The Digital Hospitals Conference: Reflecting on Rapid Scale up

08:00 am
15 Mar, 2022
etc venues Manchester

The Digital Hospitals Conference: Reflecting on Rapid Scale up

08:00 am
15 Mar, 2022
etc venues Manchester

The Digital Hospitals Conference Series provides NHS Secondary care managers and leaders with a secure platform to meet with peers, exchange insights, and engage with key guest speakers from across the UK and further afield. Delegates can expect to benefit from live guest presentations, interactive question and answer sessions, meet-the-provider opportunities, and much more.

“I really enjoyed the conference, and the speakers were excellent. Thank you also for providing a seamless, quality online conference experience as well. University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Covid-19 has provided a springboard for innovation delivery across the NHS, we have seen unprecedented scale-up of services such as remote consulting, interoperability, the use of data, and of course the use of artificial intelligence.

However, this period of rapid scale-up posed its own challenges for patients and staff across the country. While technologies were rolled out with impressive speed, some aspects of implementation, such as evaluation, co-design, and customisation will necessarily have been a shortcut, and will need revisiting after the emergency phase of the pandemic is over.

Following several surveys conducted by the Health Foundation, it was found that NHS staff surveyed highlighted the issues of ensuring adequate IT and equipment and sufficient staffing as among the top challenges for benefiting fully from recent technological progress.

Age is sometimes cited as a factor affecting attitudes to technology and this was apparent in public surveys conducted with a larger proportion of younger people reporting positive experiences than the population as a whole, and a slightly larger proportion of those age 55 and older reporting negative experiences.

Research sources: Health Foundation, Kings Fund, NHS England, HTN

View our Safety and Sanitation Measures at our upcoming in-person events:

At Convenzis we pride ourselves on our ability to develop, manage, and host both virtual and physical events for the public and commercial sectors.

Our physical events offer a unique opportunity to meet with key sector stakeholders in an informal and relaxed atmosphere, this provides an ideal chance to discuss strategic change and learn from some of the most well-respected public sector professionals in the country, all while soaking up the lovely atmosphere our venues and audience provide.

The Digital Hospitals Conference 2021: Achieving Digital Excellence Overview:

90.91% of Delegates would recommend Convenzis to their Colleagues.

90.90% of Delegates rated our speakers as either Good or Excellent.

69% of Attendees were at Senior Management Level or above.

90% of Delegates are interested in attending the next event.

27.27% of Delegates have requested a meeting with our sponsors following the Conference.

The Digital Hospitals Conference: Reflecting on Rapid Scale up Key Subjects

Our upcoming conference will open the debate on the key challenges and trends affecting the secondary care sector, key learning points will include:

  • Coordination and interoperability
  • Staffing and tech equality
  • Innovation and intelligent automation
  • Clinical tools showcase
  • Tech leadership and development

Who will Attend

  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Clinical Directors/Heads/Managers/Leads
  • Commissioning Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Communications Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Digital Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Digital Inclusion Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Digital Strategy Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Engagement Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Governance Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Informatics Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Information Assurance Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Information Management Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Innovation Directors/Heads/Managers
  • IT Directors/Heads/Managers
  • IT Security Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Medical Directors
  • Performance Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Policy Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Procurement Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Programme/Project Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Service Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Strategic Planning Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Transformation Directors/Heads/Managers
  • Web Directors/Heads/Managers

Sponsors & Partners

The Agenda


Registration, Networking & Breakfast

Registration, Networking & Breakfast


Chairs Opening Address

Dr David Laith Rawaf,
London Surgical Trainee
Epsom & St Helier Hospitals, London Deanery
Chairs Opening Address


Are We There Yet?

Elisa Lakhan-Hector
Head of Enterprise Architecture
Health Education England
Elisa will be speaking about the Digital Transformation Journey that HEE has embarked on and sharing her experiences and lessons learnt thus far.


Accelerating digitally-enabled transformation: Lessons from the Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) programme evaluation

Dr Kathrin Cresswell
Director of Innovation – Usher Institute
University of Edinburgh
In this session, Dr Kathrin Creswell – from the GDE programme evaluation team – share insights, recommendations and lessons to carry forward for all trusts in their quest for digital maturity and digitally-enabled transformation.


Adopting new information systems – The most important conversations

Gareth Cairns
Health Technology Advisor
UCL Partners
There are many digital platforms promising new levels of productivity and efficiency. We spend money and time implementing them and sometimes we find we’re not getting the expected benefits. By having key conversations earlier and fundamentally changing how we consider what an information system is, we can avoid some of the worst problems.


How AI-powered speech technology can intelligently enhance clinical documentation processes

Liam Murphy
Head of Sales
T-Pro is a global leader in clinical documentation improvement software, digitally transforming 600+ healthcare organisations across the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand with over 85,000 active users. Liam Murphy, Head of Sales is proud to showcase T-Pro’s success stories based on our AI-driven solutions, proven to optimise & deliver efficient workflows, save time and reduce costs. For more information visit


Q&A Panel

Q&A Panel


Morning Break

Morning Break


Chairs Morning Reflection

Chairs Morning Reflection


Integration of Artificial Intelligence in South Portugal MOH

Delmar Santos
Integration of Artificial Intelligence in South Portugal MOH


Case Study: How the NHS COVID-19 Vaccine National Booking Service was deployed in 4 weeks

Simon Ronald
Director of Business Development, Healthcare (Europe)
ACF Technologies
Learn how Microsoft, ACF Technologies & NHS Digital collaborated to deliver the COVID-19 National Booking Service in just 4 weeks – a solution that has handled over 100 million COVID appointments across the last 18 months. The team will share the strategy, delivery challenges and outcomes to deploying one of the most crucial appointment management solutions in UK healthcare history. Having handled over 1.7-billion-page hits, and over 1.2 million appointments in a single day, learn how Microsoft Azure underpinned the National Booking Service.


Hospitals of the future will be led by clinician engineers

Dr Neel Sharma
Gastroenterology Registrar and Founder of the Clinician Engineer Hub
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University of Birmingham
Hospitals of the future will be led by clinician engineers


Utilising technology to tackle cardiovascular disease: A snapshot of arrhythmia detection and stroke prevention in today’s healthcare environment

Sean Warren
Business Director UK/ IRE
• Cardiovascular disease in the UK and the quest to close the AF-detection gap • Revolutionary remote monitoring technology: a paradigm shift for physicians, patients and payers


Chairs Afternoon Address

Chairs Afternoon Address


Q&A Panel

Q&A Panel








Removing complexity from audio visual and digital conferencing projects in healthcare

Aidan Crowe
Group Sales Manager
Pure Audio Visual Ltd
The presentation will discuss the challenges of implementing audio visual and digital conferencing projects in the NHS. The audience will learn how to overcome common challenges and become unified with other departments and Trusts. As digital transformation in healthcare continues to develop, video-based collaboration is now considered by many as a critical, non-medical service to the NHS. Our experts, Paul Martin and Aidan Crowe, will help you understand how processes can be streamlined, what tools exist to make things easier, and what role a strategic supplier partnership plays in your projects.


Delivering digital services in mental health care during the pandemic and beyond!

Dr Asif Bachlani
Clinical Director for Acute and PICU Networks, Consultant Psychiatrist
Priory Group
I will discuss the importance of developing a digital/data strategy for an organisation that focuses on 3 key workstreams around reduced admin burden for clinicians, improving patient outcomes and embracing digital mental health. Joe will discuss an overview of the rapid scaling up of digital services across the Priory Group services during the pandemic and new developments in digital mental health care.


Q&A Panel

Q&A Panel


End of Day

End of Day
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