The speaker list has been unveiled for E-Health Insider Live ’09 – the essential conference and exhibition being held at The ICC, Birmingham, on 9-10 November.

Speakers already confirmed for the event include the leaders of the two companies charged with delivering ‘strategic’ electronic patient record systems to the NHS, iSoft and Cerner.

Don Trigg, managing director of Cerner, will talk about the success criteria for the implementation of large scale clinical systems and how technology will shape clinical practice in the future.

In the same session, Kevin Jarrold, chief information officer for NHS London, will talk about the challenges of transforming record systems in the capital and the lessons that have been learned so far.

On day two, Gary Cohen, executive chairman and chief executive officer of iSoft, will discuss its work with the National Programme for IT in the NHS in the North, Midlands and East of England.

And a different perspective on the progress of NPfIT will be given by Brian James, chief executive of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, which earlier this year announced that it had gone outside it for a Meditech EPR.

Linda Davidson, director of organiser, E-Health Media said: “With 40 speakers over two days, this unique programme, sponsored by BT, presents a superb range of topics for the health informatics sector.

“It promises to be engaging, challenging and highly enjoyable, while the co-located exhibition will provide a good opportunity for attendees to discover the huge range of products and services on offer in this sector.”

E-Health Insider Live ’09 builds on the successful one day conference and exhibition on Healthcare Interoperability that was run by E-Health Media last year.

The conference programme has been expanded into a second day and four streams, so those attending can create their own programme of presentations, workshops and debates.

In addition to healthcare interoperability, the streams will focus on ‘the big picture’ on e-health policy and strategy in the UK, ‘benefits realisation’ for e-health programmes and projects, and the future of ‘digital patient care’.

E-Health Insider Live ’09 will also feature a major exhibition with a best practice showcase to demonstrate projects and systems in action, and a fun and informal networking evening at the Jongleurs comedy club in Birmingham.

Davidson continued: “The conference also provides a welcome platform for some of the winners and finalists from the E-Health Insider Awards held in association with BT.

“Experts in teleheath, benefits realisation, personal health records, mobile healthcare and interoperability feature on the programme, too, promising a rich feast of the latest information, research and commentary on healthcare informatics.”

Full details of the exhibition, conference, best practice showcase and networking opportunities are on the E-Health Insider Live ’09 website. This also has all the information you need to register now.