recently established our School of Health Sciences, reflecting our growing excellence in areas such as biomedical engineering, biomedical science, nutrition and dietetics, and sports and exercise.

 

Presenting:

 

We’re delighted to be at WIN 2017 and we’re looking forward to meeting enterprises, health organisations and other universities who would like to find prospective partners for future collaborations in areas of health informatics, especially those relating to: the optimisation of patient/ citizen care, preventative health and wellbeing solutions, health management systems, life sciences and medical technologies and devices.

 

Website: http://www.bcu.ac.uk

Email: susannahgoh@bcu.ac.uk for collaborative partnerships; bcuadvantage@bcu.ac.uk for business support

Twitter: @bcuhealth @SGHQoL @bcuadvantage

boilerhouse

Boilerhouse 

We are experts in the development, design, delivery, sharing, promotion and marketing of technology enabled care and transformative digital systems. We act as digital marketing and communications consultants to a number of private sector organisations in both the health and social care sectors. We have designed, built and managed online platforms and communities for organisations as different as NASA, Cisco, NHS, IEWM and the World Monuments Fund. We are retained by a wide range of local authorities, care organisations and professional bodies to facilitate digital transformation for themselves and among their members. We own and run a number of independent online platforms including Public Service Digital, I-D The Information Daily, Healthcare and Innovation monitor and we publish a weekly roundup of local authority news and events Council News Monitor. We have been helping organisations improve their efficiency, effectiveness and reputation for over 20 years.

Presenting: PSDeXchange is a new platform offered by Boilerhouse. Initially the platform will support both ‘Local Digital Innovations’ a showcase for developments by and for local authorities and the ‘ADASS Care Apps Showcase’.

Website: boilerhouse.co.uk

Twitter: @careappshowcase

careworks

Careworks

Established in 1997, CareWorks provides software solutions to health and social care organisations that serve, engage and enable patients and people in need. We have delivered hundreds of successful projects to more than 50,000 users in Ireland, England, the United States and Wales. Everything in our solutions starts with patients, people and their families.  They are at the centre of our solutions.  We’re working to help change the way that health and social care are delivered, to put people at the centre of the process; empowering them to take more control when it comes to their care.

 

Presenting:

Our solutions comprise of electronic patient record and patient administration systems for Community Health, Mental Health and social services case management for Adult Social Care and Children’s Social Services. Our CareDirector framework comprises of case management, mobile and portal technologies that bring together clinicians, social workers, carers and the public in the delivery of integrated, outcome focused services. CareDirector is built on the Microsoft Dynamics platform which allows users to work with technology that is both familiar and easy to use. It provides a future-proof solution as its flexibility allows for new modules over time to meet future needs. CareDirector gives citizens access to their health records from the comfort of their own home. It also enables mobile working for care givers and gives them access to patient records both online and offline.

 

Website: www.careworks.co.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/careworks01

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/careworks

ccbt

CCBT Ltd

CCBT Ltd is a world leader in delivering evidence based computer-aided cognitive behavioural therapy for people with anxiety, depression, OCD, addiction and sleep disorders. Our new technology upgrade called Jupiter is the most advanced it can be and is designed to run on all types of digital devices including tablets, iPads, iPhones, and all other mobile devices. Users have direct access to services such as messaging and calendars to interact with clinicians to improve compliance. Our back office system called Helix, is user friendly, simple to use and practically requires no training. Our secure socket layer (SSL) and database encryption technologies have been enhanced to keep up with the ever changing requirements for web security and NHS informational governance standards. Our software platform also includes a suite of programmes for children and well-being. Our programmes are translated into Spanish, Danish, Dutch and English.

 

Presenting:

CCBT Ltd provides the most extensive and leading range of evidence based Computer-aided Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (cCBT) Programmes as part of a blended package of care for people over 16 years of age with anxiety (FearFighter™), depression (MoodCalmer™), OCD (OCFighter™), drug and alcohol addiction (SHADE™),  sleep disorders (RESTORE™), smoking cessation, dietary and physical health (Healthy Lifestyle™).

 

Website: http://www.ccbt.co.uk/

Phone Number: 0121 288 1904

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CCBTLimited

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCBTLimited

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSeiVI6_eubedFCyQj5vBVQ

ccomfortcareservices

Comfort Care Services UK Ltd.

Comfort Care Services (UK) Ltd. are a leading provider of high quality community based supported living and social care services to adults with mental health, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and those with complex needs. With over 30 years of experience we support in excess of 450 service users and operate over 70 supported living services employing more than 400 skilled staff.

 

Our purpose is to enable service users to achieve a high quality of life and sustained independence and to deliver value for money to NHS CCG, NHS Trust and Local Authority commissioners.

 

We operate an innovative re-enablement pathway that focuses on supporting service users to achieve outcomes relevant to their needs. We proactively support service users to develop their mental and physical wellbeing, confidence, life skills and quality of life, thereby enabling service users to gain independence and reduce the level of support they require.

 

In this era of government austerity and increasing demand for health and social care, providers are challenged to deliver more outcomes at a higher level of quality for less cost. Within this context, we have partnered with Warwick University’s Institute of Digital Healthcare and synaptec.healthcare to explore and develop integrated digital solutions to improve safety, effectiveness and outcomes for our service users whilst delivering cost efficiencies for our commissioners.

 

Presenting:

We will be showcasing the outcome* of our most recent proof-of-concept collaboration with the Institute of Digital Healthcare: “Providing Patient Home Clinical Decision Support using Off-the-shelf Cloud-based Smart Voice Recognition”, which seeks to enable service users to use natural language communication to engage with a database driven decision support system.

 

*See presentation by Gee Bafhtiar (Comfort Care Services) and George Despotou (Institute of Digital Healthcare) at 12:00 on the 24th January 2017, as part of the WIN Annual Conference’s Decision Support Stream.

 

We are looking forward to meeting companies, not-for-profit organisations and academic institutes who would like to work with us to develop an integrated digital health and social care solution that delivers the outcomes and value for money expected of social care providers. We are particularly interested in web enabled data collection, health, wearable and environmental sensor integration, machine learning, predictive analytics and data visualisation.

 

Website: http://www.comfortcareservices.com

Email: enquiries@comfortcareservices.com

Phone Number: 01628 600 412

Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/Comfort-Care-Services-447732471927648/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/comfort-care-services

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FUJIFILM Medical Systems

Fujifilm is a pioneer in diagnostic imaging and information systems for healthcare; with a range of constantly evolving, clinically proven, products designed to assist medical professionals perform efficiently and effectively. Our focus is always on product reliability and workflow efficiency to help both patients and equipment users experience an optimum examination in the most comfortable and ergonomically friendly way. This coupled with our high quality images and user friendly units, also helps to speed up workflow to further enhance the imaging experience.

