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West Midlands Health Informatics Network Annual Conference, 26 January 2016

WMHINThe West Midlands Health Informatics Network’s second annual conference will be held on 26 January 2016 at the University of Warwick. The conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to find out about innovation and research, share good practice and experiences, and network across health and care settings.

The conference will include four parallel tracks: Patient Safety, Smart Data & Interoperability, Patient-Centric Care (including integrated care and long-term conditions), and Healthy Ageing. In addition to keynote speakers and invited talks, there will be a selection of talks, panel sessions and posters. Organisations will also be showcasing digital products, services and research during networking sessions. Stand holders include:

  • 6PM Solutions
  • Advanced Health & Care
  • Birmingham City University
  • BridgeHead Software
  • CCBT
  • Datix
  • eLearning Studios
  • iSeeU Global Ltd
  • K2 Medical Systems Ltd
  • Knowledge Hub
  • Memrica
  • Novastone Media Ltd
  • Rivendale Systems Limited
  • Spring Active
  • Touchapp Ltd
  • Warwick Conferences
  • West Midlands Academic Health Sciences Network

With 150 spaces available, it is essential that interested parties book their place as soon as possible. More information about WIN can be found via our website, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. We hope to see you soon!

New Director to lead the Institute of Digital Healthcare

Professor Sudhesh KumarIt has been announced today that Professor Sudhesh Kumar, in addition to being recently appointed the Deputy Dean of Warwick Medical School, has also been appointed as the new Director of the Institute of Digital Healthcare.

The Institute of Digital Healthcare (IDH) is a partnership with NHS Midlands and East, WMG and Warwick Medical School (WMS), which aims to improve people’s health and wellbeing through the development, evaluation and use of innovative digital technologies and services.

Professor Theo ArvanitisProfessor Kumar will be leading a new team that draws on a wide range of backgrounds including biomedical engineering, health informatics, biomedical imaging, healthcare virtual reality and neural engineering. He is joined by Professor Theo Arvanitis, Professor in e-Health Innovation, a specialist in biomedical engineering, neuroimaging and health informatics who also joins the Institute today. Together they will directly exploit technological advances for the healthcare sector. Working with all providers in the healthcare sector, to incubate and carry out research and development that will enable healthcare practitioners to make a real difference to peoples’ lives.

Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, Chairman of WMG, said:

I am delighted that Professor Kumar will be leading our digital healthcare research. He is an internationally recognised academic and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him, which will see the IDH evolve into the leading collaborative healthcare research centre.”

Fri 01 Nov 2013, 10:43 | Tags: Innovation, eHealth, Theo Arvanitis, Sudhesh Kumar

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