BCS Health Informatics Scotland (HIS) (HIS)
Health Informatics Scotland
7 & 8 October 2015
The BCS HIS conference has become the largest eHealth / Health Informatics conference in Scotland thanks to the dedication and efforts of Dr. Paul Woolman who was conference Chair for 6 years, from 2008 to 2014. In 2015, Dr Bouamrane - previously the Academic Research track Chair - took over from Paul as conference Chair.
A key feature of our conference is that we have an excellent mix of speakers from Government, the NHS, industry exhibitors and academics from all the main universities of Scotland. Having successfully introduced an academic research track in 2012, the 2015 conference saw a number of new initiatives, including the introduction of an ‘Industry & Implementation’ track, where industry exhibitors can present their technology solutions 'in context' through selected implementation case studies. We have now also introduced within the conference program Special Interest Group (SIG) seminars, the first of which was an 'eHealth in Perioperative Medicine Symposium' organised with the support of the Society for Computing and Technology in Anesthesia (SCATA). This symposium was also CPD accredited by the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
The BCS Health Informatics Scotland (HIS) took place on 7th & 8th of October 2015 in Edinburgh's Surgeons' Hall.
The conference themes for 2015 were: mHealth & Inequalities, eHealth for an Ageing Population, Patient Portals and Personal Health Records.
We had an excellent selection of speakers presenting on these themes, including:
Shona Robison, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing & Sport
John Matheson, Director Health Finance, eHealth and Analytics, The Scottish Government
Professor Mahmood Adil, Medical Director, Public Health & Intelligence, NHS National Services Scotland
Eddie Turnbull, Head of eHealth, The Scottish Government
Dr Margaret Whoriskey, Director, Joint Improvement Team
Moira McKenzie, Head of Telecare Development at Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare / NHS24
Jane Ankori, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland
Theresa Fyffe, Director of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland
Professor Frances Mair, University of Glasgow
Dr Trevor Lakey, Health Improvement and Inequalities Manager at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Professor Alison Strath, Scottish Government Principal Pharmaceutical Officer, Robert Gordon University
Professor Aziz Sheikh, Chair of the eHealth Strategy Group at the University of Edinburgh.
Information on BCS Health Scotland is available on http://www.scotshi.bcs.org.uk/