Join us at the WIN 2017 Annual Conference to explore innovations that fit your needs.

 

Presenting:

Our product portfolio consists of advanced medical imaging solutions, including our innovative Digital Radiography range and wireless product capabilities, as well as our leading-edge Synapse portfolio of solutions which provide the essential components for medical imaging practices including Synapse PACS, Synapse VNA, Synapse 3D Advanced Visualisation and Synapse Mobility Enterprise Viewer. As the most widely used PACS in the world with over 6000 installations, Synapse has become synonymous with the state-of-the-art PACS. Using a single integrated database, Synapse PACS provides HTML 5 based zero footprint access to data from multiple departments and locations. XDS/XDS-I capability is enabled as standard in Synapse PACS.

 

Website: www.fujifilm.eu/uk

Twitter: @FujifilmMedUK

healthcare-gateway

Healthcare Gateway

Healthcare Gateway is the interoperability specialist and home of the Medical Interoperability Gateway (MIG). The MIG is widely recognised as the national interoperability solution. It connects 180 health and social care organisations across the UK to share 30 million real-time patient records.

The MIG can integrate with any system in as little as eight weeks, to provide patient information from different settings within one application.

 

Presenting:

Detailed Care Record: GP data – The Detailed Care Record provides ten categories of information from a patient’s GP record. In addition to the information provided by Summary Care Record, the Detailed Care Record includes a patient summary, diagnosis, procedures, examinations and admissions. It also provides specialist GP data to support care planning for conditions such as dementia, cancer, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

 

Specialist Dataset – Specialist Datasets provide organisational feeds of patient information from community, mental health and social care settings. Used alongside the Detailed Care Record, this information can be used by professionals to plan complex care for those with chronic health conditions.

 

Shared Record Viewer – The Shared Record Viewer is an independent web portal, which can be used by those without an existing application to access patient information from the MIG. It can be viewed through any internet-enabled device to provide the perfect solution for mobile workers.

 

Electronic Clinical Correspondence – Electronic Clinical Correspondence provides a secure way of exchanging clinical documents. Messages are seamlessly delivered to a patient’s GP record.

Messages are tracked and an electronic receipt is provided once it’s been delivered. A further acknowledgement is provided once the message has been filed or rejected by the recipient.

 

Website: http://healthcaregateway.co.uk/

Email: enquiries@healthcaregateway.co.uk

Phone Number: 0845 601 2642

Twitter: @hcgateway

Facebook @healthcaregateway

 

hospedia

Hospedia

Hospedia is the world’s leading operator of Point of Care software and services in healthcare, covering nearly 70,000 beds in over 160 sites, delivering Clinical Solutions, Patient Engagement Solutions and Patient Media. Hospedia is also the UK’s leading provider of Patient Flow Management software to over 60 sites across 15 Trusts. Hospedia’s services can deliver over £6m in annual savings for a typical 500 bed UK acute hospital, alongside improving patient care and supporting NHS initiatives, such as the drive to go paperless. Hesperia has also achieved international reach via strategic partnerships with leading global healthcare visualisation providers, particularly in North America and The Middle East. Hospedia’s mission is to deliver a better patient experience by enabling healthcare professionals to make quicker and safer decisions with real-time information, whilst ensuring the patient is educated and entertained at every step of the journey.

 

Presenting:

Hospedia’s Patient Flow Management solutions are designed to save money, improve patient care and release staff time, through a fully integrated solution that manages and optimises the patient journey from pre-admission to post discharge into the wider health economy, as well as reducing length of stay and delivering considerable economic benefits.

Modules for In-patient, Emergency, Surgery and Mental Health and Community departments provide specific functionality to support key activities within each area, while integrating seamlessly with one another and with hospital IT systems.

ExtraMed Patient Flow Manager saves time and improves accuracy; optimising patient journeys through integrating and sharing patient data instantaneously, delivering cost savings, and patient experience improvements through the electronic collection and delivery of patient information. Staff can update and share information regarding the location of a patient, their needs, referrals and discharge status, at any time, in real time.

 

Website: www.hospedia.com

Email: info@hospedia.com

Phone Number: +44 (0) 845 414 6000

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hospedia-ltd

Twitter: @Hospedia

IBM Watson Health

IBM

IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries. IBM UK has around 20,000 employees, bringing innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. In addition to being the world’s largest IT and consulting services company, IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large. IBM’s prized research, development and technical talent around the world partner with governments, corporations, thinkers and doers on ground breaking real world problems to help make the world work better and build a smarter planet.
 
IBM Healthcare aims to transform your organisation’s value with access to new and unprecedented amounts of data – across populations and at the level of the individual – for deeper insight, personalisation and earlier interventions.
 
IBM Watson in Healthcare, Watson uses natural language capabilities, hypothesis generation, and evidence-based learning to support medical professionals as they make decisions. For example, a physician can use Watson to assist in diagnosing and treating patients. First the physician might pose a query to the system, describing symptoms and other related factors. Watson begins by parsing the input to identify the key pieces of information. The system supports medical terminology by design, extending Watson’s natural language processing capabilities.

 

Website (UK): https://www.ibm.com/ibm/uk/en/
Website (global): http://www.ibm.com/us-en/

 

Contact information: https://www.ibm.com/contact/uk/en/

 

Twitter: @ibm, @ibmwatson, @ibmanalytics, @ibmbluemix

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IBM/

Tumblr: http://ibmblr.tumblr.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ibm/

inhealthcare

inhealthcare

Inhealthcare is a UK digital health specialist making significant steps towards the digitisation of the NHS. We deliver large scale digital health services, connecting patients to care teams securely, simply and cost effectively, enabling them to be cared for at a convenient place and time. With over 25,000 patients using our services, and presence within over 150 GP surgeries, 120 care homes and 25 hospitals, we are making progress in enabling the digital transformation of care as we know it today. Our flagship service is INR self-testing, bring convenience to patients whilst alleviating pressures on anticoagulation clinics.

 

Presenting:

Together with NHS organisations, we’ve built up a portfolio of tried and tested clinically led digital health solutions. Our technology has the means to digitise an array of pathways, and these are a few examples of our work:

NICE approved INR self-testing 

With a 5,000 patient roll out, our INR self-testing service is one of the largest in Europe. Across the UK, patients on the service are remotely monitoring their INR away from the clinic using a Roche CoaguChek® device. Readings are sent to their nurse via an automated phone call or by logging onto an online portal. Readings automatically go through anticoagulation software where the next dose is determined. A clinician approves the next dose and the patient receives a second form of communication, either an automated phone call or an email informing them of their next warfarin dose and date and time of next test.

