The Ultimate Health Tech Event

Join us for the first ever HTN Festival – taking place online from 18th – 20th July!

Open for everyone to attend, we’ll be publishing lots of content focusing on various topics in the health tech industry. The event will be relevant for: Digital Leaders, IT Directors, CIOs, CCIOs, CDOs, CTOs, CNIOs, ICS Leads, and CEOs. We’ll focus on key industry topics and people in the industry – through engaging webinars, interviews, articles, and surveys on our website.

The agenda for this event will contain content spanning important topics for the health tech community, with something for everyone to enjoy and get involved with.

You can register to receive updates on the HTN Festival below.

If you’d like more information on how to get involved with this event, please email

Lead The Conversation

We’ll be covering a variety of health tech topics for this event, including one live session covering: EPRs, communication, virtual wards, data strategy, patient flow, cyber security, adding value to your EPR, interoperability and shared care records.

If you’d like to take the lead on the discussion for the topics, please email for more information.

The Agenda

Monday 18th July

Healthcare analytics & AI

09:00 – 10:00

An interview with Dr. Janak Gunatilleke.

Virtual wards

11:00 – 12:00

There’s been a lot of talk about virtual wards over the last few months but now it’s time to get down to the business of delivering them. In this webinar Inhealthcare will be focusing on how to roll out a virtual ward. They’ll consider lessons learnt from the pandemic, how these can be incorporated and demo a virtual ward to show one in action.

A population health and patient conversation focused ICS digital framework

14:30 – 15:30

This session will consider the importance of population health and patient engagement channels in the context of the ICS digital eco-system. The concept of case management will be discussed as an essential element of managing patient pathways within and across ICS boundaries. The question of how patients will be managing the NHS app, EPR-specific patient portals and virtual ward systems in their home will be raised.

The role of digital in a green NHS

16:00 – 17:00

James Rawlinson, CIO Lead, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS.

Tuesday 19th July

Digital midwives

10:00 – 11:00

We are joined by Victoria Komolafe, Professional Advisor (Digital) for the Royal College of Midwives, and Victoria Mustafa, Maternity Programmes Manager and Digital Midwife for NHS South West London, to discuss their experiences in digital midwifery and their hopes for the future.

Balancing patient care and service demand with flow management

12:00 – 1:00

More and more NHS trusts have been turning to technology to help modernise and improve patient flow across hospitals and into the community, in line with the NHS elective recovery plan. Presented by Alcidion, this webinar will provide perspectives from Dr Paul Deffley, Alcidion UK CMO and Katy Cain, Alcidion Head of UK Clinical Consulting on the positive impact that flow technology has on NHS services. It will explore how healthcare organisations can manage patient care and available resources effectively and efficiently, how clinical teams quickly see and act on what they need to do for patients, how hospitals are tackling national priorities (like the elective backlog) and what integrated care systems gain from using flow technologies.

Digital general practice

14:00 – 15:00

Our latest Health Tech Trends series explores IT in General Practice, exploring the challenges and asking what good looks like for primary care tech.

Wednesday 20th July

Adding value to your EPR

9:30 – 10:30

Join us for this live webcast with Michael Shenouda, Medical Director at Open Medical and an orthopaedic surgeon, to discuss the role of the best-in-breed interoperable digital ecosystem.

HTN Let's Talk

12:00 – 13:00

Podcast: Alex Fowler – Environmental Manager, and Lee Rickles – Yorkshire and Humber Care Record Director and CIO of Humber NHS Foundation Trust.

Digital literacy and developing a digital workforce

15:00 – 16:00

Henrietta Mbeah-Bankas, Head of Blended Learning and Digital Literacy and Workstream Lead at Health Education England, focuses on building a digital workforce, the core skills needed for digital work, to advice she would give for people starting out.

Join us for the HTN Festival