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HTN Now April

The HTN Now health tech tour returns 19 -21 April for three days of live sessions, free to attend for any health and care professional.

During the online event we bring together the health tech community virtually to share, discuss and collaborate on a variety of topics focused around health technology for the now. 

For any questions, of for more information, please contact emma@htn.co.uk 

Agenda - What To Expect

19 April


Royal Free London NHS FT

Digital programmes, apps and systems at the Royal Free London.


The evolution of virtual care and virtual wards with Jamie Innes, Product Director, Inhealthcare.

In this unmissable and highly topical webinar, Inhealthcare product director, Jamie Innes, considers how the approach to the delivery of health and care services is changing. He discusses the benefits of virtual healthcare and where virtual care and virtual wards fit in as well as considering the latest guidance from the NHS and what this means for ICSs.

Jamie also looks at what’s next for virtual wards and considers the use of continuous monitoring technology, its benefits and its challenges.


Panel Discussion: Digital Profession

Panel members include:

Dr. Tamara Everington, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Morgan Thanigasalam FFCI, Clinical Lead for Digital Innovation and Transformation, Clinical Safety Officer, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS FT
Jeffrey Wood, Deputy Director of ICT, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

20 April


Progress in digital medicine – the Moorfields approach and experience so far

Moorfields has had significant success over the past few years in digital transformation of clinical services. A key enabler of this success has been the development of digital leaders among clinicians who are supporting a wide range of initiatives in the Trust. In this talk we will look at the model Moorfields have adopted to formalise the role of clinicians in digital transformation – the Department of Digital Medicine. We will also review the progress that has been made in digitally enabled pathways, and how these could support the scaling of new clinical services for eyecare nationally.


Health Tech Trends Series Part One


Managing Outpatient Flows

Despite the best efforts of NHS staff, waiting lists for routine NHS care have swollen to levels last seen 15 years ago. There are over 5.6 million people waiting for care already, often in pain and dealing with the uncertainty of when they will be treated. All NHS services are affected, with primary care, hospital care and mental health services seeing the demand for care rise as the immediate threat of Covid-19 recedes. While the number of appointments has increased, so too has the proportion of unattended appointments, which now stands at 22%. This has led to some clinics overbooking outpatient appointments, exacerbating the problem of wait times and poor patient experience. How can digital technologies help?

Engaging patients in the delivery of health care has the potential to improve health outcomes and patient satisfaction. Patient Initiated Follow Up (PIFU) is one way of making appointments more responsive to patient need, thereby minimising the risk of DNAs.  Some studies have shown that PIFU in outpatient care achieves similar health outcomes to standard care across a diverse range of conditions, and generally reduces total number of appointments over time. It also improves patient and clinician satisfaction compared to regular scheduling.


Criteria Led Discharge – Supporting a strategic approach to discharge planning

Last year, Leeds Teaching Hospitals became the first Trust in the UK to embed the Criteria Led Discharge pathway into its EHR, PPM+. Georgie and the team explain the benefits of this approach and how it supports the Trust’s wider strategic planning for discharge and patient flow.

Georgie Duncan, Deputy CCIO and the PPM+ Development & Reporting teams


eObservations – making a difference at Leeds Children’s Hospital

Last year, Leeds Teaching Hospitals developed and implemented a new way of recording physiological observations and identifying children at risk of clinical deterioration. This functionality is now part of Leeds’ Electronic Health Record system, PPM+, which is managed and developed by a dedicated in-house team.  David explains more about the benefits of this new solution, which provides fast, easy access to real-time information, and seamless integration with ward-based digital platforms.

David Pickles, Lead Nurse for Digital Informatics

21 April


Health Tech Trends Series Part Two


AI in Healthcare


EPR Strategies for ICSs
This session will discuss the potential ICS strategies for “managed convergence” of EPRs. It will look at ICS strategies currently being pursued: from those with a clear EPR to standardise on, to those with multiple EPRs and how to select a single one. It will cover: key principles for EPR convergence; EPR architectures and eco-systems; main obstacles such as convincing clinicians to use a neighbouring hospital’s EPR “build”; avoiding retrograde steps, proving economies of scale; managing the trade off between clinical choice and affordability; developing the business case for convergence and the required cash releasing benefits; finding the skillsets to implement multiple EPRs.

HTN Now Past Sessions

Ideal Health EPR Implementations, Five Critical Paths and a Cutover

Health Data Research UK Using Advanced Analytics to Understand COVID-19 Hospital Readmissions

Feedback Medical Limited The Challenges of Implementing Community Diagnostic Centres and Delivering an End-to-End Patient Pathway

Register Here

Please use the form below to register, or to register multiple places, please email the details; name, job title, organisation name, email address, to marketing@htn.co.uk