February 25th 2015 - February 26th 2015 | Hilton Hotel, Glasgow

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Event agenda

eHealth Scotland Day 1

08:45

Registration, exhibition and refreshments

09:25

Welcome and introduction by the Chair 
Pennie Taylor, Health Journalist & Broadcaster

Session One: eHealth, improving the effectiveness and quality of healthcare

This session will evaluate the progress of the eHealth programme; considering what has been achieved, particularly in terms of efficiency and savings, and what benefits this has brought. The direction of the eHealth strategy will also be discussed, illustrating how the progress made can be built upon going forward.

09:30

Opening keynote address

Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, The Scottish Government

09:50

Questions to the Cabinet Secretary

10:00

Address from the Lead Sponsor

10:15

An overview of eHealth

  • Strategic aims of the eHealth Programme
  • Development and innovation

Eddie Turnbull, Head of eHealth Directorate, The Scottish Government

10:35

Questions and Discussions

10:45

Refreshments, exhibition and networking

Session Two: Breakouts

Through a series of breakouts delegates will have the opportunity to explore best practice and innovations in eHealth. Breakouts will run concurrently and delegates will have the opportunity to attend two of the options available.

11:05

First Breakouts

11:45

Transition between breakouts

11:50

Second Breakouts

12:30

Lunch, exhibition and networking

Session Three: Breakouts

Through a series of breakouts delegates will have the opportunity to explore best practice and innovations in eHealth. Breakouts will run concurrently and delegates will have the opportunity to attend two of the options available.

13:30

First Breakouts

14:10

Transition between breakouts

14:15

Second Breakouts

14:55

Refreshments, exhibition and networking

Session Four: Technology driving standards

Technology has been embraced for its ability to improve working practices and raise the standard of health provision. This session will look at individual areas of importance, and consider the role of technology in driving standards.

15:15

Technology and information management in practice

15:35

Informatics and Research

  • Increased access to information
  • The role of research 

Professor Andrew Morris, Professor of Medicine & Director, Biomedical Research, The University of Edinburgh 

15:55

Person-centred eHealth

Eunice Muir, eHealth Clinical Lead, The Scottish Government

16:15

Questions and discussion

16:30

Summary and conclusions from day one by the conference Chair

16:35

Close of day one

eHealth Scotland Day 2

08:45

Registration, exhibition and refreshments

09:25

Welcome and introduction by the Chair 
Pennie Taylor, Health Journalist and Broadcaster

Session One: Patient information

It is argued that patients are one of our most underutilised resources and the ongoing move towards self-management and improved communication between patients and health professionals is a key feature of Scotland’s eHealth Strategy. Underpinning this change in practice must be effective management of patient information. This session will explore the practicalities of patient information management, including changes to data protection law, and discuss the challenges and opportunities that patient access to information presents.

09:30

The future of data protection: changing landscapes

  • Latest updates to data protection legislation and what they mean for eHealth
  • Patient experiences of data protection and technology: what can we learn?
  • Sharing patient information to improve outcomes

Maureen Falconer, Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner's Office - Scotland

09:50

Patient information

10:10

Bringing patients and their records together: rights, benefits and the digital society 

  • Efforts to enable patients to access their own electronic health records in the UK have been underway for around a decade and yet it remains a boutique service, only available to a few. Why has it taken so long and how are we doing in Scotland?
  • The Digital Agenda for Europe specifies that all citizens should be able to access their electronic health records by 2015.  How realistic is this and what are the barriers? 
  • What do changes to the European Data Protection Directive mean for patient record access and does existing guidance need to be updated?
  • Changes in the 'digital society’ are already outpacing these developments. How will we meet the increasing demands of our citizens?
  • Will giving patients access to their records improve relations with the NHS data centres and research organisations wishing to use patient data for medical research?

Dr Claudia Pagliari, Senior Lecturer in Primary Care, University of Edinburgh

10:30

Questions and discussions

10:45

Refreshments, exhibition and networking

Session Two: Breakouts

Through a series of breakouts delegates will have the opportunity to explore best practice and innovations in eHealth. Breakouts will run concurrently and delegates will have the opportunity to attend two of the options available.

11:05

First Breakouts

11:45

Transition between breakouts

11:50

Second Breakout

12:30

Lunch, exhibition and networking

Session Three: Innovations in practice

In this final session the conference will consider the opportunities and challenges to continuing innovations in eHealth with a focus on improving the delivery of quality healthcare. 

13:30

Looking at Scotland’s successes

  • Maximising the efficiency of working practices
  • Aiding the provision of frontline services
  • Improvement and benefits

Dr Paul Campbell, Consultant in Anaesthesia & Retrieval Medicine, NHS Scotland

13:50

DHI Health and social care integration 
Justene Ewing, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Health Institute

14:10

Inspiring Collaboration

  • Collaborative innovation: what does it look like in practice?
  • Opportunities for sharing and learning from innovations from Estonia
  • Co-operation between Scotland and Estonia on eHealth

Raul Mill, Member of the Management Board, Estonia eHealth Institute

14:30

Questions and discussion

14:50

Summary and conclusions by the conference chair

14:55

Close of conference

 

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.