Digital healthcare in the spotlight

The latest innovations in digital healthcare are to be showcased at the next meeting of the Yorkshire & Humber Digital Health and Wellbeing Ecosystem in June.

Health and wellbeing stakeholders from Yorkshire and Humber are invited to attend the meeting on Wednesday 29th June, 9am – 2pm. at Kala Sangam, Foster Square, Bradford.

Attendees will have an opportunity to:

  • Learn about Sustainability and Transformation plans (STPs) and explore the opportunities and implications for digital health
  • Visit the innovation showcase and view technologies that support regional ambitions for new care models
  • Find out more about the Yorkshire & Humber Digital Citizen Network

Speakers include:

  • Rob Webster, Chief Executive, South West Yorkshire Partnership
  • Victoria McGregor-Riley from Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Roz Davies from Recovery Enterprises
  • John Elliott from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Nicola Tiffany from HMA Digital

There will also be three interactive sessions focusing on shared learning about project implementation from the Calderdale Vanguard; how to promote the use of health apps for better outcomes; improving how patients can contribute to the co-design of health and social care as well as an opportunity to tour the new Bradford Digital Exchange incubator as part of a programme of events for the Bradford Digital Health and Wellbeing Festival.

Ecosystem flyer

The Digital Health and 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.

Philippa Hedley-Takhar, Head of Investment and Partnerships at Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, said: “We are delighted to be holding our next Ecosystem meeting in Bradford during its Digital Health and Wellbeing Festival. We have an exciting agenda planned and we will be sharing information about a range of activity including the outcomes of the Patient as Partners event and launch of the Yorkshire & Humber Digital Citizen Network (#YHDigitalCitizen).

“We hope as many existing and new members will join us and be ready to contribute with new projects in mind and/or with learning to share with others so that we can continue to develop the regional digital health landscape.”

The Ecosystem is a member of the ECHAlliance international Network of Permanent Ecosystems.