Undernutrtion in the care homes and in the community

The service which is live in dietetic clinics and hundreds of care homes across the UK aims to improve the well-being of patients at risk of undernutrition. The service enables dietitians to remotely monitor patients’ weight fluctuations, appetite and intake of oral nutritional supplements. The service acts as an early warning system, highlighting those that are losing weight using ‘MUST’ (‘Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool’). Patient data can be submitted by the patient themselves, a carer or care home staff through a communication method of choice and is made available in the patient record, with unusual readings flagged for follow up.

Digital Care Home

Our digital care home service coordinates the monitoring of vital signs, weight and hydration. It acts as an early warning system, highlighting changes in health which may otherwise go unnoticed. The service includes a digital patient record which integrates directly with GP systems, meaning it can be accessed by the designated NHS teams. Our tablet or desktop based service includes set tasks for care home staff to carry out. Each morning the care home manager receives an email with the tests to be completed that day. Readings are collected by care home staff as part of their daily routine and readings are electronically sent to a clinical hub where they are assessed.

We have also worked with NHS organisations to develop a service for chronic pain, vital signs, COPD, surgical discharge tracker, falls prevention and weight management.

 

Website: www.inhealthcare.co.uk

Email: contact@inhealthcare.co.uk

Phone Number: 01423 510 520

Twitter: @InhealthcareUK

idh

Institute of Digital Healthcare

IDH is a partnership WMG and Warwick Medical School in association with the NHS, which aims to improve people’s health and wellbeing through the development, evaluation and use of innovative digital technologies and services. Its objective is to impact upon and improve the quality, safety, accessibility and productivity of healthcare by supporting the implementation of digital solutions for the public, patients and professionals, underpinned by rigorous, multi-disciplinary research, development and evaluation. IDH has an established track record of both coordination and participation in a number of projects focusing on improvement of the quality, safety and effectiveness of healthcare. IDH capabilities (research & education) include:

  • Making sense of health data to improve public health and clinical knowledge through medical informatics technologies, including clinical decision support systems
    Implementing new integrated care platforms to measure, analyse, and communicate health data to all levels of healthcare delivery
  • Promoting wellbeing through patient-empowerment solutions and behavioural change
    Developing innovative imaging methodologies, trials and meta-analysis
  • Modelling and analysing quality and service improvements of care through systems engineering approaches
  • Meeting the information and training needs of clinicians and healthcare technologists through a master’s programme and short courses on themed areas

 

Website: https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/idh/

Twitter: @IDHWarwick

Keele

Impact Accelerator Unit – Research Institute for Primary Care & Health Sciences, Keele University

The overarching aim of the Impact Accelerator Unit is to maximise the benefits of our world leading, primary care research in making an impact on and difference to the quality of life and care for those with or at risk of arthritis and muscoloskeletal conditions and associated key co-morbidities such as mental health. The overall objective is to create innovations arising from our research that offer solutions to Stakeholders’ problems.

Primary Care (patients and the public, health care professionals, researchers, organisations, Public Health England) and its networks are our primary stakeholders. Stakeholders also include social care professionals and organisations, WHO, NHS-E, NICE, ARMA, policy makers, industry, educators and students. The IAU is also responsive to the Institute’s Funders e.g. Arthritis Research UK; NIHR; CLAHRC; AHSN; Haywood Foundation.

We have two key approaches to identifying and aligning priorities: Stakeholder-led response mode and strategic, co-created. We track key academic output via our research themes and the publications committee from within the Institute and we operate strategies for identifying, gathering, synthesising and linking evidence from our research to our Stakeholders.

 

Presenting:

The STarT Back e-template: utilising existing GP electronic clinical systems to manage patients with low back pain during a routine consultation.

The aim of the electronic template innovation is to remove barriers to implementation of clinical guidelines and assist clinicians in their consultations with patients with low back pain. Utilising existing GP clinical systems it is possible to embed computerised templates, auto populated referral letters and embedded bespoke patient information to assist clinicians’ management of these conditions and enhance, not hinder the consultation process.

Patients with non-serious low back pain managed with a stratified care approach (screening tool plus matched treatments) have improved  clinical outcome and is cost effective (Hill et al, 2011). The STarT Back screening tool is a 9 item questionnaire that identifies patient’s risk (low, medium or high) of developing persistent disabling back pain. Matched treatments are then provided according to need:  GP advice, analgesia and supported self-management for low risk patients, traditional (manual) physiotherapy for medium risk patients and psychologically informed physiotherapy for high risk patients. However, this stratified approach is not being consistently embedded into practice.

 

A dedicated protocol and e-template has been co-created and embedded within EMIS to support GPs during consultations for low back pain. This includes an auto-calculated STarT Back score and a link to printable, bespoke patient information housed on patient.info. ‘Pop up’ advice for the GP is embedded dependent on the level of risk identified i.e. if low risk to be managed by GP, if medium risk refer to physiotherapy and if high risk refer onto physiotherapists with additional training. An electronic referral to physiotherapy services is automatically populated and generated if required, ensuring that evidence based pathways are readily accessible during the consultation.

Stratified care for back pain is clinically and cost effective. Embedding a template within GPs’ existing clinical software ensures that research evidence can be implemented, and an easily accessible solution for a clinician to use the STarT Back tool in routine consultations.

Website: https://www.keele.ac.uk/pchs/

Email: primarycare.sciences@keele.ac.uk

Phone Number: 01782 733905 

Twitter: @KeeleStartBack

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keelestartback/

lexmark

Lexmark Enterprise Software 

Medical images (x-rays, scans, radiology exams, etc.) and unstructured content (clinical documents, consents, photos, etc.) make up the vast majority of patient information that lives outside your primary EHR. Lexmark Healthcare has developed an executable strategy called Healthcare Content Management (HCM) to unlock, control and access this data as part of a core clinical workflow.

Our software is built with the HCM framework in mind. Our line of Enterprise Imaging solutions help healthcare providers centralize both DICOM and non-DICOM images from a variety of departmental repositories, while our enterprise content management (ECM) solutions help bring unstructured content into the fold to support both clinical and back office efforts.

Our software products are modular, but also designed to integrate seamlessly together — providing you with the flexibility to implement tools incrementally or simultaneously as a complete platform based on your needs and budget.

Either way, our HCM roadmap puts you on a path to better discover, manage, access, exchange and optimize this disparate healthcare content.

