HTN Focus

Join HTN and colleagues on 20 and 21 June for a two-day online event focusing on electronic patient records, digital strategy, transformation and change. 

The conference will provide a place to share innovations, hear from digital leaders who will discuss how they are tackling some of the challenges and sharing some of their approaches. 

To get involved in the event, please email 

HTN Focus: Electronic Patient Records

Health Tech Trends Series: EPR

08:00 – 9:00

Hear we explore Primary Care IT, hearing views from across the industry on the future of tech for GP IT.

Digital medical records are in daily use, improve patient care, and save money. Why are you holding back?

10:00 – 11:00 

In this session we’ll explore different approaches NHS trusts and integrated care systems can take on providing system-wide access to records to support their electronic patient record (EPR) systems and digital programmes.

The session will also focus on how electronic document and records management can support citizens to become pro-active in their care.


Delivering successful EPR investment cases and deployments

12:00 – 1:00 

Hear from Dr Alan Brown, Director of Professional Services, Richard Scowen, Managing Consultant and Head of Procurement, and Iain Borland Managing Consultant and Head of Deployment at Apira Ltd.

The Apira team will be providing a useful insight from their work with trusts across acute, mental health, community and ambulance settings on best practice in the development of EPR business cases, procurements and deployments, along with some of the key lessons learned.

The presentation will also cover some of the developments in the EPR landscape including the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care drive for all trusts to have an EPR in place by 2025, central support, the convergence agenda and supplier capacity.

Blueprinting and Electronic Patient Records

1:00 – 2:00 

The central Blueprinting team is delighted to be working with HTN again, this time looking at the national EPR programme and how Blueprints can assist Trusts on their journey.

Sue Thompson, Head of National Operations and Delivery for the Frontline Digitisation programme will be speaking about the national priorities and the support to ensure all Trusts have an EPR (to level 5 HIMSS) by December 2023.

We are also pleased to be joined by Robbie Cline, Joint CIO for London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust ​and The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust​ who will explain how they went about implementing a shared EPR across the four acute Trusts in north west London.

  • Paul Charnley, Co-Chair of the Blueprinting Steering Group
  • Saj Kahrod, Assistant Director of Blueprinting, NHSE&I
  • Sue Thompson, Head of National Operations and Delivery, Frontline Digitisation
  • Robbie Cline, Joint Chief Information Officer, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

HTN Focus: Strategy, Transformation and Change

5 innovative suggestions of how we could transform e-Health records to serve our population and workforce needs

8:00 – 9:00 

Dr Penny Kechagioglou, Chief Clinical Information Officer and deputy CMO at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

An update on the regional Great North Care Record – Health Information Exchange

1:00 – 2:00

Join Dr Phil Stamp, regional CSO and ED Consultant at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, for an update on the Great North Care Record – Health Information Exchange and hear how the project is safely and securely connecting patient information across a range of health and social care organisations throughout the North East and North Cumbria.

Health Tech Trends Series: Digital Strategy 

2:00 – 3:00

Here we focus on digital and data strategy for NHS organisations and integrated care systems. 

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