Patient champion speaks at healthcare technology event

Patient champion speaks at healthcare technology event

A patient champion and former BBC Tomorrow’s World presenter is to be keynote speaker at a digital healthcare innovation event in Barnsley.

Lindsey Fallow will join the line-up at the Connected Healthcare lunchtime forum to be held at the Digital Media Centre (DMC).

Lindsey, who is based in Littondale, Yorkshire, is a digital developer, technology journalist and blogger who, since her diagnosis with Addison’s Disease in 2013, has become a dedicated advocate for better use of design and technology to improve the patient experience across the healthcare sector.

Connected Healthcare aims to bring together creative and digital innovators and key personnel from healthcare organisations in Yorkshire and Humber to explore opportunities for developing technology products for the NHS and healthcare sector.

Connected Healthcare project manager Ceri Batchelder said: “It’s great to have Lindsey on board to add her insightful perspective as both a patient and digital technology expert and enthusiast.

“Innovative technological products, software and digital solutions are already helping to improve the delivery of patient care and our event aims to support further collaborations between talented designers and developers and representatives.”

Another speaker will be Nicola Tiffany, managing director of Barnsley-based digital agency HMA. She said: “Digital health solutions which place users at the centre of design and development can help patients, carers and professionals access, use and share information much more easily and transform the way care is managed, improving the quality of outcomes.

“This is an increasingly important area of development and it is fantastic to have an initiative like Connected Healthcare to help us forge connections across healthcare, digital and creative sectors and to drive forward more innovation.”