VCE ‘VBlock’ Systems features within London UKHIF ‘Solution Centre’.

Healthcare is constantly adapting with providers and the NHS employing new working methods which are facilitated by new technologies. A range of technologies are showcased at the UK Health Informatics Forum including data analytics, patient monitoring devices and handheld technology to help front line providers care for individual patients. Crucial to any technology enhancement is a strong organisational and IT infrastructure. In our latest post, we are pleased to welcome VCE, a leader in integrated systems and data centre modernisation, who are helping to improve healthcare organisation efficiency.

VCE was founded in 2009 through a collaboration between IT leaders, Cisco and EMC, with investments from VMware and Intel. VCE was developed to help organisations realise the benefits from the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models. VCE now delivers the industries only fully integrated and virtualised converged infrastructure solution.

At the London forum, VCE will demonstrate their leading VCE ‘Vblock’ systems which enables healthcare providers to modernise their data centres by combining traditional silo-led IT components into a single solution encompassing servers, storage, networking and virtualisation. The solution helps to reduce the costVCE Logo of ICT, while providing a scalable way to simplify and deploy IT as part of any patient care delivery strategy. It ensures providers can deploy applications with ease and speed, gain higher availability and lower TCO leading to better patient outcomes.

The UK Health Informatics Series looks forward to welcoming the delegation from VCE to the London forum, and look forward to seeing VCE’s ‘Vblock’ system in the ‘Solution Centre’. To find out more about VCE and their healthcare solutions visit:  http://www.vce.com/solution/industry/healthcare

Registration for the third UK Health Informatics Forum will reach capacity before the end of January. If you want to submit your health informatics solution, contact our team today using the contact form below.

 

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Dataline brings value of healthcare big data to UKHIF London. 

It’s a new year and we are now pleased to reveal some of the leading healthcare innovators joining the next UK Health Informatics Forum in London. Now in its Dataline Logo3rd year, the UK Health Informatics Series has gone from strength to strength with a highly-esteemed ‘Agenda Advisory Board’, oversubscription from NHS and public sector leaders, and continuing partnerships with global leaders in health informatics solutions. The London Forum will once again partner with Ricoh UK and will be held in Stationers’ Hall, London on March 4th 2015. Delegates registered for the forum include the Digital Clinical Champion for NHS England, Deputy Director for Digital Health and Care for the Welsh Government, and President for the Royal Society of Medicine.

Our newest contributor is software company Dataline who specialise in big-data analytics for healthcare. As the healthcare industry continues to develop, providers face new challenges whilst striving to deliver sustainable and positive patient outcomes. Dataline’s Health Data Analytics solutions combine technology and medical expertise to deliver insights which save time, strengthen performance and drive down operating costs, allowing professionals to focus their time and energy into helping real people in need.

Dataline firmly believes in the value of data and has focused on securing potential benefits from big data in healthcare. Founded in Brighton in 1983, Dataline has built a strong reputation for delivering effective and high quality solutions to UK Healthcare providers, based on over a decade of experience designing and implementing IT solutions to health sector organisations.

Dataline will help to shape the agenda for the London forum by contributing an expert speaker to one of the panel sessions. The UK Health Informatics Forum looks forward to welcoming the delegation from Dataline to the series. To find out more about Dataline visit: http://www.dataline.co.uk/

Delegate palive87921_health-economics-uk-logo-2014-websses for the forum are limited to 125! Don’t miss your opportunity to participate by contacting our team below using the contact form.

 

eSE launches UK Health Informatics Series for 2015

Registration is now underway for eSE’s 2015 UK Health Informatics Series which includes two national forums in London and Birmingham, and is being supplemented with regional ‘On-Site’ forums to be held in Bristol (May), Nottingham (July) and Leeds (September).

Passes for the third UK Health Informatics Forum in London’s Stationers’ Hall next March are being allocated at record speed with demand from NHS trusts, Healthcare providers and regulatory bodies increasing in line with the series’ growing popularity. The third national forum is the strongest yet with opening remarks being delivered by Minister for Life Sciences George Freeman MP, the return of our ‘UKHIF’ agenda board members and strong representation from the public sector including the Care Quality Commission, The Department for Health and NHS European Office.

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The Minister for Life Sciences will deliver opening remarks at UKHIF.

Right Hon. George Freeman MP will join the London forum to set the scene and open the interactive platform for enhancing NHS service delivery through the innovative use of new and existing technologies. George was elected to parliament in 2010 after a 15 year career working with hospitals, clinical researchers, patient groups, and biomedical research companies to pioneer novel healthcare innovations. As Minister for Life Sciences, a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, George’s role is to make the UK the best place in the world to discover and develop 21st Century healthcare innovations.

