Webinar / Delivering value with digital technologies March 2024

09:00, 1 March 2024 – 16:00, 29 March 2024, GMT Online

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About this event

Getting the NHS digital ready has been the priority over the last few years from the centre but on the ground it poses many challenges. How ready are patients and staff to embrace a digital future, what about the workforce required to build and create an effective NHS which delivers value based healthcare which is to a high standard whilst also being efficient?

Digital technologies such as digital medicine, genomics, artificial intelligence and robotics have a huge potential to transform the delivery of healthcare. These technologies can empower patients to participate actively in their care, with a greater focus on wellbeing and prevention. They also support the prediction of individual disease risk and personalise the management of long-term conditions.

As part of the HFMA's programme of work alongside the NHS digital academy which started in 2021, throughout the month of March 2024, we will be hosting a series of webinars across various dates to be confirmed, covering case studies and topics centred around 'delivering value with digital technology'. 

Programme

Friday 1 March, 13.30-14.30
Preventing clinician burnout: could ambient voice technology (AVT) be key?

Rishi Das-Gupta, chief executive, Health Innovation Network (South London)

Clinician burnout and workload is a national emergency which is impacting on patient safety. Technology may make an important contribution to helping to mitigate some of the workload-related challenges faced by clinicians, with ambient voice technology (AVT) potentially playing a key role in reducing administrative burden.

AVT is a general term for products which combine speech recognition and supervised artificial intelligence (AI) to work in the background and change how clinicians interact with electronic systems, reducing some of the time taken for manual documentation.

The pace of progress in this field is high. In this webinar, Rishi will outline the role of AVT in supporting clinicians as well as exploring the potential impact on patients, staff retention and finance pressures.

See below for slides and video.

Tuesday 5 March, 11.00-12.00

Genomics: what are the opportunities for healthcare and what does the future look like?

Professor Matt Brown, chief scientific officer, Genomics England

The use of genomics data in the treatment and prevention of serious disease is already transforming outcomes for patients and the future possibilities in this field are almost endless. But at what financial cost?

In this webinar, Professor Matt Brown will provide an overview of what the world of genomics currently looks like and how it integrates with the NHS. He will also provide an overview of Genomics England, their role and current work.

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Thursday 14 March, 13.30-14.30

Exploring the digital literacy gap and how this is excluding patients from engaging with services

Bryony Evans, The Good Things Foundation

Digital inclusion is about supporting people to develop the skills and confidence they need to use digital technology competently and safely, and to facilitate their access to data and devices. Increasingly, the NHS, government, and businesses are adopting a ‘digital only’ or ‘digital first’ policy. However, the success of these innovations and commitment to true inclusion, depends on public digital literacy and fair access to skills, data and devices. 

In this webinar, join Bryony from The Good Things Foundation, as she shares some of the shocking national statistics around digital exclusion and how they are on a mission to fix the digital divide in the UK. 

With investment in digital set to continue to expand in the NHS and with large scale digital transformation projects regularly underway. If patients do not engage due to being digitally excluded then this will not deliver a return on investment, it will likely negatively affect patient outcomes and widen the already stark health inequalities gap.

The Good Things Foundation have a variety of initiatives designed to reach those who are digitally excluded and you do not need to be a frontline member of staff to get involved.

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Monday 18 March, 13.30-14.30

Making PROGRESS with Pharmacogenomics

Dr Videha Sharma, clinical innovation lead, lecturer in health informatics, Division of Informatics, Imaging and Data Science

In the fourth of our Delivering Value with Digital webinar series, we will be hearing from one of the pilot sites for the Pharmacogenomics Roll Out – Gauging Response to Service (PROGRESS) programme. The programme looks to establish the feasibility of providing an NHS-wide diagnostic service to identify genetic changes associated with commonly prescribed drugs.

Medicines are the most common therapeutic intervention in healthcare, yet the efficacy and safety of many drugs show considerable interpersonal variation. Some patients have been prescribed medication that does not work well, whereas others develop reactions to their medicines.  Sub-optimal medicines use is a globally important problem that costs lives and large sums of money.

This project aims to:

  • develop and validate an initial genetic test for NHS use
  • develop a system to translate the laboratory findings into prescribing advice for use in primary care (GPs)
  • work with a small number of GPs across the North West to test the system
  • investigate the healthcare economics and implementation strategy to ensure the test is affordable for the NHSE and the way it can be adopted
  • work with patient groups across England to understand how patients feel about this type of testing.

In this session, Videha will provide an overview of the programme as well as diving in to clinical engagement and feedback from patients who have been piloting the scheme in Manchester. 

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  • 50% refund between two weeks and two days before the first day of the event
  • No refund where cancellation is received with less than two days’ notice
  • Tickets can be substituted up until the day prior to the event start, to allow a colleague to attend in place of the original registrant.

Session content

Mar 01

    Preventing clinician burnout: could ambient voice technology (AVT) be key?

    Clinician burnout and workload is a national emergency which is impacting on patient safety. Technology may make an important contribution to helping to mitigate some of the workload-related challenges faced by clinicians, with ambient voice technology (AVT) potentially playing a key role in reducing administrative burden.

    rAVT is a general term for products which combine speech recognition and supervised artificial intelligence (AI) to work in the background and change how clinicians interact with electronic systems, reducing some of the time taken for manual documentation.

    The pace of progress in this field is high. In this webinar, Rishi will outline the role of AVT in supporting clinicians as well as exploring the potential impact on patients, staff retention and finance pressures.

    Speakers
    Rishi Das-Gupta   / Chief executive , Health Innovation Network (South London)
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