Digital Health and Care Scotland 2024

The event took place at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh on 21 and 22 February 2024 for Holyrood Connect’s 13th annual Digital Health and Care conference. Brought together health, social care and housing professionals from across the country, the event looked at how digital solutions are being used to help alleviate pressures on the NHS and social care systems by improving care delivery and demand management. As always, the flagship conference explored the most exciting developments taking place across the digital landscape, including the implementation of Scotland’s first Data Strategy for health and social care. We are pleased to have developed the agenda with input from our advisory group:

  • Jonathan Cameron, Deputy Director for Digital Health and Care at the Scottish Government
  • Professor George Crooks, Chief Executive of the Digital Health and Care Innovation Centre
  • Alyson Scurfield, Chief Executive of TSA
  • Dr Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive of Scottish Care

You can find all the photos from the conference and awards on our Flickr. Digital Health and Care 2023 All sessions from our 2023 event are now available to watch on-demand here. You can find all the photos from the conference and awards on our Flickr. Holyrood Connect Holyrood Connect publishes leading Public Sector ICT news in Scotland and hosts renowned public sector tech events and conferences. You can view all of Holyrood Connect’s upcoming events here.  

Learn how data can inform better decisions earlier in your workflow and processes. We will look at the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI), highlighting its pivotal role in enabling cost efficiencies, and expediting solutions to healthcare challenges. We will share real-world insight into innovative approaches that healthcare organisations are taking today to improve patient outcomes.

*Please note that each masterclass will run twice, allowing delegates to attend two from 11:00 - 11:40 and 11:45 - 12:25 We explore how Population Health Management can support health boards and practices to achieve neighbourhood working. Sharing knowledge from across the UK, we’ll discuss how new service delivery models for specific cohorts of patients and how targeted prevention can provide better outcomes for your patients.

*Please note that each masterclass will run twice, allowing delegates to attend two from 11:00 - 11:40 and 11:45 - 12:25 Clinical documentation is one of the most time-consuming EPR tasks and contributes to overload and burnout. Independent research commissioned by Nuance, a Microsoft company, has revealed NHS doctors, nurses and allied health professionals are spending an average of 13.5 hours per week generating clinical documentation, a 25% increase in the last 7 years. So, is it time to challenge the status quo of documentation processes? Join this interactive discussion exploring steps to reduce the burden of clinical documentation and the role of digital solutions such as Conversational AI.

*Please note that each masterclass will run twice, allowing delegates to attend two from 11:00 - 11:40 and 11:45 - 12:25

Exercise in a Box is a non-technical workshop which helps organisations find out how resilient they are to cyber attacks and practice their response in a safe environment. Developed by the NCSC, the Cyber and Fraud Centre - Scotland team deliver Exercise in a Box to Scottish organisations by conducting practical workshops where we facilitate one of the scenarios. 

*Please note that each masterclass will run twice, allowing delegates to attend two from 11:00 - 11:40 and 11:45 - 12:25 We explore how Population Health Management can support health boards and practices to achieve neighbourhood working. Sharing knowledge from across the UK, we’ll discuss how new service delivery models for specific cohorts of patients and how targeted prevention can provide better outcomes for your patients.

*Please note that each masterclass will run twice, allowing delegates to attend two from 11:00 - 11:40 and 11:45 - 12:25 Clinical documentation is one of the most time-consuming EPR tasks and contributes to overload and burnout. Independent research commissioned by Nuance, a Microsoft company, has revealed NHS doctors, nurses and allied health professionals are spending an average of 13.5 hours per week generating clinical documentation, a 25% increase in the last 7 years. So, is it time to challenge the status quo of documentation processes? Join this interactive discussion exploring steps to reduce the burden of clinical documentation and the role of digital solutions such as Conversational AI.

*Please note that each masterclass will run twice, allowing delegates to attend two from 11:00 - 11:40 and 11:45 - 12:25 Exercise in a Box is a non-technical workshop which helps organisations find out how resilient they are to cyber attacks and practice their response in a safe environment. Developed by the NCSC, the Cyber and Fraud Centre - Scotland team deliver Exercise in a Box to Scottish organisations by conducting practical workshops where we facilitate one of the scenarios. 

Reducing instances of delayed discharge is key if we are to improve performance within A&E departments and tackle long waits for planned care. For an individual, it lowers the risk of hospital acquired infections and loss of mobility.

In this session, discussion will focus on how:

- Early discharge programmes and Hospital at Home teams can help ease pressure on acute settings

- Technology enabled care can be incorporated into planned support

- We can improve the availability of social care support in communities

 

 

In February 2023, the Scottish Government published its first data strategy for health and social care, with a vision to improve the care and wellbeing of people by making the best use of data in the design and delivery of services. One year on, our panellists will be considering how data is currently being collected, interpreted and shared in order to achieve this vision, and where progress still needs to be made. 

In recent years, we have seen an increase in patient demand, staff workloads and vacancy rates. While some of the challenges facing primary care can be linked back to the COVID-19 pandemic, many were pre-existing and have only been exacerbated. Digital technology will have a key role to play in reducing pressure on primary care as we move forward and, in this session, panellists will consider: - How it can help improve patient flow and manage demand. - The role of digital triage in ensuring access to appropriate services. - How we can enhance appropriate, timely information sharing between primary care professionals.

