Headache – Evening Medical Update Series at Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh 27th March

The acute headache – history, monitoring and investigations Dr Kathleen White, Consultant Neurologist 8% of ED attendances and 3% of admissions. 5 patterns: "thunderclap" (sudden onset, severe) with fever with focal neurology new onset persistent headache chronic headache presenting for analgesia Dr White talked about taking a good history of the pain, and then the red …

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On my First Digital Health Conference Panel + General Weekly Review

This week I attended the Digital Health & Care Scotland Conference at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, along with three other members from the Digital Health & Care Institute family: CEO Professor George Crooks OBE, Dr Sanna Rimpiläinen and Laura Rooney. This was the first healthcare conference that I have been a panel speaker at. When …

Breathlessness – Royal College of Physicians Evening Update Feb 2018

Dr Klaus Witte - Consultant Cardiologist in Leeds. The origin of symptoms in heart failure - replacing dogma with data "Are you breathless" is a ridiculous question because it is subjective depending on the answerer and the asker... A better question is about exercise tolerance. Absolute 1 year mortality for heart failure has fallen from …

Digital Health and Care Conference – Breakout 3: Removing the Mystery to Achieving Advanced Health Data Analytics and Decision Support with Leidos

Ryan Weil, Chief Scientist, Leidos BLURB: Big Data Analytics in the health space is exploding and the promise of realising improved decision support though automated tools is enticing. Complexity, training requirements and the associated cost can contribute to unexpected barriers to implementation. Leverage a proven product and solution ecosystems to simplify the process and deliver meaningful …

Digital Health & Care Scotland Conference – Breakout 1: Joining up Care: Whole system e-referral and patient flow with Strata Health Solutions

Howard Waldner, Dean of the School of Health and Public Safety, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Canada and Former Chief Executive of Vancouver Island Health Region, Canada and former Chief Executive of Dundee Teaching Hospitals BLURB: As Scottish health and care organisations look to integrate services and provide joined-up care to patients, the delivery and management …

Opportunities and magic wands in health and social care in Scotland

At the Scottish Digital Health and Care Conference at Strathclyde University on 22nd November 2017, John Jeans (Chairman of the Digital Health and Care Institute) chaired a plenary session with a number of healthcare leaders discussing where they see opportunities, where the problems are and what they would do if they had a magic wand... Lorraine …

Scottish Digital Health and Care Conference, Strathclyde University 22nd November 2017

Shona Robison, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport We're using digital in health but we can do more. The draft of the new eHealth strategy is shaped around the citizen - since other industries have found great success by focusing on customer experience. Need to see digital as a core part of business, not just …