14th October 2013
By Darrin Shaw
Business transformation consultant Darrin Shaw of The Projects House is looking forward to EHI and here he tells us why is particularly enthused for this year’s event.
On the 5th and 6th of November there is an event where the e-health community will meet.
It is the place to discuss the key IT issues relating to the NHS including EPR, IT governance and information sharing to a name but a few.
Now in its sixth year, this November’s event will be of particularly special importance set against the monumental changes of introducing Clinical Commissioning Groups, Commissioning Support Unites and the growth of many Health Informatics Services within the past year.
Moreover, health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s push on issues such as paperless systems will mean that there is a lot of subjects to discuss, share ideas on and make valuable contacts for future collaboration.
Attendees from across the UK, and sometimes beyond, will be given a great opportunity to interact with a wide range of tech professionals, passing on the benefits of the event to their organisations.
Additionally the CCIO Leaders Network Annual Conference will also be co-located with EHI Live for the second year running to promote the importance of clinical leadership in healthcare IT.
Personally, I am very interested in new approaches to open source technologies; new interoperability and the opportunity for foundation trusts to bid to takeover integrated digital records (and the accompanying £250 million fund).
I believe this is a time of renewed energy and optimism within NHS for technology and strategy. EHI LIVE will be an unmissable opportunity to tap into the ideas, skills and frontline experience of noted experts and professionals, within the NHS as well as suppliers to the NHS.
I hope to share ideas with you there.
Darrin is a business transformation consultant at The Projects House Limited
www.theprojectshouse.comehi live – www.ehilive.co.uk