Emerging technologies, such as AI, have the potential to support clinical decision making, reduce unnecessary treatments and care, and improve patient outcomes. However, at present, the majority of AI is still in the pilot phase, with few instances of it being used in widespread clinical practice or care.

In this session, panellists will look at:

- Where AI is currently being used successfully

- Barriers to adoption, such as funding, collaboration and evidence

- How we can accelerate the adoption of AI in clinical practice, as well as in social care settings

Technology Enabled Care transforms people's lives, allowing them to live independently in their own homes and within their communities for longer, it supports an individual’s safety and wellbeing and aids the prevention of care in another setting, thereby supporting the NHS and the pressures it experiences.      In this session, we will be looking at how Technology Enabled Care solutions support independent living, and where opportunities might lie in the future. 

Many people still do not have the skills and confidence needed to benefit from digital technology, or access to appropriate devices and connectivity. If we are to truly benefit from the opportunities that digital presents, we must tackle digital exclusion and ensure solutions are truly co-produced. 

Join us to hear about examples of best practice in this space, share learning and discuss how we can overcome the barriers that remain.

Explore the transformative benefits of digitising the perioperative pathway.  We'll showcase how technology facilitates the shift from passive waiting lists to proactive preparation lists. This encompasses automating perioperative risk factor screening, providing automatic patient updates, and supports in optimising "fitness for surgery" before surgery. Join us in this interactive breakout session to gain insights into proactive preparation lists and getting patients on the pathway to recovery as soon as possible. 

Join the Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre as they celebrate the next generation of Digital Health & Care Innovators. We are delighted to host the presentation of the Scottish #DigiInventors Challenge 2023 Secondary School Edition trophy and prizes to the winning team: Team Go Tree from Marr College in Troon. It will be a great chance to celebrate the next generation of digital innovators, learn more about their winning idea and hear what their next steps will be.

John Giblin
Regional Director
Vodafone in Health
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Spencer Noble
Head of Business Development
Cegedim Healthcare Solutions
Rami Riman
Director of Clinical and Business Improvements
InterSystems
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Ian Beattie
Head of Social Care
South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership
Dr Murray Ellender
GP and Co-founder
eConsult
Stephen Broadbridge
Cyber Exercising Coordinator
Cyber & Fraud Centre Scotland
Calum Campbell
Digital Social Work Policy and Practice Advisor
Social Work Scotland
Dr Simon Wallace
CCIO
Microsoft
Janette Hughes
Director of Planning and Performance
Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre
Marlene Harkis
Service Delivery Consultant
Digital Health and Care Innovation Centre
Nigel Gallear
Digital Inclusion Programme Manager
Simon Community Scotland
Joe Wilson
Head of Digital Skills
City of Glasgow College
Kathy Harrison
DataLoch Programme Lead
University of Edinburgh
Dr Sanna Rimpiläinen
Head of Research and Skills
Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre
Laura Wilson
Director for Scotland
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Dr Clarisse de Vries
Research Fellow
University of Aberdeen
Dr Irene Mackintosh
Managing Director
Mhor Collective
Paul Johnston
Chief Executive
Public Health Scotland
Kirsty Morrison
Group CEO
Albyn Housing Association
Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak
Regius Chair of Medicine | Chief Scientist for Health
University of Glasgow | Scottish Government
Laura Rowlinson
Clinical Lead Physiotherapist and Digital and Informatics Lead
East Lothian Rehabilitation Services
Carrie Thomson
Portfolio Lead - Digital Lifelines Scotland
Scottish Government
Jonathan Waldheim-Ross
Head of Product and Delivery (National Digital Platform)
NHS Education for Scotland
Rosie Cooper
National Improvement Lead - Near Me and Digital H@H Programmes
Scottish Government
James Blackwood
Independent Healthcare AI Consultant
Richard McCallum
Director of Health and Social Care Finance, Digital and Governance
Scottish Government
Neil Gray MSP
Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care
Scottish Government
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Steve Mallam
Sales Engineering Team Leader
Interystems
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Matthew Curl
Digital Programme Manager
Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership
James McPherson
Chief Executive Officer
Voice Technologies
Martyn Ross
Business Development Director
Voice Technologies
Cllr Paul Kelly
Spokesperson for Health and Social Care
COSLA
Maureen Holmes
Senior Business Development Manager
Legrand Care
Colin Birchenall
Chief Technology Officer
Digital Office for Scottish Local Government
Tracey Ashworth-Davies
Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Corporate) and Workforce Director
NHS Education for Scotland
Nicola Cooper
Technology and Digital Innovation Lead
Scottish Care
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Prof. David Lowe
Consultant Emergency Medicine / Joint Clinical Lead Innovation
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital / West of Scotland Innovation Hub
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Dr Donald Macaskill
Chief Executive
Scottish Care
Alyson Scurfield Headshot
Alyson Scurfield
Chief Executive Officer
TEC Services Association (TSA)
Dr Chris Williams
GP and Deputy Chair (Policy)
Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland (RCGP Scotland)
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Jennifer Trueland
Health Journalist
Pennie Taylor
Freelance Journalist
Aaron Slater
Digital Participation Manager
SCVO
Jonathan Cameron
Director - Digital Health and Care
Scottish Government
Mandy Rhodes
MD of Holyrood Communications and editor of Holyrood magazine
Holyrood Communications

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