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Conference tackles sharing and protecting data in healthcare



Conference tackles sharing and protecting data in healthcare

Data and how it is managed in the NHS is the subject of a new event which is bringing together professionals from across the healthcare sector. 

The Convenzis Virtual Data Conference: The Foundation for Integrated Care will be held on Thursday, July 1, and addresses one of the biggest challenges for the NHS in how to give people some control of their medical data while making sure it can be shared with doctors and other healthcare workers who need it.

Data from patient health and adult social care records help to improve individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan local services, and research new treatments, and has also played a key role in the fight against COVID-19. 

From the experiences of the pandemic, key pieces of data, extracted from health and care settings, combined with information provided by patients themselves, will be used in new ways to care for people and help the NHS and social care to better understand and respond to the virus.

The integration of healthcare services is a key area of focus for NHS England. Documents, including the NHS Long Term Plan and the more recent Health and Social Care Transformation Programme, provide details on the use of data and its potential benefits, including using health data responsibly and safely, enabling remote patient monitoring, data security and supporting and empowering patients. 

These matters will be discussed at The Virtual Data Conference, part of the Convenzis Data and Information event series, which provides a platform for NHS leaders and relevant management teams to improve their knowledge on the use of NHS captured data and information.

Speakers at the event, held from 10am to 3pm next Thursday, include: 

  • Prof Michael Miller, Member of the Digital Health Technical Advisory Group (DHTAG) Roster of Experts at World Health Organisation
  • Lee Rickles, Programme Director & CIO at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Neel Sharma, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University of Birmingham
  • Mark Halling-Brown, Head of Scientific Computing at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Kingsley Ikem-Ifudu, Head of Enterprise Data Warehouse Architectures at NHS.

Sponsors include 3M Health Information Systems, Agilisys, Amazon Web Services, Patient Safety Learning Senseon, ServiceNow, Thoughtworks and Trendmicro. 

The event is supported by Health Tech World. 

For more details about the event, or to register attendance, visit here

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