Our returning agenda board members have helped to shape our previous Bristol and Leeds forum agendas and have built London’s agenda based on the summary report produced by the University of Leeds and contributions from registered delegates. Our returning board members are:

Professor Jonathan Kay – Clinical Informatics Director for NHS England
Dr Masood Nazir – Clinical Informatics Advisory for NHS England
Max Jones – Director of Information and Data Services for HSCIC
Dr Mark Davies – European Medical Director – Mede Analytics
Julia Clarke – Chief Executive – Bristol Community Health
Dr Gwyn Thomas – Chair of the Board – UKCHIP
Paul Marriott – Clinical Advocate Telehealth – NHS England

Some of our notable delegates joining the UK Health Informatics Forum include the Head of Health Information Standards at NHS England, Service Director HIJ at Care UK, Director of Nursing and Service Delivery at the Royal College of Nursing, and Director of Informatics for Department of Health.

Delegate numbers are limited to 125 and look set to reach capacity before the New Year so don’t miss your opportunity to be participate. Register for our UK Health Informatics Forum in London or any of the ‘On-Site’ regional forums at www.ukhif.com or alternatively use our contact form below to get in touch.

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Ricoh UK expands partnership with eSE’s Public Sector Services Series.

Global technology leader Ricoh UK will continue to support eSE’s expanding Public Sector Series by partnering the UK Technology Enhanced Emergency Services Forum. The forum, co-facilitated with Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, will now benefit from Ricoh’s printing and technical support as well as  including the organisation’s leading solutions supplied to the ‘Blue Light Services’. Ricoh’s continuing partnership comes at a time which sees eSE expand its trio of Public Sector Services forum series to include specialist ‘On-Site’ forums, designed to showcase examples of innovative technology solutions overcoming challenges in public sector service delivery from region to region.Ricoh

Ricoh led research by the Economist Intelligence Unit argues that the most significant barrier to technology adoption in ‘Blue Light Services’ is due to time constraints on Emergency Services professionals themselves. Within the Emergency Services market Ricoh UK provides a wide range of Managed Document Solutions aimed at improving efficiency and secure data management throughout the command structure. Solutions to be demonstrated include Multifunctional Devices (MFD) which are enabled with data security systems to keep investigations secure and ‘Follow-me’ print which ensures high availability without the need for out of hours cover. Staff can spend more time on the frontline by using Ricoh’s scanning and workflow software to free them from time consuming administration, whilst outside the office Ricoh’s mobile solution improve the speed and quality of information input from scene of an incident.

Alasdair McCormick, National Sales Director for Government at Ricoh UK said “We’re committed to improving the sector’s approach to information management and by providing reliable solutions that are easy to use and well supported, Ricoh allows emergency services professionals to focus on what they do best: providing a robust and efficient lifesaving service. Our partnership with eSE will help to establish this platform as an opportunity to showcase the numerous technological solutions which can aid UK emergency services.”

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Following the continuing growth of the UK Health Informatics Series, and supported by Ricoh UK, eSE’s national forums will be supplemented with focused ‘On-site’ meetings. The On-Site meetings will take place between the main forums and provide a platform to advance the discussions and develop partnerships, this ensures that the series continually builds upon itself, and that industry experts have a chance to meet and learn from examples of regional innovation. More information for the “On-Site” meetings and their locations can be found on the UK Health Informatics, Technology Enhanced Homecare and the UK Technology Enhanced Emergency Services websites.

If your organisation would be interested in taking part within our “On-Site” forums or you would like further details, please use the contact form below to contact one of the team.

 

A Summary: Leeds UK Health Informatics Forum

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The second UK Health Informatics Forum in Leeds enjoyed a fantastic turn-out of high profile delegates creating some enthusiastic and heartfelt discussion throughout the day. The forum, which was one of the showcase events within the Grand Départ International Business Festival, brought together a wide range of experts and innovators from across the UK public and private healthcare sector. The aim was to create new, sustainable partnerships and to introduce innovative solutions that can improve service delivery, cost efficiency and working practises throughout the NHS and private hospital groups.

The ‘Agenda Advisory Board’ helped this year’s agenda to build strongly upon the themes raised at our initial Bristol Health Informatics Forum, whilst our partners ensured that innovation and best practise from the UK’s ‘First City of Health and Innovation’ were present throughout. Audience delegates contributed to all of the four interactive panel sessions with a number of challenging questions and thought provoking observations.

A number of the key messages from our Leeds Forum are summarised as follows:

  • There is a need for ‘stronger and clearer’ communication between CCGs and innovation from within the private sector.
  • Panellists and audience delegates questioned whether the healthcare industry can learn from the financial sector? Many comparisons to internet banking services were made during panel sessions
  • NHS culture is currently adverse to risk in terms of technology adoption. A change in culture is needed to advance.
  • NHS organisations should be treated as ‘Investment centres’ rather than cost centres. Organisations need to move away from the focus of technology adoption as a cost saving tool.
  • Patients should be empowered around their own data creation and usage. Patients that can use their own data to determine care will be have better outputs.
  • Does restriction in public sector healthcare technology investment come from a lack of ambition? Or from financial restraints?
  • Panellists debated whether patients need ‘Purchasing Power’ to have a say in healthcare delivery.

