Symposium for the Future of e-Health
Health Care in the UK is facing many issues, especially related to the lack of standardization of data infrastructures, and from the increased demands of an aging population. In the future, systems thus need to be created in a way that are much more patient centric, and which allow for patients to be cared for in a holistic way. A key element of this is that they must be scaleable, robust and secure. This event aims to present some of the research and best practice around next generation health care infrastructures, and how they could be used to bring benefits to all the stakeholders involved.
Spanning two days, visitors are invited to attend either day one, day two, or both days.
Aim and Scope of Symposium
The aim of this event is on outline the future of e-Health, and the key areas covered include:
- Next Generation e-Health Infrastructures, which are scaleable, robust and secure.
- Patient Centric Approaches.
- Body-area networks.
- Security Infrastructures for Health Care, and cross-domain information sharing.
- Assisted Living Infrastructures and their links to formal health care.
- Integration of Primary and Secondary Health Care with Assisted Living.
- Sensor infrastructures, patient identification, and assisted living.
- Creation of collaborative infrastructures and knowledge exchange.
The Symposium will be on the Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier University.
The current programme is being finalised, and will be updated soon. It will include some of the key innovators from around the World, along with the official launch of the cloud4health e-Health Platform. Speakers include:
- Professor Bill Buchanan, Dr Lu Fan, Owen Lo, Dr Elias Ekonomou and Christoph Thuemmler, Edinburgh Napier University
- Professor Calum MacRae, MacRae Labs, Harvard Medical School
- Professor Mahmood Adil, National QIPP Adviser, DoH
- George Crooks, NHS 24
- Paul Thomas, Strategy Consultant, Microsoft
- Campbell Grant, Managing Director, Sitekit
- Scott Johnstone, CEO, Scottish Lifesciences Association
- John Innes, Selex Galileo
- Jason Broadbent, Brocade
This event is CPD approved by the Royal College of Physicians for 6 points.
Paul Thomas is a Strategy Consultant in the Enterprise Strategy practice at Microsoft UK, leading Microsoft's engagement with Technology Strategy Board (TSB) projects that include the Assisted Living Innovation Platform, Trusted Services and a European project focusing on the technologies that can help to address social isolation of the elderly. He has been with Microsoft for 10 years and in previous engagements has led projects in aerospace and defence focusing on the use of the internet for secure collaboration. In his Strategy Consulting engagements, Paul utilizes the services and resources of the Microsoft Technology Centre (MTC) – a collaborative environment that provides access to innovative technologies and the expertise to rapidly build solutions that meet specific user needs. The MTC approach advocates collaborative engagement with users throughout the development process and provides the opportunity to explore new and innovative technological approaches to business and societal challenges. Prior to Microsoft, Paul worked in NHS IT for 13 years as a programmer, project manager and services manager.
Professor Calum MacRae is a cardiologist, geneticist and developmental biologist who graduated from Edinburgh and London before coming to Boston in 1991. After postdoctoral fellowships in human genetics with Drs. Christine and Jon Seidman and developmental biology with Dr. Mark Fishman, as well as additional clinical training in internal medicine and cardiology, he joined the Division of Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2001. His research is focused on understanding the genetic contribution to common cardiovascular disease using human studies and complementary high-throughput biology in the zebrafish. His clinical interests include the management of inherited heart disease and cardiac involvement in systemic diseases. Dr. MacRae also is the Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program and is responsible for Physician Scientist training initiatives at the CVRC.
Professor Mahmood Adil, DCH, CerHEcon, DipHInformatics, MHSM, FRCP, FFPH, Dip IoD, National QIPP (Quality, Innovation, Productivity, Prevention) Advisor, Department of Health (England), Mahmood has 22 years of clinical, public health and management experience and has delivered on senior leadership positions in the NHS and USA. Currently national quality and efficiency advisor, with a remit to develop effective engagement between clinicians and finance managers to deal with the £20 billion QIPP challenge, by improving efficiency without compromising quality and safety in the NHS. He has postgraduate qualifications in medicine, public health, economics, management and health informatics, with expertise in service innovations and outcome measurements. He is a Visiting Professor at the Manchester Business School, an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School (USA) and Prime Minister's Top Management Programme (UK), member of the UK Institute of Directors (IoD) and certified improvement advisor from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (Boston). www.linkedin.com/in/mahmoodadil
Jason Broadbent is Head of Systems Engineering at Brocade. Jason is a senior member of the Brocade technical team and has worked for the Brocade since 1996. Jason has worked within the Healthcare sector for past 15 years, where he has been responsible for developing large networks supporting PACs, EPR, and N3, real time monitoring, asset tracking and security, data, traditional voice and VoIP solutions, secure wireless solutions and security solutions.Within the NHS Jason has designed and delivered high volume Brocade data centre solutions for The Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust, The Rotherham Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Hywel DDA Health Board in Wales and is our leading expert in Brocade Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS) Ethernet Fabric technology an enabler for Cloud Based solutions and key component in delivering Next Generation network infrastructure within the Healthcare sector.
