Day 2 - 4 May
11:00 – 12:30 Digital excellence in health and care
Professionalism describes the standards of education and training that prepare members of a profession with the particular knowledge and skills necessary to perform their specific role within that profession. In other words – adequacy. A minimum fitness to practice. This session will explore what individuals have done to go beyond being simply adequate as a doctor, nurse, informatician or a patient, and tell their inspiring tales for how they have demonstrated excellence as digital practitioners, champions, leaders or educators.
Tony Young, National Clinical Lead for Innovation, NHS England
Challenges felt (and overcome) by doctors to balance clinical and informatics/ service improvement skills development
The doctors: Kit Latham, Founder of the Doctor’s Digital Collective Sam Barclay, CCIO, Whittington Health NHS Trust and Junior Doctor
The focus is on the nurses working in specialist roles within informatics and the value of nurses working or influencing informatics to support nursing/clinical practice
The nurses: Ian Woodbourn, Chair, BCS Nursing
Proof of concept work for NIB, bringing CHIME to the UK, developing a city-based approach to knowledge sharing, education and development
The informaticians: Gareth Thomas, CCIO, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Julie Oxley, CIO, Leeds City Council
Thepatient: Arjun Panesar, DiabetesUK and developer of the fantastic Diabetes UK low carb app
13:30 – 15:00: Building a learning health system
Connected Health Cities is a regionally focused programme to improve data collection, and information and knowledge creation, using the concept of “Learning Health Systems”. This session will describe the aims and objectives of the programme and look more closely at specific pieces of complementary work from the four sub-regional groups.
Nick Booth, Chief Information Officer, Connected Health Cities North East and North Cumbria, and the Great North Care Record, Newcastle University
Learning health systems - from data to practice
Traditionally, there has been a very long lag between the development of evidence and its translation into practice. The advent of Electronic Health Records and Data Analytics offer the promise of more timely results. Unfortunately, even when these innovations are used to generate new knowledge, the results are often disseminated slowly via traditional journal articles that are read by only a few people and take many years to alter practice. This session will explore some of the methods that could be used to speed the translation into practice, enabling a Learning Health System.
Dr Thomas Foley, Institute for Health Society, Newcastle University
Team science: collaborate, share, reproduce and repeat
Data science is a digital discipline, generating many digital assets a part of the process that may contain assumptions, decisions and often hard-won knowledge. However these digital assets are rarely published as part of a paper or disseminated in any form. This is a missed opportunity to create a science that is completely open and transparent. This talk will explore the opportunity and challenges to make data science reproducible, repeatable, enabling collaboration and knowledge reuse.
Professor John Ainsworth, Professor of Health Informatics, University of Manchester and Director, Connected Health Cities Programme
The SILVER project - making data available to improve care for vulnerable families using collaborative privacy
SILVER (Smart Interventions for Local Vulnerable Families), one of the four Connected Health Cities care Pathway projects, aims to develop a Learning Health System for Vulnerable Families building on a personalised citizen record of linked data. Through an integrated data system, we aim to co-produce with families and key workers a care improvement intervention package SILVER: Smart Interventions for Local Vulnerable Families. The intervention will be an E-platform that will use data from health, criminal justice and social care, to inform the day to day practice of key workers dealing with families currently involved with the UK “Troubled Families Programme”.
Dr Raghu Lingman - Clinical Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology and Child Health, Newcastle University and an Honorary Consultant Community Paediatrician, Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle
Technology adopted in NW Coast to achieve a LHS
This talk will describe the infrastructure architecture developed as part of the Connected Health Cities project in the Northwest Coast region. The presentation will focus upon the data security and governance issues associated with building, at scale, learning health data storage and processing infrastructure.
Dennis F Kehoe, Chief Executive Officer, AIMES
Using the electronic Frailty Index to develop and test innovative care pathways in Connected Yorkshire
The eFI has now been implemented into the SystmOne and EMISWeb EHRs and a community of improvement established through the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN Improvement Academy Healthy Ageing Collaborative. The eFI is included as a recommended tool in the 2016 NICE Multimorbidity Guideline, and won the 2016 EHI award for Healthcare Innovation IT Product of the Year. The eFI is incorporated as a central component of Connected Yorkshire, and Andy will discuss how it is being used in the programme to develop and test new care pathways for older people with frailty.
Andy Clegg, Senior Lecturer, Academic Unit of Elderly Care & Rehabilitation, University of Leeds, and a Consultant Geriatrician, Bradford Royal Infirmary, based at the Bradford Institute for Health Research