Digital Health Rewired 2020 may be over for another year but there is plenty of news content to mull over.
The editorial team has been busy over the last couple of days reporting from a number of thought-provoking sessions.
Wow! Absolutely packed Digital Transformation theatre at #DHRewired20
Thank you to everyone making the journey to @DHRewired today.
Have a great show!! pic.twitter.com/QI0hm3XqCR
— Digital Health Rewired (@DHRewired) March 4, 2020
Highlights have included NHSX CEO, Matthew Gould, confirming at the Rewired Conference and Exhibition on March 4 that members of the Digital Aspirant programme will be announced in waves between now and 2024.
In a light-hearted and often funny talk on the gender data gap, Caroline Criado-Perez had one message for the Digital Health Rewired audience: “Men are not a standard women fail to live up to”.
To end the day, there was the eagerly-awaited final of the Rewired Pitchfest 2020 which saw Celsium crowned the overall winner.
Celsium is placed in a patient’s armpit and is capable of providing a temperature measurement every four seconds. Unlike a traditional thermometer, is entirely non-invasive.
Tara Donnelly, chief digital officer at NHSX, takes to the stage for one of the final sessions at #DHRewired20. “It’s been a fabulous day,” she says in opening. “The hardest part has been deciding which sessions to go to!” pic.twitter.com/pwnMOc9bie
— Claire Read (@readthewriter) March 4, 2020
Had a great day at #DHRewired20 . Some great stands, amazing speakers and I cleaned up on free hand sanitizer. What’s not to love about that?! Good to see the teams from @DermicusT and @SiSUHealthGroup there too. Thanks all involved @DHRewired
— Matthew Williams (@MrMRWilliams) March 4, 2020
Excellent 2 days 👏🏽
Really enjoyed myself and the vibe today was wonderful
— Rizwan Malik (@rijan44) March 4, 2020
Well done @DHRewired and @Maxi_Macki for a great #AI stream – working together. Great to see @GarlandJo and @infinityhealth and @Cognitant and soooooo many others. Felt far more #interoperable this year than in past – hope same is true of tech 😃. Well done 👍 pic.twitter.com/sTE0q87DBY
— Dr Michelle Tempest (@DrMTempest) March 4, 2020
Diversity and inclusion dominated the agenda at the Rewired Leadership Summit on March 3 with keynotes coming from techUK president, Jacqueline de Rojas, who highlighted the importance of fostering diversity in healthcare to ensure technology caters to the needs of the NHS and the people it serves.
The Shuri Network also sent a clear message of improving diversity and inclusivity in the NHS is something everyone owns and “cannot be outsourced to HR”, in their afternoon panel session.
Providing at update on the Network’s activity since it’s launch at Digital Health Summer Schools in July 2019, Dr Shera Chok, who is one of the founder of the network, said the organisation has advised NHSX and NHSE, participated in podcasts and webinars and now have more than 480 members across the country.
“We’re here to help the NHS innovate, we’re here to help the NHS deliver their innovative objectives and we are here to improve patient safety,” she added.
— Jacqueline de Rojas CBE (@JdR_Tech) March 3, 2020
Diversity is not something that we do, it is something that we are @JdR_Tech @techUK @DHRewired @IMSMAXIMS #DHRewired20 let’s change our leadership styles and embrace @NetworkShuri @digitalhealth2 @NHSX @NHSDigital pic.twitter.com/TKgGhDflzO
— Shane Tickell (@ShaneTickell) March 3, 2020
— Digital Health Rewired (@DHRewired) March 3, 2020
Thanks to everyone who attended Digital Health Rewired 2020 – we look forward to seeing you next year!