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AHSN Virtual Health & Care Week launches to promote digital innovation across the Midlands

24th September 2020

Bookings are now open for Midlands Digital Health and Care Week which will take place 12-16 October.

Organised by the West Midlands and East Midlands Academic Health Science Networks (AHSN), the event is a weeklong series of short, virtual sessions showcasing digital transformation projects from across the Midlands.

The sessions are open to NHS, Social Care, Government and Local Authority representatives and is an opportunity to hear first-hand from those delivering healthcare services and the challenges and successes they have experienced.

Digital innovation has made a significant impact during the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been some great progress made through digital projects across the region and it is essential to share and learn from others. The topics featured will be particularly useful for the restoration, recovery and reset of health and care services following the impact of COVID-19.

Sessions include:

Providing care at a distance using digital tools

Part one, Tuesday 13 October, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Part two, Thursday 15 October, 12:30 – 1:30pm

These sessions will demonstrate the value that technology can bring for health and care professionals, enabling them to maintain connections with services and the people they care for.

Exploring digital technology in care homes

Wednesday 14 October, 12:30 – 1:45pm

This session considers the role of technology in supporting the management of care home residents and patients in the community. It will showcase the experiences of deploying and using contact-free examination and telehealth solutions in care homes at scale and focus on digital literacy and supporting digital capability of care professionals.

Digital transformation – the golden thread of the new world

Friday 16 October, 8:30am – 9:15am

Join this session to hear key updates from the NHS England Midlands region Digital Transformation Team on sustaining and embedding the changes made through the new ways of working brought about by COVID-19.

Neil Mortimer, Head of Digital Health at West Midlands Academic Health Science Network, said: “Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic particularly, we have seen how much of a difference digital innovation can make to patient care and we are very much looking forward to sharing some of this insight with health and social care professionals in the West Midlands. Midlands Digital Health and Care Week will be an excellent opportunity to come together with like-minded professionals in the East Midlands to share knowledge, expertise and best practice. Although we can’t be together physically, the virtual sessions are sure to provide some excellent learnings for participants to take away.”

Tim Robinson East Midlands AHSN Commercial Director says “Midlands Digital Health and Care Week provides a valuable opportunity for professionals across health and care to share best practice and experiences of the implementation of digital solutions. During recent months we have seen the rapid introduction of new digital approaches in response to the pandemic. There are some great learnings that can be used to shape the way these digital projects and similar innovative approaches can be taken forward and effectively embedded during the restoration, recovery and reset of health and care services.”

For the full agenda and to book on to Midlands Digital Health and Care Week sessions, click here.

Please note this is not open to industry/businesses.

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