The conference theme for SIHI 2013 is the challenging question: "From 'Big Data' to Collective Wisdom?"
The programme will address a range of topics related to how information can change practice and culture in health and social care. Why is there such tolerance of unsafe processes in the NHS? Will information transparency help to break down a bullying culture where it persists? Why is there still such an information gulf between care sectors? Can operational care data reliably guide individual patient management and service commissioning? Is the latest 'paperless NHS' aspiration achievable and, if so, how?
Fundamentally we are asking what is happening to the 'wisdom quotient' of health and social care and looking at inspiring examples of excellence.
The programme will feature keynote speakers and a range of invited and submitted presentations. In addition, the "Infomart", an informal information marketplace area, will allow vendors and researchers to set out a stall to meet people and exchange information. SIHI each year brings 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.