WMAHSN Digital Health Summit

12 December 2017 iCentrum, Innovation Birmingham, Holt Street, Birmingham B7 4BB

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) invites you to attend its Digital Health Summit on 12 December. Taking place at iCentrum in Birmingham, this summit will explore the mechanisms for identifying existing technologies and for working with partners in developing new tools and services that benefit the West Midlands region, including:

  • Global Digital Exemplars (GDEs) - national perspective and update
  • Digital maturity - from organisations to health economies
  • Driving digital innovation in the West Midlands
  • Local Digital Roadmaps - how technology and data are critical in delivering Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs)
  • WMAHSN's Meridian health innovation exchange
  • Digital transformation in mental health
  • Networks, including the WMAHSN Digital Health and Data Learning Community, the West Midlands Health Informatics Network, the GDE Network, Health 2.0 West Midlands and the Midlands Accord.

WMAHSN's Digital Health Summit aims to:

  • Launch the WMAHSN Digital Health and Data Service
  • Encourage involvement from those with a stake in digital health across the West Midlands, including the NHS, academia and industry
  • Explore the art of the possible, looking towards the future of digital health in the region.

There will be breakout sessions on:

  • NHS - learning from industry
  • Co-design and co-production with end users
  • Investment and jobs through digital innovation
  • Getting innovation into mainstream business.

There will also be a panel Q&A session and ample networking time. Lunch and wifi will be provided.

Who should attend?

  • NHS and local authorities: Directors of Commissioning, Chief Information Officers, Chief Clinical Information Officers, Heads of Information Governance
  • Academics: digital health researchers
  • Industry: digital health companies, developers.

The introduction of digital technology has brought about massive changes to our lives and the way we interact with other people and organisations. While many industries have embraced digital working, healthcare has yet to fully capitalise on these opportunities. The Digital Health and Data Service seeks out innovations that have the potential to improve the health of our population and create wealth within the West Midlands. We are seeking to spread the use of existing technologies and to work with partners in developing new tools and services that benefit the region. Through collaborative partnerships with industry, academia, patients, the public and the NHS, it is our ambition to make the West Midlands the UK’s first truly digital health economy.

Please note that this event has now sold out. If you have booked a place and can no longer attend, please make sure that you cancel your booking to free up your space for someone else.