Virtual HPN Expo

Virtual HPN Expo - bringing collaboration and innovation in healthcare into 2020

It probably goes without saying now that 2020 has been one of challenging years in NHS history. Our healthcare system’s response to and role in the pandemic has been exemplary - a testament to dedicated and hard-working staff. The battle is not over though - and the rest of this year and early into next year will bring new challenges to rise to.

For many senior leaders, the pandemic has been an exercise in learning. Previously unexplored initiatives and innovations have been deployed in unprecedented timescales. They’ve had to remodel, and on occasion, completely rethink, how care is delivered in their respective organisations.

As we head into an uncertain future with or without the threat of this virus looming over us - there is a huge appetite to continue the pace and culture of innovation that has sprung up around the crisis. Leaders in healthcare are looking to virtual models, artificial intelligence, and robotics to deliver the next generation of healthcare.

Being able to collaborate with and learn from both peers and transformational suppliers at this time is vital. Clearly though, we can no longer rely on the more “traditional” methods of collaboration and learning. Face-to-face conferences, networking events and exhibitions will most likely not be going ahead for quite some time.

That’s why we’ve launched a new event model that’s fit for the times we’re in. Virtual HPN Expo is  a chance for senior leaders, managers and clinicians in the NHS to hear the latest case studies and best practice, and view the most innovative solutions - without leaving their trust. We’re going big - it’ll be the biggest virtual gathering of healthcare professionals the UK has ever seen.

Virtual HPN Expo has been carefully curated with a steering committee of healthcare leaders to speak to the most relevant arising challenges and opportunities the NHS is facing. We’re structuring the event around 4 core themes that reflect these challenges:

  • Workforce, skills and wellbeing
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • Innovation and improvement
  • Telehealth and virtual care models

To speak around these themes, we’ve gathered some of the sector’s most experienced and respected senior leaders. Highlights include:

Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett, Chairman, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
“Volunteering in a digital world and lessons learned from COVID”
As founder of Helpforce, a charitable organisation that supports volunteering in healthcare, Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett will be reflecting on mobilising the volunteer workforce in a digital-first world. He'll also give insight into lessons learned and opportunities uncovered in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

David Walliker, Chief Digital and Partnerships Officer, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
“If your trust strategy isn’t your digital strategy, you’re doing it wrong”
Digital health champion David Walliker will be discussing the importance of NHS trusts adopting a digital-first approach and exploring the integral relationship between digital and improvement of care.

Panel Discussion: AI and Intelligent Automation in Healthcare - The Opportunities and Barriers
Rachel Dunscombe, CEO, NHS Digital Academy
Peter Thomas, Director of Digital Innovation, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Alejandro F Frangi, Director, Leeds Centre for Responsive HealthTech Innovation
Darren Atkins, Chief Technology Officer (AI and Automation), NHS

This panel discussion will bring together some of the sector’s thought-leaders around AI, automation and implementing next generation digital solutions to streamline and improve the patient experience. Panelists will discuss learnings from the COVID pandemic on rapidly deploying automation and how this innovation might be sustained into the future.

Aligned with each of the four themes will also be four virtual expo halls, where you’ll get a chance to engage with some of the most transformational suppliers to the healthcare sector, showcasing solutions that are already helping NHS Trusts improve service and care in testing times.

To ensure we’re providing even more value, the event is CPD accredited - meaning the time you spend engaging at Virtual HPN Expo is fully trackable against your requirements.

Register FREE for the Virtual HPN Expo using our exclusive link for readers Health Business.

Nov 17 2020 to Nov 18 2020

Event Diary

Virtual HPN Expo - bringing collaboration and innovation in healthcare into 2020