Collage of photos from DAP2 event

A major event took place at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol earlier this month, bringing together NHS and local authority professionals, academics and technology companies to explore collaboration opportunities and shape the digital future of our health service.

Digital Art of the Possible showcased an exciting array of digital innovations aligned to the needs of the regional health and care community, alongside a series of interactive workshops, demonstrations and group discussions, all exploring the best way to evaluate digital healthcare technologies and accelerate their successful adoption into practice.

Watch our short film of the event here:

The keynote speaker was Deborah El-Sayed, Director of Digital & Multi-Channel Development NHS England, who stressed the importance of finding ways to evaluate the effectiveness and value for money presented by new healthcare solutions and innovations.

Other speakers included Dr Mike Taylor from the Connecting Care programme; Gary Leeming, Director of Informatics at Greater Manchester AHSN; Dr Charles Lowe from the Digital Health and Care Alliance; and Dr Indra Joshi, National Clinical Lead for Digital Experience at NHS England.

The event’s gold sponsor was global health technology company LumiraDx, with System C & Graphnet Care Alliance as silver sponsors.

Janina Cross, Chief Digital Information Officer at the West of England AHSN, explained the rationale behind the event: “The digital revolution is fully upon us, bringing with it an exciting array of opportunities to support the future health and well-being of the population.

“But the digital innovations we are adopting in our personal lives often far outpace those offered in health and care settings. This has to change! Moving to a digital future is sometimes easier to say than do, and working out the best way to make the most of the myriad of digital opportunities available isn’t always straightforward.

“At the West of England AHSN, innovation is at the heart of our mission to deliver a modern, constantly improving healthcare system for the region. We are the connectors across organisations and sectors, harnessing the enthusiasm and passion of frontline health staff and unlocking the potential for health, commercial and third sector innovators to improve services, patient outcomes and save money.

“Our Digital Art of the Possible event was a fantastic opportunity to draw on our collective experience and learning to date, and I’m confident it will provide an exciting launch pad for future collaborations.”

Download a copy of the event brochure as a PDF.

Posted on October 20, 2017

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