Campbell Grant is founder and CEO of the Sitekit Group. Sitekit Health Ltd is driving improved citizen engagement in healthcare in the UK. As the market leading provider of public web portals to NHS organisations with over 60 PCT, Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups now using its Sitekit CMS portal software, Sitekit is in a unique position to deliver next generation patient-centric ehealth solutions. Campbell founded the company in 1989 on his native Isle of Skye and has led its growth to 25 staff and leadership in its chosen market niche. Sitekit is highly innovative and research focussed, sponsoring two PhD research projects in ehealth with Stirling University and is co-founder of the Health Web Science SIG, part of the Web Science initiative. Sitekit is a partner in three TSB funded research programmes in ehealth including Dallas and Cadi2 and was recently selected by Microsoft to build a new electronic personal child health record (ePCHR) application on its HealthVault platform. Campbell is a director of the Scottish Intellectual Assets Centre and chair of the new Scottish Life Sciences Association - Digital Health SIG. Outside work, Campbell's passion is family and community. He has a great love of his native island, and does all he can to progress its economy and youth through his work with schools and sports.
Kirsten Lord qualified in physiotherapy in 1989 and founded The Physiotherapy Centre in 1992, now an established business operating in three locations in both Edinburgh & Glasgow. She and her team have developed the intellectual property (IP) for a system of 'Internet Physiotherapy', to positively influence health, and reach into the homes and lifestyles of the public. They have attracted the attention of a prominent health authority and are working together with Professor Christoph Thuemmler to validate their IP for use in international E-Health markets.
Owen Lo is a PhD research student at Edinburgh Napier University. His current research involves looking at techniques for the simulation of patient data for evaluation of e-Health services along with further research into applying computational techniques for classifying patient risk models.Owen holds a BEng (First Class Hons) degree in Computer Networks and Distributed systems and was awarded the class award during the 2010 Graduation Ceremony at Edinburgh Napier University. Furthermore, he was awarded Lumison Prize at the Young Software Engineer of the Year 2010 Awards on his research in evaluating intrusion detection systems.
Christoph Thuemmler studied Medicine, Political Science and Educational Science at Heidelberg University and the State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, USA. He earned his doctoral degree with a work on cerebral hemodynamics before completing specialist training in General Medicine, Care of the Elderly and Emergency Medicine. Christoph has worked in the German and UK healthcare systems for 20 years as a Consultant and GP. Over the last 10 years he has developed an interest in E-Health with a focus on smart devices, virtualisation and cloud computing. Christoph is Professor of E-health at Edinburgh Napier University and has been involved in research on national and international level and work for the European Commission. Christoph also serves on the British Medical Association's Scottish Medical Academic Staff Committee.
Elias Ekonomou is a research associate at Edinburgh Napier University. He is currently working on a scalable patient-centric health care application framework, integrating formal and informal health care domains, using cloud-based infrastructures (a collaboration of Edinburgh Napier University, Microsoft and HoIP.) Elias has a strong interest in Information Security, evident by his previous work and his doctoral degree on this topic. His current research focuses on not only the secure integration of health systems in the cloud, but also on increasing privacy, usability, governance and human trust on such systems.
Bill Buchanan is a Professor in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, and a Fellow of the BCS and the IET. He currently leads the Centre for Distributed Computing, Networks, and Security, and works in the areas of security, next generation user interfaces, Web-based infrastructures, e-Crime, intrusion detection systems, digital forensics, e-Health, mobile computing, agent-based systems, and simulation. Bill has one of the most extensive academic sites in the World, and is involved in many areas of novel research and teaching in computing. He has published over 27 academic books, and over 130 academic research papers, along with awards for excellence in knowledge transfer, and for teaching, such as winning at the I ♥ my Tutor Awards (Student voted), Edinburgh Napier University, 2011, and has supervised many award winning student projects.
Contact details are:
- Bill Buchanan (Edinburgh Napier University), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Christoph Thuemmler (Edinburgh Napier University), email@example.com
- Aileen Wood (Edinburgh Napier University). firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sofyane Khedim (Kodit). email@example.com.
- Campbell Grant, Sitekit.