On Thursday 16 May I’ll be presenting a keynote talk on the mHealth opportunity at the Annual TeleHealth and Telecare Summit held at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow Scotland. This event is CPD Accredited.
The Scottish TeleHealth & Telecare Summit focus:
“Scotland’s demography is changing. By 2031 it is estimated that there will be a 144% increase in the number of people aged 85-plus in Scotland. However, while people are living longer, they are not necessarily living healthier lives. And as demand for health and care increases our public services must seek out innovative and sustainable solutions to support more people to remain safely at home in their communities and enable them to be better connected with their families, carers and friends.
Here Scotland, with its proud history of invention and discovery – notably in the fields of communication and medicine, is at a distinct advantage. As a nation we have been comparatively quick to recognise the potential of this emerging field and a lot of hard work has already gone into preparing the groundwork for telehealthcare to thrive in Scotland. These efforts have not gone unnoticed and Scotland is increasingly seen as a global leader, with Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission describing Scotland as “a forerunner in Europe” when it comes to investing in ICT solutions and promotion eHealth.
The challenge now is to build on this progress. In December the Scottish Government together with CoSLA and NHS Scotland published their joint National Telehealth and Telecare Delivery Plan for Scotland to 2015: Driving Improvement, Integration and Innovation. The plan, which will be supported by the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare working in collaboration with the Joint Improvement Team, sets out the “vital” contribution that telehealth and telecare will make and commits “to innovate and expand ‘technology enabled’ service redesign at scale, with an emphasis on the importance of partnership working across health, social care, housing, third and independent sector organisations.
As Scotland moves into the next era of telehealthcare, Holyrood’s Telehealthcare summit will set the scene in Scotland, outline how telehealth and telecare are relevant to you in your sector and share practical examples of how it is already being used to improve services. Delegates will also hear how Scotland is leading the way in the delivery of healthcare services using distance technologies and learn how expanding the role technology plays in supporting twenty-first century healthcare can be an asset to patients, staff and also to the Scottish economy”
Confirmed speakers include:
Steve Bonner, Assistive Technology Consultant, Lifestyle Choices
Karen Byrne, Heart failure Nurse Specialist, NHS Fife
Ann-Marie Chapman, Senior Director, Health Outcomes, GE Healthcare
Patricia Clark, Development & Training Manager, Carers Scotland
Jeremy Cummin, Chairman, Digital Health Consultants Ltd
Steven Dodsworth, CEO, Digital Health Consultants Ltd
David Doherty, coFounder, 3G Doctor
Prof Jim Ferguson, Clinical Lead, Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare
Pete Gilfedder, NHS Liaison Officer, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service
Jeni Lennox, Dementia Circle and Design Thinking
Jonathan Linkous, CEO, American Telemedicine Association
Jon Lowe, Director and Chairman, i-Spy Digital
Moira Mackenzie, Manager, Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare
Donal Markey, Clinical Director, Medvivo
Claire Medd, Clinical Director, Europe, Care Innovations
Siobhan Melia, Product Marketing Manager for Telehealth, O2 Health
Wayne Muter, Creative Solutions Director, i-Spy Digital
Dr Julian Neal, GP & Senior Partner, Portsdown Group Practice
Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health & Wellbeing, Scottish Government
Dr Claudia Pagliari, eHealth Research Group, University of Edinburgh
Alex Paterson, Chief Executive, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Tommaso Petillo, Owner, Tommydesign
Marcia Rankin, Deputy Head of Planning & Performance, NHS 24
Trevor Single, Chief Executive, Telecare Services Association
Pennie Taylor, Freelance Journalist and Broadcaster
Stephen Tingle, Director of Adult Commissioning and Personalisation, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Ann Wales, Programme Director, NHS Education for Scotland
Justine Westwood, Head of Planning and Performance, NHS 24
Dr Margaret Whoriskey, Joint Improvement Team, Scottish Government
Graham Worsley, Assisted Living Innovation, Technology Strategy Board
Peteris Zilgalvis, Head of Health & Well Being Unit, European Commission
Supporting Organisations & Sponsors:
For more information on commercial opportunities please contact Chris Woodcock: E: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44131 272 3112.
Click here to book your delegate ticket. Rates: 1 day reduced (£99) 2 day reduced (£149), 2 day full rate (£299).
************UPDATE (Friday 10 May 2013)************
Here’s a draft of the Slide Deck I’ll be using next week (I say draft because I have no doubt there will be some updates following the mHealth Symposium the Dublin on Monday):
Wrapping up I’ll be suggesting the following next steps for anyone wanting to learn more:
> Get equipped: turn your Mobile into a Medical Device by getting an Alivecor ECG case for your iPhone 4 or 4S. Click here to buy one on Amazon and get a £5 discount by entering the discount code “3GDOCTOR”.
> It all starts with you: get some mHealth devices for your family eg. Mobile Connected Smoke Alarms, Mobile Connected Body Analyzer and Blood Pressure Monitors, Security/Fall Sensors, etc.
> Use mHealth to help your Patients: demo of the Telcare mobile connected Blood Glucometer
> Get networked: Join the +4100 member mHealth group on Linkedin.