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Digital Health Adoption Challenge

The agenda for the sixth meeting of the Yorkshire & Humber Digital Health & Wellbeing Ecosystem on Tuesday 14th March 2017 is now available here.
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The event, hosted by the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network in partnership with ECHAlliance and sponsors the University Centre at Wakefield College, will be held at Unity Works, Wakefield from 9.30am until 3pm. ECHAIt will be opened by Councillor Denise Jeffery, the Deputy Leader of Wakefield Council and Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth and Skills, and will feature speakers from across the regional and national digital health community leading sessions on:

  • Shared learning on innovative commissioning collaborations and the role of leadership
  • Resources for innovators to create their own adoption ‘toolkits’
  • National and regional initiatives to empower digital ready workforces and communities

The event will also feature case studies of innovation success and the opportunity to take part in a series of workshops covering a variety of related themes. Speakers confirmed to date include:

  • James Rawlinson, Director of Health Informatics at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
  • Andy Williams, Managing Principal from Answer Digital
  • Dr Julia Reynolds, Programme Manager for the Innovation Agency

Representatives from the Sheffield City Region Test Bed and mHabitat will also be speaking.

Clare Hagerup, Director of Higher Education at Wakefield College, commented: “Wakefield College is proud to support this event as it aligns with the work we are doing in investing and developing our new Advanced Skills & Innovation Centre.

“This will be the hub of the University Centre and provide a home for higher level Creative and Digital skills for the district and encourage innovation, business incubation and tech solutions.”

Individuals and organisations interested in increasing the uptake of digital health and technology enabled care in Yorkshire and the Humber through collaborative partnerships, including health and social care commissioners and providers, patients, local authorities, commercial organisations and the third sector are invited to attend.

To register to attend please click here: Please book early as demand for places is high

If you are interested in exhibiting please click here for more information

The event flyer is available to download here

The Yorkshire & Humber Digital Health & Wellbeing Ecosystem was launched by the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (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.

Click here to see the story of the fifth Yorkshire & Humber Digital Health and Wellbeing Ecosystem, which was held as part of the #PDDigital16 Festival.

This short video also gives an insight into the ethos of the ecosystem.

Here’s what delegates to previous Yorkshire & Humber Digital Health & Wellbeing Ecosystem meetings have to say about their experiences:

Delyth James, Consultant Psychiatrist, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

“I would really encourage clinicians to attend the Ecosystem meeting to feed into the debate about how technology can help improve services for patients. I hope more organisations will release clinicians to attend events like this as they provide a great forum where we can all learn from each other.”

Richard Main, Connected Care Team, at Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group

“The Digital Ecosystem meetings allow us to see what is out there and gives insight into what we could expect providers to put forward for commissioning.

“The value in this is the Ecosystem meetings are not sales-type, they are focused conversations about services to gain insight from the speakers and other delegates – this is an invaluable source of knowledge.”

Tony Harwood, Project Manager, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

“The Ecosystem meetings provide a great opportunity to network and gain an understanding of what other people are doing and what their experiences have been. It’s also interesting to see the exhibitors and get the chance to talk to them about their services.”