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clinical-informatics

Clinical Informatics in Practice

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

Overview

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?

Date and time: Thursday 25 March 25   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

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.