Register now for the September Ecosystem

How digital technology can help people to continue to live independently will be the subject of the fourth meeting of the Yorkshire & Humber Health and Wellbeing Ecosystem in September.

The meeting, at the Pavilions of Harrogate on Wednesday14th September, is being hosted by the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) in partnership with TSA and ECHAlliance.

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

Its theme will be Connected Care, Homes and Communities and the meeting will focus on how digital technology can keep people healthy, active, safe and well while living independently in their chosen homes and communities and connected to their social networks.

Individuals and organisations interested in increasing the uptake of digital health and technology enabled care in Yorkshire and the Humber, including health and social care commissioners and providers, patients, local authorities, commercial organisations and the third sector are invited to attend. Attendees will have an opportunity to:

  • Inform national debate and practice on procurement of innovative technologies
  • Explore citizen purchasing power for digital health and care
  • Share real world challenges and successes in integration of digital enablers


Speakers confirmed to date include Bridget Fletcher, Chief Executive at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the Yorkshire and Humber Digital Health and Wellbeing Board, Damian O’Connor,  of the ECH Alliance, Andrew Carlin, Commercial Director at Inprova Group, Dr Richard Pope, Clinical Lead Digital Health and Wellbeing, Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, Alyson Scurfield, Chief Executive of TSA and Philippa Hedley-Takhar, Head of Investment and Partnerships, Yorkshire & Humber AHSN.

Breakout sessions will be led by Sarah Roxby, Service Director for Wellbeing, Wakefield District Housing, Alison Scurfield. Chief Executive and Paul Finch, TSA’s Business Relationship Manager and Alicia Ridout, mHabitat and Roz Davies, Recovery Enterprises.

There will also be opportunities to:

  • Find out how to get involved in #YHDigitalCitizen
  • Identify partners and access support to accelerate your digital health project

The 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.

To get a feel for the ethos of the ecosystem, please watch this short video

Philippa Hedley-Takhar, Head of Investment and Partnerships at Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, said:

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

“We have an exciting agenda planned and we will be sharing information about a range of activity.”

Alyson Scurfield, Chief Executive, TSA, added: “TSA are delighted to be co-hosting an event with Yorkshire & Humber AHSN and the ECHAlliance.

“We are stronger together and by collaborating, we can all learn from each other and help create true partnerships that can bring communities together. With the use of Technology Enabled Care, we can support citizens to live independently for longer.”

About TSA

TSA (formerly known as Telecare Services Association) is the industry body for Technology Enabled Care (TEC) representing the largest industry specific network in Europe and bringing together a growing members of organisations across local government, health and the private sector.

It is a not-for-profit membership-based organisation, with a current membership of over 350 organisations across the UK and overseas. It is estimated that TSA’s members currently help over 1.7 million people to remain in their own homes supported by their families, friends and carers in familiar surroundings rather than hospitals, care homes and other institutional settings.

TSA works across health, housing and social care through a wide range of public services including the NHS, local authorities, Fire and rescue services as well as housing associations, leading industry suppliers, independent and voluntary sector organisations.

More information is available on the TSA website

About ECHAlliance International Network of Permanent Ecosystems

The European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) provides a unique partnership of organisations, companies and government bodies to transform healthcare delivery and create economic benefits.

With a direct presence in more than 25 countries including Europe, USA, Canada and China, the ECHAlliance members develop innovative solutions around mobile health, chronic diseases, active and healthy ageing, Internet of Things, wearables, personalised medicine, genomics and Big Data.

ECH is registered as a Community Interest Company and is  a not-for-profit organisation.

More information is available on the ECHAlliance website