To follow us on Twitter, @cambwireless please use #CWHealthTrends in demographics and technology mean that the healthcare sector is of wide interest to small and large companies developing wireless enabled devices, applications or services. There is an increasing need for devices to allow for user mobility and for improved access to information within the healthcare sector. The ability to bring companies, policy makers and users together at our events can act as a catalyst for partnerships or collaborative research and development that lead to stronger offerings and better coverage of the markets.
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Cambridge Wireless Healthcare SIG in association with IET, Cambridge Biomedical Campus and EAHSN
'Management of long term, chronic conditions - Technology innovation in patient pathways'
To highlight the challenges and opportunities technological innovations present to the health service now and in the future, this topical and exciting half-day event will be packed full of new ideas, discussion and debate. It will follow the patient pathway; from initial contact with an NHS member of staff (such as their GP), through to referral, primary treatment and support from social care services. With an enviable panel of experts leading the discussion, this SIG will address the issues surrounding the remote monitoring of carers and how that maps onto the technical world with a focus on clinical improvement and patient support, safety and confidentiality. Confirmed speaker Keith Swinburne of Papworth Hospital
Speakers to be announced shortly, register now to secure your place and avoid disappointment.
This event will focus on the route that a patient will take from their first contact with an NHS member of staff (such as their GP), through to referral, completion of their primary treatment and ongoing support from social care services.
Presentations will cover:
The first presentation will highlight how wireless and mobile technologies are being used by GPs in assisting the early identification of chronic disease and helping to strengthen the patient-GP relationship for ongoing disease management. Key considerations will evolve around understanding how your local doctor can access and implement these technologies to provide vital early clinical data and help speed up the referral process.
Following hospital admission, the patient's EHR is required to be easily accessible to authorised staff. This next talk will focus on how the ‘connected hospital’ facilitates access to the EHR to improve quality, safety and speed of treatment. Taking learning from prior hospital implementation pitfalls, this important presentation will outline how all data, from nurses’ notes to lab tests and consultation, may be stored, displayed, consumed and updated with total reliability and efficiency.
Implantable technologies have great scope for long-term management of chronic disease because they provide accurate and bespoke data gathered wirelessly from devises buried in the body; and crucially how this information can provide a tailored solution to the patient and healthcare provider. This innovative talk will demonstrate how a particular disease, once diagnosed, has the potential to be better managed following the fitting of a simple electronic implantable device.
Finally, following on from the thought-provoking theme of the last event covering the opportunities and challenges of care in the community, it is increasingly important for the 3rd sector and social services to provide ongoing support of patients with chronic illness. This next talk will consider how social care is supporting patients, outlining the challenges and where technologies are currently being used, how they go some way to assist, but may not yet provide the entire solution.
Confirmed speakers for this Wireless Healthcare SIG event include:
The Cambridge Wireless Healthcare SIG is championed by Paul Winter of TTP Group, David Cudby of Networks for Independent Living, Tim Phipps of Cambridge Consultants, Rob Blake of Phillips Research Laboratories and Peter Ferguson of Accenture.
We are also extremely grateful to our partners; IET, Cambridge Biomedical Campus and the Eastern Academic Health Science Network for supporting this event.
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This event is FREE to members of Cambridge Wireless and people working in the NHS or CUHP. Tickets for non-members are £155 plus VAT. To join Cambridge Wireless as a member and attend future events for free, please visit: www.cambridgewireless.co.uk/sign-up
We have limited sponsorship and display table opportunities available for this popular event so if you are interested in maximising your organisation’s profile, please contact: email@example.com for further information.