The theme for the SIHI 2012 conference is: "Your Data, My Data, Our Data - opening up information for health and social care".
A major theme of the current health informatics agenda is access and control of personal health data. Who should see what? What should the patient/user control? When if ever should there be clinical 'filtering' of health record content? Can patient data be secured for research analysis by academic or commercial institutions?
The programme will feature national and regional experts and will focus on topics such as:
regional exemplars of health informatics excellence and innovation across the care sectors
the merits and achievability of giving all patients access to their health records
how patient data can be safely and wisely re-used and aggregated for research purposes
the rights and wrongs of information governance in the ever re-shaping NHS
how information standards support joined-up care and commissioning
learning from international case studies of personal health records
latest technologies and standards for assisted living products and services.
The conference will bring together practitioners, vendors and academics from across the range of health informatics domains to participate in learning and discussion on the latest progress and issues that face us.