Greater Manchester Connected Health Ecosystem Event

  • 12 July 2019
  • 09:00 – 12:00
  • Citylabs
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Greater Manchester Connected Health Ecosystem: Transforming care through digital innovation

Greater Manchester is embarking on an ambitious plan to build on our existing assets to become a globally leading centre for digital innovation, data science and analytics.

Ben Bridgewater, Chief Executive of Health Innovation Manchester, and Guy Lucchi, the newly appointed Digital Innovation Director at Health Innovation Manchester, will outline the vision for digital innovation in GM and the emerging Digital Innovation Hub model.

There will also be an opportunity to learn more about how GM’s plans to improve infrastructure and interoperability across public services are shaping up, with use cases on dementia, frailty and early years.

We’ll also hear from the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance), providing updates on their activities and funding opportunities, as well as from industry partners working in the space.

Ecosystem members DAC Beachcroft LLP will also provide an overview of some of the emerging issues in AI and healthcare IT law, together with industry experience in deploying AI software in the NHS.

Ecosystem events are an informal networking opportunity to meet with academics, healthcare professionals, and industry partners to discuss and disseminate best practice, share opportunities, and develop a wide and diverse community of interest across the health technology ecosystem of Greater Manchester.


09:00 - Registration.

09:15 - Welcome & Introduction.

09:20 - Driving digital innovation across Greater Manchester; Ben Bridgewater, CEO of Health Innovation Manchester & Guy Lucchi, Digital Transformation Lead, Health Innovation Manchester.

09:45 - Delivering LHCRE; the story so far & case study examples; Stephen Dobson, Chief Digital Officer, GMHSCP, Saif Ahmed, Senior Responsible Officer, LHCRE Frailty & Clinical Director Frailty, Tameside & Glossop ICFT and Emma Vardy Clinical Dementia and Delirium Lead, SRFT.

10:20 - Panel Q&A

10:40 - Refreshment Break

11:00 - ECHAlliance Network Update & Funding Opportunities; Andy Bleaden, Ecosystem Director, ECHAlliance

11:15 - AI in healthcare; a legal & industry perspective; Andrew Rankin, Legal Director & Christian Carr, Senior Associate, DAC Beachcroft & Matthew Rix, Technical Director, Informed Solutions

11:40 - Digital Innovation and the transformation of continuing helthcare and decision support; deploying innovation in the real world; Charles Mackinnon, Healthcare Director, IEG4 & NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellow

12:00 - Panel Q&A

12:15 - Close followed by lunch and networking in the Atrium

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