The Digital Health Networks is pleased to welcome two brand new sponsors for its CIO Network – Better and Visiba Care.

The Digital Health Networks is the biggest independent community of NHS IT leaders and includes the CCIO, CIO and CNIO Networks. It’s an independent grass-roots community of more than 6,500 NHS IT and digital health leaders, dedicated to sharing best practice and collaboration.

Matthew Cox, managing director of Better for the UK and Ireland, said: “We want to take our part in co-creating a collaborative ecosystem that truly meets the rapidly evolving needs of patients and clinicians.

“That is why we are delighted to sponsor the CIO Network. We recognise the value it provides in promoting best practice and offering a peer-to-peer support network amongst healthcare IT and clinical leaders.

“We are looking forward to the opportunity to provide our support, through the Network, to bring organisations and regions forward in their digital transformation journeys and realising the collective ambition of providing healthcare with data for life.”

Also sponsoring the CIO Network is Visiba Care, which specialises in a scalable platform for online and video consultations.

Tina Marshall, Visiba Care’s UK country manager, said: “As a company aimed towards transforming patient pathways via digital healthcare solutions, Visiba Care is delighted to partner with the Digital Health CIO network and work alongside fellow leaders and innovators within the virtual care space.

“This is an exciting opportunity for the Visiba Care team, and we look forward to participating in all the virtual events, best practice webinars and advisory meetings over the next 12 months.”

Originally started in 2012, the Networks aim to help accelerate the adoption and effective use of digital technologies across health and care through online collaboration and best practice webinars.

The Networks connect members through an online community, regional events and webinars, the annual Summer Schools and the Rewired Leadership Summit.

And brand new for 2021 is the Autumn Leadership Summit which is taking place in Birmingham on October 7 and 8.

Key themes will include exploring the impact of policy on local NHS organisation’s business and digital strategies, and how such organisations can now best use digital to modernise and enable a successful recovery from the pandemic.

The event is open to those either working in the NHS, public or charitable sectors.