Health tech industry gears up for ehi LIVE 2017

One of the biggest healthcare tech events of the year is nearly here. ehi LIVE 2017 takes place at the NEC in Birmingham on 31 October and 1 November,

Visitors to ehi LIVE 2017 will have the chance to hear how technology is shaping policy at the very top of the health service. The keynote line-up for the show has been announced, and includes Will Smart and Keith McNeil, NHS England’s first chief information officer and first chief clinical information officer.

Also speaking across the nine conference streams are Juliet Bauer, NHS England’s director of digital experience, Robert Varnam, director of GP development, Claire Murdoch, clinical lead for mental health, and Kenny Gibson, director of public health commissioning.

Visitors will have more time to see the keynote speakers and case studies – while getting out onto the exhibition floor, where 150 companies will be showcasing their latest products and solutions.

The nine conference streams are anchored by the popular integration and interoperability strand, a new NHS Future Leadership Forum, and revamped CIO and CCIO roundtables.

Running alongside them will be one-day events on cyber security, imaging and diagnostics, acute and social care integration, mental health, primary care, and population health management.

Further keynote speakers include Dan Taylor, the head of cyber security at NHS Digital, and Dermot Ryan, programme director for HSCN, the network that will shortly start to replace N3.

ehi LIVE 2017 has also renewed its partnership with Highland Marketing to support its leading healthcare IT show, ehi LIVE, and the ehi AWARDS 2017.  Highland Marketing will be responsible for generating content to promote the event, and for managing the PR programme and media attendance.

Solenne Singer, marketing director, Informa said: “Highland Marketing is known for its unrivalled knowledge of healthcare, and the healthcare IT market. That makes it the perfect partner to collaborate with us on communicating the value of ehi LIVE in its tenth year – and to promote the ehi AWARDS as they move into their new venue.”

Mark Venables, chief executive of Highland Marketing, said: “We have been long-term supporters of both ehi LIVE and the ehi AWARDS, so we will use our range and depth of knowledge of the healthcare IT marketplace to support this engagement. The ehi LIVE conference has always given visitors the chance to hear about the latest in NHS and digital policy, while the exhibition has provided the chance for delegates to see the very latest innovations.”