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Improving patient outcomes through digital to take centre stage at summit

January 30th 2024 

The power of data, embedding a digital culture and transforming access to primary care through digital are among the topics panellists from Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW) will discuss at the HSJ Digital Transformation Summit.

Ifan Evans, Executive Director of Digital Strategy and Sam Hall, Director of Primary, Community Care and Mental Health Digital Services are taking part in three panel discussions across the two-day event.

Taking place at Park Regis in Birmingham on February 8th and 9th this year’s theme is: “Connecting the system, transforming services and improving patient outcomes through digital.”

The summit will bring together board members and digital leaders from the health and care sector. It will provide an opportunity to share best practice and address the challenges facing healthcare on a local and national level.

The three panel discussions DHCW is taking part in are:


The Power of Data – Driving Change through System-wide Intelligence and Analytics

February 8th at 4.50 pm

Ifan Evans will participate in a panel discussion on effective management of data governance and ownership across the system. The session will also explore improving shared care records and population health management through the creation of a data hub for live data and enhancing patient care through data sharing.


Building and Embedding a Digital Culture Across Organisations and Systems

February 9th at 9 am

Ifan Evans will share experiences of working on integration in Wales over the past decade. The session will discuss the benefits of integration, the changing landscape with the establishment of Integrated Care Systems (ICS), and the promotion of integrated working and streamlined information flow between organisations. The session will also explore developing digital leaders and making digital an integral part of people’s jobs.


Transforming Access to Primary Care through Digitally Enabled Services

February 9th at 11.30 am

Sam Hall will discuss using existing infrastructure to enhance digital communication between primary care, secondary care and patients. The session will look at transformative digital technologies such as shared health records and AI tools. There will also be a focus on how not just technology, but also culture and leadership can improve how systems interact with one another.


To view the full programme and register your place, visit the HSJ Digital Transformation Summit website.