HTN NOW 18 - 22 January Agenda

HTN Now brings together the health tech community to share, discuss and collaborate on a variety of topics focused around health tech for the now.

On this webpage you will find the timings for each session and activity during the week, and the booking form to register below. You can register to attend one or more of the sessions; once registered you will receive the codes you need to access them.

For any questions you may have, please email

Monday 18 January


Dr Peter Thomas, Director of Digital Innovation and Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Preparing for the future of digital ophthalmology

The move from pilots of digital-first care through to scaled implementation brings with it many challenges. Moorfields Eye Hospital, which is the largest centre in Europe for the busiest outpatient specialty (ophthalmology), has a track record of digital innovation. This session will describe the challenges of scaling digital models of care, and look at the technological and organisational solutions that can help to overcome those challenges.


Richard Greenwood, Training Manager, Ideal Health

EPR Implementation Training Planning and Delivery using Ideal’s Training Management Tools

An online demonstration to explore how Ideal’s automated training planning and scheduling system (Quantif-i) and Learning Management System (Verif-i) can help plan and deliver EPR implementation training efficiently and cost effectively.



David Newey, Deputy Chief Information Officer, The Royal Marsden NHS FT

A session on Royal Marsden’s response to COVID-19 and how it has supported patients and clinicians to deliver uninterrupted clinical care for cancer patients during the pandemic. 

Topics include:

  1. Background of the Trust
  2. Challenges presented by the pandemic
  3. Digital support for clinicians
  4. Digital support for patients
  5. Changes in attitude to digital over the past 12 months


HTN Now Awards 2021 Finalists Revealed! 

Tuesday 19 January


Paul Charnley, Digital Lead, Cheshire & Merseyside Health & Care Partnership

An overview of the digital programmes across Cheshire & Merseyside

A presentation from the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partners on “The Pandemic and Beyond.” This session describes the work of the HCP in response to the pandemic both in terms of testing and now vaccination, and in terms of coping in the short term and planning for recovery. The talk will also cover the impact COVID-19 is having on the direction and scope of their digital strategy, and Cheshire & Merseyside’s plans for the coming year.


Andy Wilcox, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Imprivata and Jon Huggins, Customer Account Manager, Wellsky  

Seamless reauthentication and witnessing for EPMA

Join this webinar to learn about Imprivata ConfirmID for Clinical Workflows and the integration with WellSky EPMA which supports reauthentication and witness signing workflows.

By enabling clinicians to quickly and conveniently authenticate when completing workflows within the WellSky EPMA system, Imprivata Confirm ID for Clinical Workflows improves efficiency, increases satisfaction, and allows for more time to be spent on patient care, all while improving security, patient privacy, and auditability.


Adam Igra, Innovation Programme Director, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust 

Digital innovation programmes at Royal Brompton & Harefield 


NHS Arden & GEM

The 5G connected ambulance

5G-enabled connectivity and communication has the potential to reduce unnecessary conveyance to hospital by using ‘connected ambulances’ to improve care, diagnosis and pathway decisions on scene. In a project funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Arden & GEM and the Satellite Application Catapult are working in partnership to create a ‘Living Lab’ ambulance environment to explore triggers for reconfigured pathways using advanced technology.

This fitted-out, connected ambulance provides a ‘live’ testing environment for a range of stakeholders to work together to stimulate, co-create and test new ideas and services, and see live demonstrations of the user-centred design approach to developing connected ambulances of the future. Understanding current pathways, and drawing on the Living Lab testing environment, will enable us to reconfigure the existing approach to gain the full benefits from new technology, rather than simply replicating what happens now in a digital environment. 

Wednesday 20 January


Dilshan Arawwawala. CCIO, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

Exploring the COVID-19 vaccination programme and technologies, including the methodology and lessons learned


Beth Lawton, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Exploring the digital journey and programmes at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Chandni Khanderia, Lead Electronic Prescribing Pharmacist, Whittington Health NHS Trust

Rolling out electronic prescribing to outpatient clinics and the Emergency Departments

We will be discussing the process, results and lessons learnt from a fast paced roll-out to our outpatient clinics and Emergency Departments during COVID-19.


Ken Anderson, Acting Chief Information Officer, Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Trust 

Digital programmes at Doncaster and Bassetlaw

Thursday 21 January


Jessica Hicks, Associate Director of Advanced Analytics, Arden & GEM CSU  and Jason Pickles, Head of Systems and Solutions Development, NHS England and NHS Improvement

The national population segmentation analysis dashboard

As health and care systems seek to make better use of data to improve planning and decision-making, a new population insight tool has been made available to NHS commissioners. NHS Arden & GEM CSU has been working in partnership with NHS England and Outcomes Based Healthcare (OBH) to develop and build a national population segmentation analysis dashboard. The dashboard is available to all users of the NHS Viewpoint performance portal and will play a key part in helping systems move towards a Population Health Management approach.

Based on the Bridges to Health segmentation model, the dashboard uses 14 national datasets to enable analysis by core population segments. Segments can be viewed at a regional, STP, CCG and PCN level with visualisations for age, ethnicity, deprivation, spend, prevalence and utilisation. The dashboard includes a COVID-19 view and has already supported advanced analytics units to build risk and probability models, particularly around vulnerable patients. 

11:00AM onwards

HTN Video Interviews

Over the past couple of weeks we have been exploring new innovations across health and care, and have conducted over 20 video interviews. During the day we will be sharing these.

Friday 22 January

11:00AM onwards

The HTN Now Awards 2021 aim to share and celebrate innovations, teams and health tech suppliers that have made a difference during the past year. 

The awards provide a platform to share these innovations and solutions to help shape future services and systems across health and care.

Join us from 11am on 22nd January for a digital awards day!

Find out more here >

Register here