8th Digital Ecosystem meeting attracts plenty of delegates

The eighth meeting of the Yorkshire & Humber Digital Health and Wellbeing Ecosystem attracted plenty of delegates to participate in talks,  a workshop and discussions on the theme of Urgent and Emergency Care.

The event, hosted by the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network in partnership with ECHAlliance, was held at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster.

The event featured speakers and presentations from across the regional and national digital health community leading sessions on:

  • An overview of the digital challenge for seamless urgent and emergency admissions. (Nicola Haywood-Alexander, IMST).  View the presentation here.
  • The digital challenge for the Yorkshire Ambulance service. (Ola Zahran YAS and Peter Dyke, NHS Digital). View the presentation here.
  • NHS Improvement Emergency Flow Improvement Tool. (Richard Wilson, NHS Improvement). View the presentation here.
  • Smart-ER and its role in the Emergency Care waiting room. (Hollie Robinson, Doncaster NHS Foundation Trust). View the presentation here.
  • ACE – a new model for children’s urgent care. (Dr Anne Pinches, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust). View the presentation here.
  • Increasing clinical accuracy in Emergency Care EMIS-ER. (Dr Haidar Samiei, EMIS and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust). View the presentation here.
  • Shrewd Resilience Software. (Alistair Martin, Transforming Systems Ltd). View the presentation here.
  • Leading the way with eforms and interoperability – the opportunity for Emergency care.(Gil Smith, AireLogic). View the presentation here.

After lunch, delegates had the opportunity to take part in a workshop, facilitated by the Improvement Academy, discussing two key questions:

  • What are the challenges for regional connected seamless transfer of information and data?
  • What actions need to be undertaken to
    support regional connectivity?

The dedicated Twitter hashtag #YHDigitalEco was used throughout the event to enable people who could not attend to join in the conversation.

The Yorkshire & Humber Digital Health and Wellbeing Ecosystem was launched by the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN in December 2015 to bring together a growing network of individuals and partners from health and social care, academia, industry, the voluntary sector and patient organisations, with the shared aims of increasing the uptake of digital health technology to enhance patient care.

It is a member of the ECHAlliance International Network of Permanent Ecosystems.

The next Digital Ecosystem meeting will be in 2018 and will be announced in the New Year.