Digital Health and Care Scotland 2022

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Taking place for the 11th year running, Holyrood Connect is delighted to announce the in-person return of its hugely popular Digital Health and Care Scotland conference.

2021 has been another incredibly challenging year for those working in the sector. Holyrood Connect’s Digital Health and Care Scotland conference will provide delegates with an opportunity to explore how digital technology can help re-build and remobilise our health and care system and, eventually, support the shift from crisis mode to a system focused on prevention, early intervention and self-management.

The event follows the publication of the Scottish Government’s refreshed Digital Health and Care Strategy in October 2021 and will include discussions on many of the issues incorporated in it, from digital exclusion and citizen choice to data use and artificial intelligence.

We would like to thank our advisory board who are supporting the development of the agenda: –

  • Dr Margaret Whoriskey, Head of Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation at the Scottish Government
  • Professor George Crooks, Chief Executive of the Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre
  • Alyson Scurfield, Chief Executive, TSA
  • Dr Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive, Scottish Care

As always, the Digital Health and Care Scotland conference is free-to-attend for those working in the public or third sectors, and delegates will be eligible for up to six CPD points (depending on participation levels). Register now to secure your place.

If you are interested in watching any of the on-demand content from last year’s event, you can do so here.

Holyrood Connect 

Holyrood Connect publishes leading Public Sector ICT news in Scotland and hosts renowned Public Sector Tech events & conferences. You can view all of Holyrood Connect’s upcoming events here.

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Humza Yousaf MSP
The Scottish Government
Chair: Pennie Taylor
Jonathan Cameron
Scottish Government
Linda Bauld
Usher Institute, The University of Edinburgh
Mandy Rhodes
Holyrood Communications

In a series of 40-minute interactive workshops, delegates will learn key insights into the applications of the latest innovative solutions delivered by leading experts in the field.  

Delegates will select two masterclasses to attend prior to the event:

Breakout 1 | 11:20 - 12:00

Transition | 12:00 - 12:05

Breakout 2 | 12:05 - 12:45

The Role of Digital in Supporting the Workforce

Delegates will choose to attend one panel (A, B, or C) to explore an area of interest with expert speakers.

Digital technology is going to play a key role in re-building and remobilising our health and social care system. In this session, we will look at how digital solutions can support more efficient ways of working, speed up every day processes and improve productivity. 

Data Interoperability

Delegates will choose to attend one panel (A, B, or C) to explore an area of interest with expert speakers.

Tackling Digital Exclusion Within the Health and Care Sector

Delegates will choose to attend one panel (A, B, or C) to explore an area of interest with expert speakers.

Despite our increased reliance on technology over the past two years, there are still many people in Scotland who are digitally excluded. If our health and care system is to be equitable and accessible for all, we need to address this issue with a sense of urgency. Here, our panellists will discuss how we can do this, from improving skills and building confidence, to ensuring access to devices.

Managing Health and Wellbeing at Home

Delegates will choose to attend one panel (A, B, or C) to explore an area of interest with expert speakers.

The right homes, equipped with the right technology, can enable independent living and healthy ageing and, ultimately, slow down progression to more formal services. As we look to shift towards more proactive and preventative models of care, this session will focus on how we can ensure more people are appropriately supported at home through the provision of digital services.

 

Data and AI: Understanding the Value and Seizing Opportunities

Delegates will choose to attend one panel (A, B, or C) to explore an area of interest with expert speakers.

Following publication of the Scottish Government’s AI strategy, and in advance of Scotland’s first Data Strategy for Health and Social Care, our panellists will consider how we can unlock the value of health and care data; improve collection and analysis; and the role AI can play in detecting and managing health conditions.  

Citizen trust and control is at the heart of both strategies and will, therefore, underpin this discussion. 

TBC

Delegates will choose to attend one panel (A, B, or C) to explore an area of interest with expert speakers.

Leaders from across Scotland’s health and social care sectors will come together to reflect on the key messages that have come out of the two-day conference and discuss how stakeholders can work together to support the successful transition from policy to reality.

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