Carbon Net Zero: Journey to a Greener NHS
“Going forward, changes will require significant infrastructure, and an associated increase in carbon emissions. While energy efficiency is improving all the time, a rapid growth in data demand and digital equipment has the potential to add to these emissions unless we specify lower carbon digital products and services” NHS Green Plan, 2020
Decarbonisation is crucial to the NHS’ ambition to meet its 2040 carbon net zero target. With the NHS accounting for 4% of the UK’s carbon footprint annually, and 53% of NHS trusts behind on, or without decarbonisation targets, we will be holding a panel session to discuss the key drivers of this transformation, backed by extensive experience and world class R&D, in order to contribute to your individual plans and discover solutions to the challenges you face.
- Richard Samuel, Deputy Director of Innovation, NHSX
- Mark Blakeman, Director of Information Systems and Infrastructure at NHS England
- John Bamford, Head of Advisory at EcoAct.
Journey to Cloud
The digital transformation that has accelerated at the NHS throughout the pandemic has addressed and challenged many legacy technologies. With Cloud services providing many advantages, such as improving patient outcomes, reducing hospital admissions and the time to deploy infrastructure, the journey to cloud is not without its roadblocks.
What started off as a cautious transformation journey, we are now seeing the shift of clinical applications and data transition to the Cloud. Services need to be deployed quickly and scaled up in line with demand, and provide the availability and accessibility of data required for the delivery of healthcare that underpins the NHS.
Listen to our speakers, who will also bring learnings and use cases from overseas, discuss how Cloud technology can unlock the next level of innovation for the NHS, what challenges to expect, and how to overcome them.
Addressing digital inequalities in Healthcare
With high levels of digital exclusion and digital health literacy in people from deprived and excluded communities, how can we address the gap to move to a model of care designed for individuals, rather than the masses?
The pandemic has changed the way healthcare is delivered, but with remote healthcare and remote monitoring now commonplace, how can we solve the complexity and ambiguity that these systems present?
Join this webinar to discuss the challenges that the NHS face today, and what modifications can be made over the next 12-18 months through the implementation of digital technologies.
- Dr Bola Owolabi, Director of Health Inequalities, NHS England & NHS Improvement
- Inara Khan, Head of Innovation Delivery, NHSX
- Neil Milliken, Global Head of Accessibility at Atos
Virtual Care: Learnings from Overseas
Numerous healthcare trends have been accelerated by the pandemic, including rapidly evolving digital health technologies, new care delivery models, and shifting patient experiences. Healthcare leaders are evolving to models that are adaptable, evidence-led, value-driven, sustainable and reflect the changing patient preferences. As we now begin to exit this crisis, we need to blend how we deliver care physically and remotely within the same environment.
Bringing together latest thinking from across global healthcare systems, in this webinar we will provide a view to what other countries are planning and how they are moving to different models of care, set in relevant context and discussion for the NHS’ current challenges and opportunities.
How do you plan for a Digital Hospital?
As the cost of care continues to rise, demand for beds grows, and existing infrastructure continues to age, the need for a long-term solution to the challenges facing hospitals has never been greater. Moving towards the smart digital hospital is undoubtedly challenging. It must be developed as a business-case driven, technology enabled strategy and road map to meet patient care and financial goals. The transformation to a smart digital hospital is not a single exercise as part of a new build, but a series of strategic business/technology change programs. Running in parallel where possible, tackling priority areas which will differ from one Trust to the next.
In this webinar, you will hear from someone who has been through the process of planning for a digital hospital, following the opening of a new Proton Beam Therapy department, to give you insight, lessons learnt, and recommendations on how to take the next steps in your planning.
Open EHR: Better data, better care
Having been a cornerstone of modern healthcare organizations, traditional Electronic Health Records can become monoliths that make change difficult to achieve. Implementing new models of care requires a more flexible digital platform that ends vendor lock-in and separates data from applications.
OpenEHR is an open-source platform and the next generation of digital health record. It’s an approach that’s already working in a number of European countries and we think it’s key for the new ICSs. Crucially, migrating to a regional digital platform doesn’t mean that organizations have to get rid of the systems they already use; these can co-exist with what’s deployed via the platform.
Ultimately, better data equals better care. Hear from our experts, including Founder and CEO of Better, Tomaz Gornick, who will discuss how digitalisation done right should free up clinicians time, not demand more of it.
Accelerating Elective Care
The Elective Care Transformation Programme is leading transformative change on outpatient appointments and surgery waitlists, making sure patients needing planned care see the right person, in the right place, first and every time, and get the best possible outcomes, delivered in the most efficient way.
Join this webinar to hear from a panel of experts who are leading on delivery programmes, who will discuss current and future plans around the challenges of elective care.