Join us on 7 and 8 November for live health tech webinars and panels

On Tuesday 7 November into Wednesday 8 November, we’re bringing you a range of perspectives and experiences from the health tech industry. NHS employees can sign up for a free ticket to any of the live sessions here.

At 10am, we’re kicking the day off with a written interview with Cara Afzal, programme director for digital and data at Health Innovation Manchester. Cara discusses how she got into digital and data, her key areas of interest, and her hopes for the future. Check out the HTN website from 7 November to read what Cara had to say.

At 11am, we are joined for a live session by Misbah Mahmood, deputy chief midwifery information officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, for a session focusing on the role of the digital midwife, how it has evolved, and the implementation of an end-to-end maternity EPR in Leeds along with next steps.

At 12pm, we are hosting a panel discussion bringing together a number of health tech professionals to discuss the role of an electronic document management system (EDMS) as part of your digital strategy, with conversation to include key considerations for those planning to implement, extend or replace an EDMS.

At 1pm, the NHS England Blueprinting Team joins us for a webinar along with Manchester University Foundation Trust for a session on the consolidation and migration of 28 North Manchester Community Services onto the NFT EMIS Community EPR, centralising 260,000 patient records. In addition, the team will discuss the migration of the Trafford EMIS instance onto the MFT EMIS environment, covering around 100,000 patient records, and the deployment of an SMS reminder service to the north, south and central community services.

In addition, on Wednesday 8 November at 11am, we are hosting another live panel on the topic of patient engagement and communication. Join HTN along with Dr Penny Kechagioglou (chief clinical information officer and deputy chief medical officer at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire); Dr A Raj Kumar (GP, deputy chief medical information officer at NHS England and chair for the NHS Clinical Leaders Network); and John Kosobucki (CEO and founder of Oxford Digital Health). Our panel will be discussing what to consider for successful patient engagement, the digital tools and channels available, technical aspects to consider, integration, change management and more.

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