Southern Institute for
The Southern Institute for Health Informatics (SIHI) held its 2nd annual conference at the University of Portsmouth on Thursday 9th September 1999.
Schedule for the day
The primary aim of the conference was to bring together clinicians, administrators, system developers, academics and others with an interest in the application of information and communication technologies to deliver better health care. The conference was aimed to be of particular interest to those involved in the formulation or implementation of polices to implement the goals of the NHS's new information strategy.
We know that there are a wealth of activities going on out there - and we also know that a lot of them have aspects that reinvent the wheel. The secondary aim of the conference was therefore to give everyone an opportunity to come along and tell everyone else what they are doing and to share their experience with others.
(Click on the title to see the speaker's slides.)
Colin Gordon, Royal Brompton Hospital, NELH-Informatics: a resource for implementing the NHS information strategy
Vicky Spark and others, NHS Information Authority Casemix Programme, HRG-based indicators of medical practice variation using hospital utilization analysis
Ahmad Risk, Editor, Health Informatics Europe, Healthcare in the Third AgeAndy Hadley, Poole Hospital Trust, Intranet as a clinical front end
Sally Hernando, NHS South West Libraries Co-ordinator, Information access for remote users
Andy Hadley, Poole Hospital Trust, Experience with telemedicine
Budgie Hussain, University of Portsmouth, Training and diagnosis using teleultrasound
Jim Briggs, University of Portsmouth, The National Database of Telemedicine
Stuart Manton, Ortivus UK Ltd, Mobimed - linking ambulances and hospitals
The workshop was a highly participative one concentrating on identifying the issues of most importance or concern and then breaking into syndicate groups to discuss them in more detail. Topics that were discussed included: How do you ensure senior management commitment? How do you engage the clinicians and get them to buy into the ideas? How can we make a strategy tolerant to time and change? What do we have to do to make strategies more influential? At what level do strategies work more effectively and how do they fit in with the rest of the enterprise?
Followed by a workshop facilitated by Brian Higginson, Wellington Square Medical Centre
SIHI is one of the 10 regional focal institutes of the UK Institute for Health Informatics (UKIHI) formed in September 1998. UKIHI's motto is "Better information - better health" and is setting out to provide a national focus for health informatics that brings together healthcare and computing professionals and others with common goals.
For more details or to be included on our mailing list for future events, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us on Portsmouth (023) 92 844281 (new area dialling code from 1st June 1999).