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What we’re most looking forward to at Digital Health Rewired next week

With Digital Health Rewired 2024 just around the corner, we’re looking forward to hearing about the hottest topics in health tech from NHS professionals, innovators, and policymakers. Digital Health Rewired is the go-to industry event for understanding evolving trends, sector challenges, and advancements in technology that can transform how we deliver care in the UK. With a strong lineup of speakers as always, we’re excited to learn from those innovating across the system, from leveraging technology for patient care improvement, enhancing data security, and unlocking system efficiencies. 

Here’s the five sessions we can’t wait to attend.  

Best practice approaches to dealing with security breaches (12/03, 09:30 – 10:15) 

  • Chair: Sarah Murphy, cyber security operations awareness, culture and engagement lead, Cyber Delivery Unit, Transformation Directorate, NHS England 
  • Martin Sadler, executive director of information technology and digital, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust 
  • Prof Daniel Ray, CTO, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS FT; and professor of Health Informatics, UCL 

Taking place on the Cyber Security Stage, this session will explore the best strategies for managing security breaches and offer expert perspectives on navigating cyber threats, as well as share insights into how they might approach situations differently in retrospect.  


Inside track: What have we learnt from virtual wards and where next? (12/03, 11:15-12:00) 

  • Chair: Dr Paul Rice, chief digital and information officer, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS FT and Airedale NHS FT 
  • Dr Amanda Begley, executive director of digital transformation, Health Innovation Network 
  • Tara Donnelly, founder, Digital Care 
  • Umesh Gadhvi, chief digital and information officer, North East London NHS FT 

On the Digital Transformation stage, this session will reflect on the national initiative to establish 50,000 virtual wards and its impact on patient care, exploring what’s next in digital home care. The session will elaborate on how best to implement virtual wards, incorporating all stakeholders. Umesh Gadhvi, CDIO at NELFT, will share insights on using the Access Health Support and Care’s Rio EPR solution to deliver a novel approach to virtual wards. 


AnalystX: Building a vibrant NHS data analytics collaborative community (12/03, 14:00 – 14:45) 

  • Hassan Chaudhury, commercial director, DATA-CAN 
  • Dr Rupert Dunbar-Rees, CEO, Outcomes Based Healthcare 
  • ZhiQian Huang, process mining community lead, AnalystX; and chief impact officer and co-founder, Logan Tod & Co 

At the AI, Data, and Analytics stage, you can hear more about the pioneering initiatives that are transforming how we interact with data and analytics in healthcare. Our Silver Buccaneer Hassan Chaudhury will be chairing this session, and we’re expecting to hear great things from him and the other panellists, particularly around shared leadership. 


Training future nursing and midwifery leaders (13/03, 10:45-11:30) 

  • Becky Thomas, leadership development facilitator, Florence Nightingale Foundation 
  • Jacqueline Davis, CNIO, System C Healthcare 
  • Hayley Grafton, CNIO, University of Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust 
  • Jules Gudgeon, national digital midwife lead for maternity, NHS England 
  • Juliette van Wessem, head of programmes, digital health leadership, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London 

At the Digital Leadership and Teams stage, Jacqueline Davis, CNIO at System C Healthcare will look into how the role of the CNIO has evolved, informed by the latest research. They’ll be exploring how digital maturity influences the effectiveness of the role, as well as the importance of Digital Health Leadership programmes in nurturing digital maternity leaders. 


Developing a patient-centric approach in a digital age (13/03, 13:45-14:30) 

A part of the Digital Allied Health Professions (AHP) and Pharmacy Summit, this session will explore the benefits and challenges associated with patients taking an active role in their healthcare. It will also explore the benefits of an integrated digital medicines platform to enhance continuity of care, safety, and patient satisfaction. David Chalkley clinical safety officer, associate CCIO and associate director of pharmacy, Somerset NHS FT will be on the panel. 


These five sessions are just a glimpse of what’s in store at Rewired this year. Don’t forget to register for the event. If you’re there, do pop by our stand to say hello to the Silver Buck team at E30 or find us at the press office!