Digital health

Our membership scheme has seven enabling themes to deliver four West Midlands-specific priorities, including digital health. The seven enabling themes have networks available to all members and three of the enabling themes have services tailored for our enhanced membership.

The introduction of digital technology has brought about massive changes to our working 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 enabling theme seeks out innovations that have the potential to save lives, improve the health of our population and create wealth within the West Midlands. We are seeking to spread the use of existing technologies, and working with partners to develop 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. 

Digital Health Network - WIN

The West Midlands Health Informatics Network (WIN) is available for all our members and supports NHS and affiliated healthcare organisations in adopting information technology solutions to transform the care they provide for their patients. It connects health informatics experts, professionals and enthusiasts across geographical, organisational and professional boundaries to work towards the goal of achieving effective, efficient and high quality healthcare in West Midlands.

Digital health opportunities for innovation

All members have full access to WMAHSN’s opportunities for innovation process, which is delivered through the Meridian online health innovation exchange and allows them to propose innovative digital health and open data solutions to deliver on our four priority areas and which may need investment to spread at scale and pace across the region. 

Digital Innovation Service for Health (DISH)

The service is only available as part of our enhanced membership and offers: 

  • Practical advice, support and a range of readymade digital and data integration tools to support providers, commissioners and researchers
  • Practical advice, support and topic specific how to guides
  • Access to the EIT Health KIC digital communities and funding opportunities.

Past and current programmes

Contacts

To discuss this theme, please contact Neil Mortimer, Business Manager, on neil.mortimer@wmahsn.org or 0121 371 8061.