 

Presenting:

Lexmark VNA – Deployed in more than 1,000 sites globally, the Lexmark Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) is recognized as the number one independent solution of its kind by IHS. The Lexmark VNA provides standards-based enterprise access to medical images regardless of viewing application, offering independence from proprietary archives and streamlining clinical workflows. The solution leverages advanced technologies to support the management and sharing of medical images across the enterprise and beyond, allowing healthcare providers to assemble a comprehensive image-enabled patient record quickly and easily. With flexible deployment options including on-site, cloud and hybrid, Lexmark VNA can support your business continuity and disaster recovery strategies while providing a platform for clinical content integration, interoperability and exchange.

NilRead Enterprise Viewer  – The NilRead Enterprise Viewer from Lexmark Healthcare provides a universal vendor-independent platform for accessing a full range of DICOM and non-DICOM image data wherever it resides. Integrating seamlessly with almost any EHR, PACS or VNA, NilRead can identify and ingest images from virtually any departmental archiving solution — whether dermatology JPEGs, data-intensive virtual pathology slides or radiology DICOM files. This enterprise-class, scalable solution is based on a true zero-footprint, web-based architecture, meaning a browser is all you need to launch the application. There is no software or plug-ins to install and images never reside on the workstation. NilRead runs on any web-enabled mobile device, tablet or PC, providing your clinicians with anytime, anywhere access to medical images.

 

Website: https://www.lexmark.com/en_gb/solutions/healthcare.html

Email: mailinfo@lexmark.com

Phone Number: 0845 601 5955

Twitter: @LexmarkHC

medhand

MedHand International

Established in 2001, MedHand International has been successfully working with customers in the healthcare sector providing mobile decision support resources ever since. Our patented mobile library application, called MedHand Mobile Libraries (formerly known as Dr Companion), provides a suite of leading medical, nursing and other healthcare books and is used by thousands of healthcare professionals, medical trainees, and medical students to provide answers at the point of care, sometimes in remote locations. We work with all the leading medical, nursing (etc.) publishers and license their content (e.g. OUP, Wiley, Elsevier, McGraw-Hill etc.).

MedHand Apps are available in iOS and Android formats (Windows to come soon) and have fantastic functionalities, such as complex search, bookmarking, highlighting, and annotation (both text and images).  In addition, the Apps include in-built medical, nursing and dentistry dictionaries and a growing range of medical calculators. Hundreds of leading medical titles are available as MedHand Apps. Once downloaded, no internet connection is needed to access the App and its content (it works offline ). Our Apps can be purchased individually from the various App stores, but we also offer special institutional subscription packages via a free download, the aforementioned MedHand Mobile Libraries App.

 

Presenting:

MedHand provides mobile resources in iOS and Android formats to healthcare professionals and students, both on an individual basis and by offering institutional subscriptions via its MedHand Mobile Libraries App. Once downloaded, the content is available offline. MedHand offers instant access to trusted resources and local content at the point of need. Hundreds of leading medical textbooks from all major publishers are available as MedHand Apps, enhanced with fantastic functionalities such as complex search, annotation (text and images), bookmarking, highlighting, access to in-built specialist dictionaries, and over 30 medical calculators.

 

Website: www.medhand.com

Email: isabel.rollings@medhand.net

Phone Number: 07833451595

Twitter: @MedHandApps

microtech-group

Microtech Group

Telehealth Solutions is an award winning Telehealth Company (part of the Microtech Group), founded in 1986 by Chris McMail. We are passionate about driving integration across health and social care. We believe technology enabled care services (TECs) are an integral part of this. We offer a range of clinically driven, integrated solutions, designed to help people remain safely in their homes, assisting them to pro-actively monitor and manage their own health, whilst reducing social isolation.

With ambitions of continuing to help the NHS by allowing patients with long term illnesses to remain in their home through self-monitoring technology; we are pioneering Telehealth with high-quality, low-cost systems available for use in private homes as well as GP surgeries and pharmacies, within other institutions and commercial premises. Telehealth is an emerging health opportunity, which utilises ever-improving technology enabling clinicians to have rapid access to medical data through telecommunications and information technology.

Our service desk technicians and field engineers comprise a fully qualified team of over 70 individuals across the Group in Kilmarnock, Leeds and Watford who are dedicated to supporting our clients by ensuring our products are maintained consistently and run accordingly.

 

Presenting:

HomePod, SurgeryPod, and L!vely

 

Website: www.microtech-group.co.uk

Email: hayley.morell@microtech-group.co.uk

Phone Number: 01563 599805

Facebook: www.fb.com/telehealthsolutions

Twitter: @telehealthsolu

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/209496

Nottingham Community Housing Association - SMaRT MESSENGER

Nottingham Community Housing Association

Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA) is one of the largest locally-based housing groups in the East Midlands, managing over 8,900 homes and housing more than 15,000 tenants in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland.

 

We employ nearly 1,100 staff, and have a commitment to training and apprenticeships. Our annual turnover is £62 million, and our properties are worth over £500 million. In 2013, NCHA celebrated its 40th anniversary.

 

We provide care and support across the East Midlands, supporting 1,689 people. Our work covers mental health, learning disabilities, domestic violence, Asian elders, vulnerable young people, homelessness, teenage parents and older persons, whether they need a place to live or support in their own homes.

 

Presenting:

SMaRT Messenger

SMaRT Messenger is an easy to use TV-based assisted living system, aimed primarily at older people needing support at home. Developed by Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA) and its partners, it is designed to promote independence and social inclusion. It breaks from traditional telecare, which focuses on reaction rather than prevention, and suits how people actually live their lives.

 

Older people are often reluctant or unable to engage with new technology, but use their TV for up to 14 hours a day. SMaRT Messenger harnesses this established behaviour to help them maintain contact with their “circle of support”.

 

A small set-top box, connected to the Internet and the user’s TV, allows care or housing providers, and the user’s family and friends, to send text and pictures directly to the TV screen. Messages are displayed as a graphic overlay, which the user acknowledges via remote control. Users can also request assistance at any time with one button, with the system monitored 24/7 by our SMaRT (Support, Management and Response) Team. If care related messages are not responded to, or if a change in the pattern of responses indicates intervention may be required, SMaRT will act in accordance with the individual’s support plan.

 

Registered users can send text and images to the unit from a website, by email, a mobile app and SMS. Users acknowledge messages by clicking “OK” on the remote control, which notifies the sender that it has been seen; alternatively, senders can define up to 5 response options for users to choose from. The remote can also be programmed to control the TV itself.

