Is COVID-19 the impetus for accelerating digital health reforms?


Virtual Summit

 

Thursday 22nd October, 2020

9:00

Welcome from the morning Chair

Colin Mac Hale

Colin Mac Hale

Sales Director, Intel Corp and Chair, HealthTech Ireland

9:10

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Is digital health the new normal?

COVID-19 has forced digital health into the lives of many. The need for remote technologies has skyrocketed during the pandemic. What happens when digital health goes viral? How is technology transforming the health and social care services of today and those of tomorrow?

Brian O’Connor

Brian O’Connor

Chair, ECHAlliance

9:30

CASE STUDY:

Turning to technology in the fight against Covid-19

We’ll hear about new tech solutions to combat Covid-19 – clinical support tools to help Irish hospitals optimise and scale acute respiratory care for Covid-19 patients plus a world-first digital platform designed to facilitate increased Covid testing

Robert Quirke

Robert Quirke

CEO & President, ROQU Group

Prof Richard Costello

Prof Richard Costello

Consultant in respiratory medicine, Beaumont Hospital tbc

John Maughan

John Maughan

Head of Products, S3 Connected Health

10:00

INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY:

Germany’s Digital Care Act: A game changer?

How ground-breaking legislation introduced last year in Germany has opened up a pathway for regulation and reimbursement of therapeutic apps.

Julia Pietsch

Julia Pietsch

Senior Manager, Chemicals and Healthcare, Germany Trade & Invest

10:25

Networking break

Enabling digital transformation in Ireland’s health service

10:40

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Has Covid-19 created the conditions for an enduring step-change in Ireland’s digital healthcare transformation?

An unexpected consequence of the pandemic is that governments everywhere are having to rethink the role of digital technology in healthcare. This panel will look at the following questions:

  • What lessons can be learned from the remarkable adoption at scale and pace of digital technologies during the crisis?
  • What proved effective and what didn’t?
  • What will the health service look like after the crisis?
  • How can we avoid a return to ‘business as usual’ on slow technology adoption after the crisis?
Sonia Neary

Sonia Neary

CEO and Co-Founder, Wellola

Grainne Courtney

Grainne Courtney

Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO), St James Hospital

Dr. John Dinsmore

Dr. John Dinsmore

Health Innovation Lead/Deputy Director, TCPHI, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Ussher Assistant Professor in Digital Health, TCD

Eileen Byrne

Eileen Byrne

Managing Director, Clanwilliam Health

11:20

Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future

A key objective of the HSE’s Digital Academy is to upskill the healthcare workforce. How can HSE staff adopt digital technologies at scale

Martin Curley

Martin Curley

Director of Digital Transformation and Open Innovation, the Health Service Executive

11:40

Imagining the “pandemic smart” buildings of the future

We’ll hear how Covid-19 will shape the smart healthcare facilities of the future and how the latest technology can ensure a safer environment in the healthcare sector during and beyond the pandemic –

Mark Cullen

Mark Cullen

Managing Director, Sensori Facilities Management

12:05

Networking break

How can patients adopt digital technologies?

12:15

Empathy in Communications: How Digital Healthcare could evolve through compassionate, personalised communications

At a time when trustworthy, reassuring communications has never been more challenged and is even threatened during this global pandemic, it’s critical that healthcare organisations’ patient engagement strategies can leverage integrated, adaptable digital communication services to help alleviate patient anxiety and isolation. This session examines this issue illustrated with real-world use-cases as a guide forward

Dave O’Shaughnessy

Dave O’Shaughnessy

Healthcare Solutions Consultant and Practice Leader, Avaya

12:30

PANEL DISCUSSION:

The patient in a digital world:

  • What do patients want? To what extent can and should the patient be in control of their own information?
  • What is the reality of digital health when it comes to providing seamless care experience?
  • Do we risk creating a digital divide between tech-savvy patients and those without smartphones? How do different patient groups interact with technology and how can acceptance and engagement be improved?
  • How is the focus on the patient influencing decision-making?
  • What can be done to build on the pandemic-inspired increased use of telemedicine services?
  • A view from the clinic – are GP telemedicine consultations working?
Dr. Matt O’Toole

Dr. Matt O’Toole

GP

David Wall

David Wall

Director of ICT, Tallaght University Hospital

Eamonn Costello

Eamonn Costello

Co-Founder & CEO, patientMpower

1:00

Lunch

1:30

Welcome back from the Chair

Conor Hanley

Conor Hanley

CEO, Fire1 Foundry, Non-Executive Director, Enterprise Ireland and former Chair, the Irish Medtech Association

Unleashing Innovation

1:35

How healthtech is improving the patient experience?

Daniel will discuss the technology that played a part in the HP response to the effort to battle the Covid 19 pandemic. Hear how HP have reimagined healthcare tech to put the doctor, clinician and patient needs before anything else using – PC’s, Printers, 3D, Virtual Reality and Telemedicine, which are all playing a part in helping to optimise clinical care.
Daniel will close out his session with an update on the mega-trends and technological advancements that are reinventing healthcare.

Daniel Colling

Daniel Colling

Global Lead Healthcare Industry Solutions HP Inc.

1:50

INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT:

We hear from innovators and trailblazers at the cutting edge of health transformation. These companies will present what their technologies offer in terms of impact on patients and potential returns on investment and discuss their plans for market adoption and integration.

Jim Joyce

Jim Joyce

CEO and Co-Founder of Health Beacon

David Toohey

David Toohey

CEO and Co-Founder, Syncrophi Systems

Owen O’Doherty

Owen O’Doherty

CEO, Carefolk

Dr. Conor McGinn

Dr. Conor McGinn

Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin and Co-Founder, Akara Robotics

2:30

Networking break

Overcoming obstacles to innovation

2:35

LOCKNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION:

Looking at digital differently: The challenges to regulating digital health

Our closing discussion explores how we strike the balance between innovation and regulation.

Elizabeth Farries

Elizabeth Farries

Assistant Professor with the UCD Digital Policy Programme, the School of Information and Communication Studies

Dave Shanahan

Dave Shanahan

Chair of the National Oversight Group of Health Innovation Hub Ireland and Chair, Health Beacon

Clare Harney

Clare Harney

Executive Director, Digital Health Transformation, HealthTech Ireland Association

Fran Thompson

Fran Thompson

Director of Engagement and Delivery and Interim CIO, the Office of the CIO, the Health Service Executive

3:10

Closing remarks and summit close