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UK Health Show - 25 & 26 SEPTEMBER 2018

UK Health Show 2017 provided a unique opportunity for innovators and influencers in the healthcare sector to discuss and debate what is happening in health informatics, clinical technology, apps, medical devices, data analytics, data security, and e-procurement.

Held at Olympia London in September, the UK Health Show brought together senior healthcare professionals and decision makers to help the NHS and the wider sector promote and improve service delivery across four dedicated healthcare areas: Technology, Cyber Security, Procurement, and Commissioning. The four event zones represent the most dynamic and critical to the modern healthcare system.

In the Healthcare Efficiency through Technology zone visitors could learn from industry leaders in the NHS Digital Stage, Clinical Technology, Data-Driven Transformation, Interoperability and Infrastructure, and Digitally Empowered Patience Theatres. Eve Roodhouse, Executive Director, NHS Digital, hosted the popular discussion ‘working in partnership to deliver digital transformation’.

Another area of huge national importance that was represented at the event was cyber security. John Thornton, Secretary, Digital Government Security Forum chaired the Cyber Security in Healthcare Stage where the major issue of GDPR and how digital health records can be truly secure were discussed. Further lively discussions included: Mike Hulett, National Crime Agency, what can government, businesses and the NHS do to enhance cyber security? Sean Walsh, Director, Operations and Assurance Services & Systems & Service Delivery – Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO), NHS Digital – demonstrated his views on enabling the NHS to drive forward improvements in security.

Procurement and commissioning zones introduced critical topics such as: supply chain and workforce, procurement in healthcare, Commissioning for the Future Stage, New Models of Care, primary care, and clinical commissioning in practice.

In addition to the issues facing the UK health sector the event introduced 154 companies highlighting their range of technological solutions to the sector. Exhibitors included: Accenture, IBM, Vodafone UK, Aruba, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, Fujitsu, and NHS Digital. Companies already signed up to the 2018 event include: NHS Digital, Advanced, Imprivata, Bristol-Myers Squib Pharmaceuticals, Genesis Automation, Ergotron, Kodak Alaris, Qualys, Content Guru and Aruba.

Delegates to the event came from the cross section of the health sector market including Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS trusts and Foundation trusts, NHS Scotland Health Boards, NHS Wales Health Boards, and local authorities. As expected the attendees came from senior representatives including; heads of IT and digital, chief medical officers, heads of procurement, chief clinical information officers (CCIO), chief information officers (CIO), chief technology officers (CTO) and clinical directors.

Alexander Rushton, Event Director, UK Health Show says: “2017 saw the UK Heath Show grow its visitor numbers significantly from across the UK health sector. Our plans for 2018 are to make the UK Health Show – bigger, better, healthier. In addition, we’re moving location to Excel London.”

The packed agenda featured keynotes, case studies as well as lively panel discussions, interactive workshops, and insights into the latest technology developments.

Rushton adds: “For the show to continue to deliver the volume and depth of high quality content our visitors know us for, and ensure that there is still sufficient time for you to not just make contacts, but to actually build relationships with key decision makers and influencers from the NHS and healthcare sector, from 2018, the show will take place over two days on 25 and 26 September 2018.”

You can register your interest to take part for 2018 on the website


Source: Hospital Times

Date: 16/10/2017