 

SMaRT Messenger is intended for both formal and informal messaging: family and friends can share news, photos, or just keep in touch from anywhere in the world, while support providers can send appointment or medication reminders, wellbeing messages and local information, as part of an individual support plan.

 

Website: www.ncha.org.uk; www.smart-messenger.co.uk

Email: nicki.kirkup@ncha.org.uk

Phone Number: 0800 0138555

Twitter: @NottsCommHA

Facebook: NottinghamCommunity HousingAssociation

objective-connect

Objective Connect

Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) is an established global leader and specialist provider of proven content, collaboration and process management solutions for the public sector, healthcare, financial services and regulated industries. Our solutions empower effectiveness, efficiency and transparency, helping organisations deliver better services at a lower cost to the community. Objective Corporation is committed to delivering tangible business outcomes for our customers. Since 1987, we have been trusted by Government and Top 1000 corporations to deliver long-term valued business outcomes. Objective Connect, established as a business within the Objective Corporation family in 2010, is the leader in enabling secure enterprise cloud collaboration and business process connectivity for unstructured information.

 

Presenting:

Objective Connect was established with a single aspiration: to enable people to work together more efficiently and effectively regardless of organisational boundaries in a secure and governed way. We believe that true digital collaboration means more than just data sharing. It’s about enabling secure multi-organisational business processes by providing the right information to the right people at the right time and within the right governance structure. Trusted by the public sector, healthcare service and regulated industries across the globe, Objective Connect is the most pervasive cloud-based business process collaboration platform for security and governance conscious organisations. It enables multi-disciplinary teams, departments, and agencies to exchange and work on information from their native business applications or our easy to use web based interface, across the firewall, securely and confidentially.

 

Website: www.objectiveconnect.co.uk

Email: info@objective.com

Phone Number: 01628 640400 

Twitter: @obj_connect

LinkedIn: Objective Connect

rocket consulting

Rocket Consulting

Rocket Consulting was specifically setup over 10 years ago to provide expert Supply Chain and Mobility consultancy.  From day one, we have designed everything we do to deliver the very best solutions to our customers. We are passionate about our commitment to quality and building trusted working relationships. We innovate quicker, better and more comprehensively than others and with a strong, tailored methodology we know how to structure our projects to deliver the very best business benefits to our clients. At Rocket Consulting, Digital solutions underpin the transformation of a Product Centric Business Model into a Value Based, Patient/Customer Centric Business Model. Our Digital solutions have helped Healthcare, Retail, Nutrition and Logistics organisation’s including Arla Foods, Smith & Nephew, Wyeth, The Body Shop, Harrods, TNT & Sony to deliver high quality, cost effective business optimisation for over 10 years, enhancing collaboration and information sharing amongst stakeholders through the integration of real-time, connected digital insights.  At Rocket our dedicated Healthcare team believe that the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Medical Device sectors can fully support the NHS Digital vision by creating connected partnerships of truly integrated care that not only influence patient centred outcomes but also enhance the commercial and competitive growth platforms required to fund new medicine innovations. At Rocket we can harness the best of the Cloud, IoT, Sensors and Digital Apps and give you the advantage of our award-winning heritage and our approach, helping you navigate new services and enhanced customer/patient engagement models.  We’ve been helping people transform the inner-workings of their businesses for more than a decade.

 

Presenting:
Connected Real-Time Insights and Analytics in Healthcare. We can create Digital solutions that deliver integrated patient centric insights, engagement and analytics supporting value added service strategies, HEOR Functions, Clinical Trials and Sales & Marketing campaigns, helping healthcare organisations provide Real-World patient data to Payer’s and Regulators.  We are working to support a truly integrated care vision by connecting patients to care via the Iot, Mobile Apps, The Cloud, Sensors and Wearables – helping forge the link between the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Sector to the NHS, CCG’s, Local Government, MDT’s and the care sector.
Website: www.rocket-consulting.com  (new website live Dec 2016)
Email: caroline.macleod@rocket-consulting.com
Phone Number: 07547 888660

Sitekit

Sitekit

Sitekit is a healthcare technology company with a mission to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives, assisted by joined-up digital services. Having worked in collaboration with the NHS since 2004, Sitekit is committed to developing software solutions that improve health and care delivery, enabling the most vulnerable in our society to live healthily and independently through the use of digital technology that the citizen already uses or has straightforward access to. Sitekit is delivering this vision by collaborating with NHS, university and industry partners.

 

Presenting:

NHS & Care Cloud Platform and Online Account

Digital network that securely connects citizens, carers and health professionals. The platform offers accredited web applications that can be prescribed by health professionals to their patients. Information collected in the health apps is stored in a Person-Held Record (PHR): a digital file that can be accessed whenever the patient has an internet connection, by tablet, phone or pc. The patient can share information stored in the PHR with other people, such as their GP or carer – allowing others to keep an eye on the patient’s self-reported data remotely.

 

eRedbook

eRedbook is the digital version of the Personal Child Health Record (PCHR) known colloquially as the “Redbook”, given to all new parents in the UK to manage the health and development of their child in partnership with health professionals. It is a shared record that can be used by both healthcare professionals and parents across multiple settings and borders, supporting the coordination of care.

 

Sitekit CMS

Powering over 80 NHS websites and intranets, including those of National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Sitekit CMS allows organisations to quickly create great-looking websites that are fully responsive and meet accessibility standards.

 

Clinical Knowledge Support Portal

The Clinical Knowledge Support Portal offers quick access to essential clinical information and imagery for GPs and other clinicians. During consultations the online portal allows access to nationally available clinical content, localised information which includes clinical pathways, guidelines, diagnostic tools, patient information sheets and other content.

 

Website: www.sitekit.net

Email: marketing@sitekit.net

Phone Number: 0845 299 0900

Twitter: @Sitekit

spirit-healthcare

Spirit Healthcare Ltd

Spirit Healthcare launched in 2009 to work with the NHS and other healthcare institutions to provide innovative, quality products and services to improve patient’s lives.

Believing that current healthcare systems are inefficient and that we all deserve better, the award-winning Spirit Healthcare now provides innovative products and services that improve the lives of patients whilst delivering real value for healthcare systems. Spirit Healthcare’s areas of expertise:

  • Management of Diabetes (Product)
  • Structured Diabetes Education (and other Clinical Services)
  • Cloud-based digital solutions to proactively manage long term conditions – sometimes referred to as Technology Enabled Care Solutions (TECs) or Telehealth ( LTCs such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) / heart failure /diabetes
  • Ambulatory photodynamic therapy to treat non-melanoma skin cancers in a hospital or community setting

 

Presenting:

 

Spirit Healthcare (Leicester) acquired Aseptika Ltd (Huntingdon) as a subsidiary (10th October, 2016) and the organisation now has one of the broadest suites of digital healthcare technology solutions to support managing long-term conditions in: Respiratory, Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease and frail elderly. These are focused around matching patient needs (patient stratification) to the most appropriate technology solution.

