School of Computing

Clinical Informatics in Practice

Clinical Informatics in Practice

Design and Implementation of a large Health Informatics Transformation Programme in the NHS

Overview

a) Design and Implementation of a large Health Informatics Transformation Programme in the NHS

It is essential to have reliable IT infrastructure, technical support and clinical systems, but it is the quality of the clinical engagement in the design and implementation of a health informatics system which determines its success.

This very practical session is led by the team who have worked on the Newcastle Global Digital Exemplar programme over the past 3 years and who will share our experiences and lessons learned for anyone undertaking this kind of work, and will include a short interactive workshop and time for questions.

The course covers:

  1. Background and context of a large Health Informatics Transformation Programme in the NHS
  2. Funding – for the programme and long-term support
  3. Leadership
  4. Clinical and executive engagement – branding, mission statement
  5. Project initiation and governance
  6. Current state analysis
  7. Setting the context – a preview event
  8. Design and development
  9. Testing
  10. Training
  11. Hardware
  12. Business continuity
  13. Clinical safety and risk management
  14. Go-live – planning, communications, command structure
  15. Early life support
  16. Adoption
  17. Evaluation – benefits and lessons learned
  18. What’s next?

b) Change and adoption in a digital healthcare landscape

This session will bring together the resistance in practice to introducing new digital concepts, strategies to gain adoption, clinical leadership in practice, utilisation and usability and the patient facing digital solutions and how to move the agenda forward. 

  1. Cultural issues of digital change, deployment, and adoption for the change fatigued NHS
  2. Nudging the patient to adopt new models of healthcare, accepting change, and the paradigm shift required to self-help healthcare.
  3. How do we change the spoon-feeding NHS model of paternalistic healthcare to a shared decision-making model?
  4. How can digital solutions radically change healthcare delivery?

Date and time: Thursday 25 March 2021   14:00 – 16:00
Fee: £120 one off session
Book the whole Health Informatics programme of 10 sessions for £1000

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Course Lecturers

Course Lecturers

a) Design and Implementation of a large Health Informatics Transformation Programme in the NHS

Dr Chris Plummer

Chris is a Cardiologist and Chief Clinical Information Officer at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He has worked with clinical and IT colleagues to deliver the Newcastle Hospitals’ Global Digital Exemplar programme over the last 4 years, during which he completed the NHS Digital Academy post-graduate diploma in digital health leadership.

He believes strongly in clinical leadership in health informatics, but always in close collaboration with technical, business analysis and project management experts.

His other interests include medical education - from interviewing medical students to chairing the European Examination in General Cardiology – and cardio-oncology, the cardiovascular effects of cancer treatments where he is secretary of the British Cardio-Oncology Society and a Nucleus Member of the European Society of Cardiology Council of Cardio-Oncology.

Daniel Simms

Daniel is an accomplished technology leader with a passion for delivering large scale transformational change. Daniel is the Head of IT Delivery at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and has worked with clinical and IT colleagues as the Programme Director to deliver the Trusts Global Digital Exemplar programme over the last 4 years.

He is also the Programme Director for the Great North Care Record and the North East Nightingale Hospital. His background is in bespoke software projects, working with organisations such as Nissan, Scottish Power, VP PLC, Grainger PLC and Canadian Railways to deliver innovative solutions to complex problems.

b) Change and adoption in a digital healthcare landscape

Fiona McDonald

Fiona is an experienced clinical informatician for over ten years leading major national digital transformation programmes across England. She has successfully clinically-led the Electronic Prescription Service development, assurance, clinical engagement, and implementation, GP Online Services, standards for GP practice websites and transforming prescribing practice across General Practices and pharmacy.

Fiona has extensive clinical engagement and change management experience, working with multidisciplinary clinical teams, to adopt and adapt IT systems to ensure efficiency gains in practice. She developed the patient preferences and engagement strategy, testing and deployment of patient preferences software, in collaboration with patients, clinicians, and information governance expertise and agile developers on behalf of the Great North Care Record. She is experienced in clinical change management, agile techniques, and influencing change.

Fiona has extensive board level experience in an executive capacity at regional and national level, including Northern Region Digital Delivery Board, Digitising medicines domain programme board, Electronic Prescription Board and CCIO Advisory board.