Connected Healthcare hosts event to bridge digital gap

Connected Healthcare hosts event to bridge digital gap

Designers and digital technology specialists are invited to meet healthcare professionals at a business development event.

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

The lunchtime event is being hosted by Barnsley’s Digital Media Centre (DMC) on Thursday January 21.

It will look at how existing innovations such as mobile apps, virtual reality, telehealth, animation and robotics products are being used to improve the patient experience. The event will then focus on how the commissioners and suppliers could work together to develop future projects and products.

DMC project director Tracey Johnson said: “Innovative technological products, software and digital solutions are really helping to improve the delivery of patient care in the NHS and wider healthcare sector today.

“But it is not always easy for those working within the sector to make connections with specialists from the creative and digital industries; nor for both to understand how each other’s sectors work.

“Our event aims to bring talented designers and developers and representatives from healthcare organisations into a shared forum where they can get to know each other and learn more about how they could work together to tackle challenges to healthcare provision with bespoke design and technology solutions.”

Connected Healthcare will feature a digital tech showcase where companies such as Docobo, HMA Digital Marketing and Switchstance; and universities including Sheffield Hallam and the University of Sheffield will demonstrate their recent healthcare innovations.

Laura Bennett of Tech North said: "We are excited to be supporting the Connected Healthcare series of events in Barnsley. This initiative is essential in bringing together digital and technological innovators with key figures and organisations involved in the planning and delivery of patient care in the healthcare sector. We hope it will lead to the development of many creative solutions and digital healthtech innovations in the wider region."

Connected Healthcare will be held at the DMC, County Way, Barnsley, S70 2JW, on Thursday January 21st 2016 between 11.30am and 2pm. To register for free visit http:www.enterprisingbarnsley.co.ukeventsconnected-healthcare.