  1. Low Risk Patients – Arm’s Length intervention (apps and monitors to promote education and lifestyle change – prevention) – Activ8rlives Healthcare Monitoring, Wellness and Food Diary solution.
  2. Rising Risk Patients – Bridging solutions with irregular but scheduled intervention (self-monitoring with vital signs data sharing to help delay the rate of disease progression) – CliniTouch Vie or Activ8rlives Lung Health, according to IT skills.
  3. High Risk Patients – Closely Monitored (intensive clinical support monitoring in the home) – CliniTouch Vie – for the most frail, with intensive intervention to avoid frequent hospitalisation.

 

Website: www.spirit-healthcare.co.uk

Email: info@spirit-healthcare.co.uk

Phone Number: 0116 286 5000 Organisation

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/spirit-healthcare-ltd-

Twitter: @SpiritHealthUK

Tracer Measurements Systems Ltd.

Tracer Measurement Systems Ltd

Tracer MS provides consultancy services &  hands-on interactive training workshops in statistics applied in areas from scientific & engineering R&D, industry, quality/process control, clinical (diagnostics, therapeutics, HTA, epidemiology, etc.), forensics & regulatory. Tracer provides services/products in chemical metrology of trace gas and vapour analyses, for method development/validation, QC & calibration.

 

Presenting:

Consultancy services and hands-on, interactive training workshops in applied statistics.

 

Website: http://tracerms.co.uk

Email: tracerms@btinternet.com

Phone Number: 07787 552913

visbion

Visbion Ltd

Visbion is a specialist in providing connectivity solutions based on three key standards DICOM, HL7 and IHE. With our extensive experience in multi hospital and ambulatory environments we can offer solutions for even the most complex challenges connecting remote networks and mobile facilities. Using our leading edge technology we work closely with our customers to provide long term archiving and flexible solutions to suit any sector within healthcare. Our product range includes Vendor Neutral Archiving and a service for image transfer and connectivity for mobile breast screening vans.

 

Presenting:

Vendor Neutral Archive: Visbion VNA solutions are specifically designed for complete image and data sharing to allow you to view a patients entire clinical records through a single point of access. Visbion Image Archive is a flexible, innovative and vendor neutral archive for storing images and other documents. When combined with products from Visbion’s extensive portfolio, Visbion Image Archive provides image and document management solutions to suit all departments, including radiology, cardiology, mammography, medical illustration and ophthalmology.

Connectivity for Mobile Breast Screening: The Image Cube for Breast Screening solution is the key to reducing costs and providing a more efficient service. It eliminates the daily courier costs for transferring paper worklists and USB drives with images, with the associated improvements in Information Governance. Furthermore, staff can focus on clinical duties rather than administrative tasks. Data transfer from the van is based on 3G/4G type connectivity. The unit contains dual SIM cards with different network providers, to give both redundancy and best network coverage. The Image Cube is a fully accredited ISO-13485 Medical Device and complies with the necessary standards for secure patient data transmission. The service uses AES-256 encryption throughout, and connects to the Trust via the NHS N3 network over a VPN connection. The service is based on Visbion’s unique and widely deployed Image Cube. This product has been in use for many years on a large proportion of the mobile MRI and CT scanners in the UK, and uses standard DICOM with advanced lossless compression and automated restart technology. The Image Cube therefore ensures fast transmission of images, even with very large datasets and poor signal quality.

 

Website: www.visbion.com

Email: info@visbion.com

Phone Number: 0370 850 3486

Twitter: @visbion

Facebook: www.facebook.com/visbion

wmahsn

WMAHSN

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network leads, catalyses and drives co-operation, collaboration and productivity between academia, industry, health and care providers and commissioners, and citizens, and accelerates the adoption of innovation to generate continuous improvement in the region’s health and wealth. This will be achieved in a collaborative environment in which member organisations are mutually supportive and in which the technology-rich West Midlands’ life sciences community is fully integrated and generating additional investment. Innovation will be spread at scale and pace regionally, nationally and internationally. WMAHSN, its partners and the public will celebrate the region’s success as a centre for innovation, health and wealth and as the first digitally-enabled health economy in England. The improved generation and adoption of innovation will benefit the economy by giving the region’s academic institutions and life sciences industry a competitive advantage.

 

Presenting:

The WMAHSN enhanced membership scheme and the Meridian online health innovation exchange.

 

Website: wmahsn.org and meridian.wmahsn.org

Email: info@wmahsn.org and meridian@wmahsn.org

Phone Number: 0121 371 8061

Twitter: @wmahsn @meridian_hie

You will find the individual abstracts below for more information about the talks, panels and posters. The complete proceedings will be available as an e-book soon after the conference.

Selected abstracts will have the opportunity to appear in the SAGE Digital Health journal. Please see the published article from last year’s conference [PDF].

DHJ

Welcome Address

Prof. Sudhesh Kumar

Director of the Institute of Digital Healthcare and Dean of the Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick

Keynotes and Guest Talks

Care System Innovation: Predicting the Future

John Crawford, IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences

Download the keynote presentation 

Catalysing a Digital Revolution in Health and Care

Noel Gordon, Chairman, NHS Digital (HSCIC)

Download the keynote presentation

Radiomics: The Digital Health revolution in Biomedical Imaging

Prof. Theodoros N. Arvanitis, Head of Research, Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG, University of Warwick

Implementing the Wachter Review Recommendations

Dr Harpreet Sood, Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer, NHS England

Personalised, Coordinated, Connected: Health and Care Integration

Jenny Wood, Adult Social Services, Solihull

Download the guest talk presentation 

 

Panels

Using routinely collected data to inform service design and delivery: trials, tribulations and successes.

Sarahjane Jones, Eloise Phillips, Jessica Runacres

Birmingham City University

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Towards reproducible brain imaging research.

Camille Maumet, Alexander Bowring, Thomas E. Nichols

University of Warwick

Download the abstract

Download the presentation – Maumet

Download the presentation – Nichols

Download the presentation – Bowring

 

Engaging older consumers to invest in technologies to sustain independence into great old age.

