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Innovations in Healthcare

Alastair McLellan, editor, Health Service Journal
HSJ invites you to view and participate in an exclusive “Innovations in Healthcare” webinar, in association with the Healthcare Advisory Forum and sponsored by Oracle.

Quality, cost and the rise in long term conditions are forcing all health and care providers around the world to reassess how services can be delivered more efficiently and to consistently higher standards. Most have concluded that whilst technology is not the only answer, it is invariably part of the solution.

The NHS faces additional cost pressures – the “Nicholson Challenge” to find £20bn of savings over the next four years. Many believe this can be achieved only by “reimagining the front door” to healthcare and enabling patient involvement and decision-making.

Some of the key questions our debate will explore include:

•The existing system – where are we now, how did we get here, and what are the challenges as we move forwards?
•Can technology contribute to the greater integration of healthcare services? What are the potential gains and challenges?
•How can IT-enabled care support patient empowerment and allow patients to take control of their own care?
• How are assistive technologies being used at the moment and what would be the best-case scenario?
• In what ways can the health service use technology to transform the management of long-term conditions?
• What are the budget implications to all of this? Can innovation be ignored as a game changer?

Panellists:
Alastair McLellan – Editor - Health Service Journal
Jim Easton – Director of Improvement – Department of Health
Charles Alessi – GP and Chair – National Association of Primary Care
Rosemary Cook – Director – Queens Nursing Institute
Apr 23 2012
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    -In what ways can the health service use technology to transform patient management?

    -Do clinical decision support systems really change clinical decision-making?
  • Innovations in Healthcare Recorded: Apr 23 2012 60 mins
    Alastair McLellan, editor, Health Service Journal
    HSJ invites you to view and participate in an exclusive “Innovations in Healthcare” webinar, in association with the Healthcare Advisory Forum and sponsored by Oracle.

    Quality, cost and the rise in long term conditions are forcing all health and care providers around the world to reassess how services can be delivered more efficiently and to consistently higher standards. Most have concluded that whilst technology is not the only answer, it is invariably part of the solution.

    The NHS faces additional cost pressures – the “Nicholson Challenge” to find £20bn of savings over the next four years. Many believe this can be achieved only by “reimagining the front door” to healthcare and enabling patient involvement and decision-making.

    Some of the key questions our debate will explore include:

    •The existing system – where are we now, how did we get here, and what are the challenges as we move forwards?
    •Can technology contribute to the greater integration of healthcare services? What are the potential gains and challenges?
    •How can IT-enabled care support patient empowerment and allow patients to take control of their own care?
    • How are assistive technologies being used at the moment and what would be the best-case scenario?
    • In what ways can the health service use technology to transform the management of long-term conditions?
    • What are the budget implications to all of this? Can innovation be ignored as a game changer?

    Panellists:
    Alastair McLellan – Editor - Health Service Journal
    Jim Easton – Director of Improvement – Department of Health
    Charles Alessi – GP and Chair – National Association of Primary Care
    Rosemary Cook – Director – Queens Nursing Institute
  • Effective workforce planning Recorded: Mar 28 2012 45 mins
    Mandie Sunderland, Jonathan Parsons, Paul Scandrett, Ruth Warden
    Healthcare organisations are entering a new era where financial pressures and new operational models need to be balanced with the need to provide quality care.
    How can organisations best manage as the changes outlined in the Health Bill come into force and they need to protect services whilst striving to meet its challenging targets?

    Making efficient use of existing resources - whether those are staff or expensive facilities and equipment - will be crucial for organisations, whether NHS or independent, in this new, more commercial environment which will demand a flexible response to an unpredictable future.

    Effective use of the workforce can significantly help all healthcare organisations to rise to the challenge; to deliver improved productivity and higher quality services in an increasingly competitive environment.

    Planning how you deploy your workforce - and making certain you have staff with the right skills - is essential to meet the financial challenges within the healthcare sector and deliver patient centred care.

    Workforce planning has traditionally been seen as the role of human resources; however this is changing. Understanding the importance of planning the workforce to deliver service for today’s requirements and for the future is essential whether you are in a service, clinical, financial or planning role.

    Training your workforce for the future – how best to manage your resources whilst training budgets are being sliced and deal with the restrictions on the length of the working week

    This webinar will look at how you can plan and deploy the workforce you need.
  • Social enterprise: a viable option for service delivery Recorded: Nov 21 2011 47 mins
    Robin Latchem - LGC Deputy Editor
    Social enterprise: a viable option for service delivery
  • Pathology services online question and answer session Recorded: Nov 17 2011 45 mins
    ROCHE
    Pathology services are set to transform over the next few years - but what shape will they take and what practical problems will organisations encounter?

    A recent HSJ round table debate delved into the maelstrom of issues organisations will face as they try to bring about change. These included

    getting the right workforce in place to deliver the services needed
    how to retain the crucial input of pathologists into clinical care, while reducing costs through economics of scale for the basic processing tasks
    the challenges of providing pathology services for different customers with different needs such as GPs and acute trusts
    working with commercial partners so that everyone benefits
    how quality can be defined, measured and ensured.
    Now an HSJ online question and answer sessions, in association with Roche Diagnostics, will enable you to put your questions to a panel of experts.
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