Informatics solutions and partnerships introduced throughout the day included NHS trusts that use  mobile phone apps to help monitor patients with long term medical conditions and administer care appropriately, a partnership between Bristol Community Health and TotalMobile, which is helping nurses save at least an hour of their day through innovative mobile working solutions, and Sensium Healthcare’s ‘SensiumVitals’ which enables nurses to monitor their patients condition without routine and invasive checks.

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We will be distributing the post forum summary, produced by the University of Leeds, to all participants very soon; delegates will also be able to view images and video footage from the forum alongside this over the coming days. eSE would like to thank our partners Leeds and Partners, the HSCIC and the University of Leeds as well as all of the private and public sector delegates that attended and contributed so enthusiastically.

We hope to continue our work with all of the UK Health Informatics Forum participants and ensuring the series remains a continuing success.

Were you at the UK Health Informatics Forum? Let us know the key messages which were most important to you, and your thought about the day using the contact form below:

 

 

NHS certified cloud based monitoring solutions expertise brought to UKHIF by CentraStage

The UK Health Informatics series brings together a wide range of informatics solution providers with genuine end users and their management. One of the key issues to have arisen whilst working with our Agenda Advisory Board members, and the submitted agenda points from public sector delegates, was regarding the management of new and multiple ICT systems, and support for end users unfamiliar with this new technology.

Our next private sector innovator provides an NHS approved scalable, cost effective and reliable solution to help manage ICTdevices including servers, PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. eSE is pleased to welcome CentraStage to our Leeds Forum (#UKHIF). CentraStage provide a simple, scalable and secure cloud-based unified endpoint management solution which helps IT administrators or service desks maintain control over their entire IT estate from a single integrated platform. The platform, which utilises cloud technology to improve the management of ICT devices is quick to set up and is easy to use.

CentraStage saves IT support teams time and money and our customers range from Foundation Trusts, to Clinical Commissioning Groups, CSUs and health-focused ISVs. Oucentrastager clients only use what they need, and only pay only for what they use. No minimum commitments. No minimum contracts. CentraStage offers the flexibility of a true pay-as-you-go service.

Christian Nagele, CEO and co-founder of CentraStage, comments: “CentraStage is very pleased to be able to bring our state-of-the-art endpoint management technology to the UK Health Informatics Forum. Healthcare providers are constantly adapting to new technologies becoming available to assist them in their day to day care for patients, and without functioning and up-to-date work stations efficiency and productivity will suffer.

“Our cloud based solutions are designed to easily maintain, monitor and communicate with IT systems across the organisation saving both time and money. Most importantly our clients love us as evidenced by our recent win in the Cloud technology of the year category at this year’s MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence (ACEs).”

We look forward to welcoming CentraStage and their speaker on our ‘technology implementation for a more efficient, patient focused healthcare system” panel. CentraStage are a very strong example of simple to use, cost effective solutions which can make real-time savings from implementation. To find out more about CentraStage and their healthcare solutions visit: http://www.centrastage.com/.

Registration for our Leeds UK Health Informatics Forum has now closed for new delegates but to find out more about our London UKHIF visit www.esehealth.com.

Clarity Informatics’ IT Solutions welcomed to UK Health Informatics Forum

In our latest welcome post eSE are pleased to welcome a provider of innovative IT solutions, which puts patient experience at the heart of its solutions. Clarity Informatics will be sending a delegation to our Leeds UK Health Informatics Forum, now part of the Grand Départ International Business Festival. Clarity Informatics originally grew out of an academic department based within Newcastle University and has been producing state of the art IT solutions for the healthcare industry since 2000. The product portfolio put forward by the company is designed to improve patient safety aClaritynd outcomes whilst saving clinical time has proven to be extremely cost-effective.

Clarity’s expert team of clinicians, researchers and software specialists aim to create internationally renowned healthcare networks which are based on real time data and analytics to empower patients and improve outcomes, whilst helping healthcare providers save costs without cutting resources. The solutions which assist end users to work efficiently are developed based on high quality clinical knowledge, Informatics expertise in coding and decision support, the handling an processing sensitive information, software development of web-based products and expertise in clinical leadership.

Clarity Informatics has produced an excellent array of products which have been proven to save time, money and lives. The flagship products include ‘NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries” which provide up to date NICE accredited information for professionals working in primary care. Secondly, The Quality Improvement Service which is a programme improving the quality of patient experience by highlighting evidence based quality measures and benchmarking performance which enables change through clinical collaboration. Clarity Informatics also produces an Appraisal Toolkit; thiClarity doctorss creates a secure online resource for doctors to help complete appraisals identifying issues and solutions within service delivery. The company has now developed a ground breaking appraisal toolkit for nurses with Cumberlege Eden Partnership and FoNS, Centre of Nursing Innovation.

The solutions developed by Clarity are a seamless example of end user informatics which can improve the everyday working lives of healthcare providers whilst providing the overall organisation with measurable savings and boost in productivity. We look forward to welcoming Clarity Informatics to our Leeds forum. To find out more about Clarity Informatics visit: https://clarity.co.uk/