Maggie Winchcombe, David Silver, Gill Ward

Years Ahead, Coventry University

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Posters

Automated conflict resolution between multiple clinical pathways. I. Litchfield, J. Bowles, B. Bordbar, A. Turner, R. Backman, P. Weber, M. Caminati and M. Lee

Ruth Backman, University of Birmingham

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Digital Nursing: enhancing the human touch through technology.

Theo Fotis, University of Brighton

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Development of a Health Informatics Working Group to enhance the conduct of Research in Primary Care. S. Wathall and S. A. Lawton

Sarah Lawton, Keele University

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It reaches them but they don’t take it: Evidence for why resource-poor patients do not take their medicine and what can be done about it.

Peter M. Ward, University of Warwick

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Talks

What are the attitudes and behaviours of frontline NHS staff to online feedback? Survey of health professionals to understand practice, attitudes and use of online feedback. H. Atherton, J. Fleming, V. Williams and J. Powell

Helen Atherton, University of Warwick

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Providing Patient Home Clinical Decision Support using Off-the-shelf Cloud-based Smart Voice Recognition. G. Bafhtiar, V. Bodinier, G. Despotou, M. T. Elliott, N. Bryant and T. N. Arvanitis

Gee Bafhtiar, Comfort Care Services (UK) Ltd.

George Despotou, University of Warwick

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Mobile Summary Care Record Access for Ambulances. B. Thomas and J. Bates

Judith Bates, QuickSilva Limited

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Computer-interpretable Guidelines driven Clinical Decision Support Systems: An Approach to the Treatment Personalization Routes of Patients with Multi-Diseases. E. Bilici, S. N. Lim Choi Keung, G. Despotou and T. N. Arvanitis

Eda Bilici, University of Warwick

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Practical success in catalysing frontline applications of technology enabled care services for delivery of care of long term conditions. R. Chambers, M. Schmid, L. Bracegirdle and C. Chambers

Ruth Chambers, WMAHSN

Luke Bracegirdle, Keele University

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Personalised Biofeedback to promote behaviour change in General Dental Practices.

Liz Chapple, OHI Ltd

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Feasibility of using the Leap Motion hand gesture sensor for tracking wrist fracture physiotherapy. M. T. Elliott, D. Karim, T. Clark, A. Masood, R. Kearney and A. Metcalfe

Mark Elliott, University of Warwick

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A Freehand Natural Interaction System for Mixed Reality Healthcare Demonstration. M. Frutos-Pascual, M. Al-Kalbani, A. Dolhasz and I. Williams

Maite Frutos-Pascual, Birmingham City University

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Patellar Tendinopathy Rehabilitation – Wearable Device Feedback Mechanism. K. Katzis, D. Stasinopoulos and G. Despotou

Konstantinos Katzis, European University Cyprus

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Reading and displaying standardised neuroimaging results in a user-friendly environment. T. Maullin-Sapey, G. Flandin, C. Maumet and T. E. Nichols

Tom Maullin, University of Warwick

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National, centralised hospital datasets can inform clinical trial outcomes in prostate cancer: a pilot study in the STAMPEDE trial. H. P. Mintz, F. Evison, H. M. Parsons, M. R. Sydes, M. R. Spears, P. Patel, the STAMPEDE trial group and N. D. James

Harriet Mintz, University of Warwick

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Wrapped: Development and specification of an intervention to increase condom use amongst young people accessing chlamydia self-testing websites. K. N. Newby, J. Bailey, R. Crutzen, K. Brown, A. Szczepura, A., J. Hunt, T. Alston, J. Saunders, T. Sadiq and S. Das

Katie Newby, Coventry University

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Addressing the Challenge of Clinical Pathways: Moving beyond Rules and Decision-trees. V. Patkar, G. Wood-Gush, E. Milantoni and J. Fox

Vivek Patkar, Deontics

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Biochemical Feedback for Successful Weight Loss. N. Sanghera, V. Manoharan, S. Tejpal, J. Planas-Iglesias and J. Klein-Seetharaman

Narinder Sanghera, University of Warwick

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Improving patient care by improving data visualisation and safety support mechanisms: interim assessment. J. Smith and S. Jones

Judith Smith, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Sarahjane Jones, Birmingham City University

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As per the programme, you should arrive after 08:30 for registration and breakfast and be seated in time for the welcome address at 09:30. It is important that you sign in and collect your badge so that we have a record of your attendance.

 

The networking sessions will take place at 08:30-09:30, 10:45-11:15, 12:30-13:30 and 15:30-16:00. Please use this time to speak with exhibitors and view the posters on display.

 

You should check the Venue tab for the Google Maps reference, campus map and floor plan. Information about parking can be found in the Delegate Joining Instructions. Please find below a link to the car parking registration website, which attendees will need to register on in order to receive a parking permit for free car parking onsite. The nearest car parks are 7 and 8, with limited reserved parking in car park 7 for those arriving before 11:00.

 

Book your free parking here

Download the “Delegate Joining Instructions Document”

 

If you wish to Tweet during the proceedings, please use #WMInformatics and @WMHINet.

Your stand will be located in the main room (Panorama, Exhibition Area) with catering, ensuring that all delegates have the opportunity to connect with organisations. Please refer to the Exhibitor and Poster Layout. All delegates from your organisation should register to attend using the Bookings tab.

 

Please be aware that the networking sessions will take place 08:30-09:30, 10:45-11:15, 12:30-13:30 and 15:30-16:00. You should feel free to participate in the scheduled talks, as your contribution may prove invaluable to others.

 

The documents below contain important information about the correct address to send advance deliveries as well as terms and conditions regarding collections. Information on unloading/loading and lift dimensions is also included. You will have access to the venue to set up your stand from 7:30 on the day of the conference.

 

Please see below a link to the car parking registration web site, which attendees will need to register on in order to receive a parking permit for free car parking onsite:

https://carparking.warwick.ac.uk/events/west-midlands-health-informatics-conference-2017

 

Useful Information for Exhibitors

 

Key information

Further information

The conference will take place at Rootes Building, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7EQ.

 

More information about maps and directions are on the university website:

Maps: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/maps

Travel Directions: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/directions/

Campus Map

Route between Car Park 7 and Rootes Building and location of bus and taxi stands.
Route between Car Park 7 and Rootes Building and location of bus and taxi stands.

Floor Plan

Rootes_Building_Floor2

Thank you to all the WIN 2017 conference sponsors for their support!

 

Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University is a large, modern and practice-based university situated in the heart of England’s Second City.  We have long-established links to the health sector and to industry from a local to global scale.  Our technology expertise covers diverse areas, with particular strengths in Big Data, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Enterprise and Audio-Visual Systems. We are home to one of the largest Health Schools in the region, training nurses and allied medical professionals including speech therapists, radiographers and paramedics.   We have also recently established our School of Health Sciences, reflecting our growing excellence in areas such as biomedical engineering, biomedical science, nutrition and dietetics, and sports and exercise.

