Day 2 - 4 May

Theatre 4

11:00 – 12:30: Making patients safer, making EHRs safer
In a health system under so much pressure there can sometimes be a tendency to accept failure. Despite the high profile of the Francis report after the Mid Staffs scandal, patient safety remains a serious concern in the NHS. Information technology is intended to make care safer, but if the technology is unreliable, poorly designed or badly implemented it can make the problem worse by introducing new errors or unintended consequences. This session aims to raise awareness of the vital importance of digital health safety and to suggest how industry can work with care providers to acknowledge product failings and work to improve them.

Professor Ross Koppel, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Professor Christof Lehmann, Vanderbilt Medical Center, USA
Assistant Professor Mark Sujan, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick

13:30 – 15:00: Clinical leadership for digital health and care
The Wachter review has outlined that a new cadre of Chief Clinical Informatics Officers (CCIOs) at the heart of the strategy for digitising the NHS. Leadership from clinicians across the NHS will be crucial but how will it be motivated and operationalised? In this session, key stakeholders outline how health professionals can be agents of change in informatics in the health sector.

Dr Amitava Banerjee, Lead, Clinical Informatics Education, Health Informatics Unit, Royal College of Physicians of London, Senior Clinical Lecturer, University College London and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist

Anne Cooper, Deputy Clinical Director and Chief Nurse, NHS Digital
Professor Iain Carpenter, Chair, Professional Record Standards Body