• 15Mar

    HC 2013 Conference ‘Digital Health’: realising the potential for information in health and care

    HC2013 is a two day conference on digital healthcare, exploring the recent changes and developments in the public sector and health and social care informatics landscape, including the impact on patients and the public. The conference is free to attend and patient perspectives will feature prominently, including presentations by the CEOs of National Voices, Patient Opinion and the Patient Information Forum (Mark Duman is speaking).

    will enable stakeholders to explore some of the current issues that affect the way we deliver healthcare, the environment in which we deliver it and how modern information systems available at the point of care will transform the patient experience. This year’s conference presents 5 educational streams and will consider a number of key themes through three distinct ‘lenses’:

    • Commissioners of health and care services
    • Providers of health and care services
    • “My Health” – Citizens have an increasing responsibility and role in managing their wellness and any care they may need

    This year HC2013 has a range of high-profile key-notes and covers some fresh topical areas following the recent changes and developments in the public sector and health and social care informatics landscape. Highlights for this year’s event will include:

    • The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Sercretary of State for Health will be addressing the Pleanary session at the end of conference on Wednesday 17th April.
    • Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Chair of the Global eHealth Ambassadors’ Programme) will deliver a video address recorded specially for the conference.
    • Tim Kelsey, National Director for Patients and information, NHS Commissioning Board will address the conference as part of the opening session.

    The Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Nursing will both run streams, covering the Future Hospital Commission, developments on the Chief Clinical Information Officers Network, and the role of nurses in the informatics agenda. Leading national figures in the development of national strategy and policy will update the health infomatics community on progress with national initiatives. We expect Tim Kelsey to provide a characteristically stimulating and informative address, and look forward to hearing from the newly confirmed Chief Executive of the Health and Social Care Information Centre among others in specific conference streams.

    Date: 16th and 17th April 2013
    Venue: ICC Birmingham

    Complimentary registration is available to those who work in patient care settings and/or for public sector or academic institutions (eg NHS Trusts, GP practices, clinics, social care, private health care, Universities, Colleges, public sector, voluntary & charitable organisations, and other similar agencies). Sole practitioner consultants and similar small organisation service companies are also eligible for complimentary registration.

    www.hc2013.bcs.org