 

We’re delighted to be at WIN 2017 and we’re looking forward to meeting enterprises, health organisations and other universities who would like to find prospective partners for future collaborations in areas of health informatics, especially those relating to: the optimisation of patient/ citizen care, preventative health and wellbeing solutions, health management systems, life sciences and medical technologies and devices.

 

Website: http://www.bcu.ac.uk

Email: susannahgoh@bcu.ac.uk for collaborative partnerships;  bcuadvantage@bcu.ac.uk for business support

Twitter: @bcuhealth @SGHQoL @bcuadvantage

ccomfortcareservices
Synaptec Healthcare

Comfort Care Services UK Ltd.

Comfort Care Services (UK) Ltd. are a leading provider of high quality community based supported living and social care services to adults with mental health, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and those with complex needs. With over 30 years of experience we support in excess of 450 service users and operate over 70 supported living services employing more than 400 skilled staff.

 

Our purpose is to enable service users to achieve a high quality of life and sustained independence and to deliver value for money to NHS CCG, NHS Trust and Local Authority commissioners.

 

We operate an innovative re-enablement pathway that focuses on supporting service users to achieve outcomes relevant to their needs. We proactively support service users to develop their mental and physical wellbeing, confidence, life skills and quality of life, thereby enabling service users to gain independence and reduce the level of support they require.

 

In this era of government austerity and increasing demand for health and social care, providers are challenged to deliver more outcomes at a higher level of quality for less cost. Within this context, we have partnered with Warwick University’s Institute of Digital Healthcare and synaptec.healthcare to explore and develop integrated digital solutions to improve safety, effectiveness and outcomes for our service users whilst delivering cost efficiencies for our commissioners.

 

Presenting:

We will be showcasing the outcome* of our most recent proof-of-concept collaboration with the Institute of Digital Healthcare: “Providing Patient Home Clinical Decision Support using Off-the-shelf Cloud-based Smart Voice Recognition”, which seeks to enable service users to use natural language communication to engage with a database driven decision support system.

 

*See presentation by Gee Bafhtiar (Comfort Care Services) and George Despotou (Institute of Digital Healthcare) at 12:00 on the 24th January 2017, as part of the WIN Annual Conference’s Decision Support Stream.

 

We are looking forward to meeting companies, not-for-profit organisations and academic institutes who would like to work with us to develop an integrated digital health and social care solution that delivers the outcomes and value for money expected of social care providers. We are particularly interested in web enabled data collection, health, wearable and environmental sensor integration, machine learning, predictive analytics and data visualisation.

 

Website: http://www.comfortcareservices.com

Email: enquiries@comfortcareservices.com

Phone Number: 01628 600 412

Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/Comfort-Care-Services-447732471927648/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/comfort-care-services

IBM Watson Health

IBM

IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries. IBM UK has around 20,000 employees, bringing innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. In addition to being the world’s largest IT and consulting services company, IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large. IBM’s prized research, development and technical talent around the world partner with governments, corporations, thinkers and doers on ground breaking real world problems to help make the world work better and build a smarter planet.
 
IBM Healthcare aims to transform your organisation’s value with access to new and unprecedented amounts of data – across populations and at the level of the individual – for deeper insight, personalisation and earlier interventions.
 
IBM Watson in Healthcare, Watson uses natural language capabilities, hypothesis generation, and evidence-based learning to support medical professionals as they make decisions. For example, a physician can use Watson to assist in diagnosing and treating patients. First the physician might pose a query to the system, describing symptoms and other related factors. Watson begins by parsing the input to identify the key pieces of information. The system supports medical terminology by design, extending Watson’s natural language processing capabilities.

 

Website (UK): https://www.ibm.com/ibm/uk/en/
Website (global): http://www.ibm.com/us-en/

Contact information: https://www.ibm.com/contact/uk/en/

Twitter: @ibm, @ibmwatson, @ibmanalytics, @ibmbluemix

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IBM/

Tumblr: http://ibmblr.tumblr.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ibm/

 

hicom

HiCom

We are a software and consultancy solutions provider that prides itself on its ability to deliver solutions that directly address specific industry needs. Our software platforms provide organisations with fully-integrated, scalable browser-based solutions, which can be tailored, helping achieve greater productivity and efficiency. We combine consultancy with project management, design, development, implementation and support.

 

CIS Products/Services

We are the UK’s leading provider of diabetes management software with implementations in over 100 healthcare organisations worldwide. With 30 years’ experience in the development of clinical systems, we understand the needs of our customers and their patients and we work hard to help enhance the delivery of effective integrated care.
Our clinical software solutions consist of:

  • Diamond – a comprehensive diabetes management solution for better patient care
  • Twinkle – which supports the care of paediatric diabetes patients
  • Community Module – a mobile app extension to Diamond and Twinkle designed to improve the patient experience when cared for in the community
  • Enterprise – a fully integrated clinical management system
  • Focus – which manages the care of ophthalmology patients
  • CareHub – cloud-based electronic medical records software for patients within the United Arab Emirates.

 

Website: www.hicom.co.uk

Email: marketing@hicom.co.uk

Phone: +44 (0)1483 794945

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hicom-technology-limited

Twitter: @HicomTechnology 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hicom-151808651519287/

IDH

Institute of Digital Healthcare

IDH is a partnership WMG and Warwick Medical School in association with the NHS, which aims to improve people’s health and wellbeing through the development, evaluation and use of innovative digital technologies and services. Its objective is to impact upon and improve the quality, safety, accessibility and productivity of healthcare by supporting the implementation of digital solutions for the public, patients and professionals, underpinned by rigorous, multi-disciplinary research, development and evaluation. IDH has an established track record of both coordination and participation in a number of projects focusing on improvement of the quality, safety and effectiveness of healthcare. IDH capabilities (research & education) include:

  • Making sense of health data to improve public health and clinical knowledge through medical informatics technologies, including clinical decision support systems
    Implementing new integrated care platforms to measure, analyse, and communicate health data to all levels of healthcare delivery
  • Promoting wellbeing through patient-empowerment solutions and behavioural change
    Developing innovative imaging methodologies, trials and meta-analysis
  • Modelling and analysing quality and service improvements of care through systems engineering approaches
  • Meeting the information and training needs of clinicians and healthcare technologists through a master’s programme and short courses on themed areas

 

Website: https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/idh/

Twitter: @IDHWarwick

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