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Citylabs Lounge: Introducing Health North - Connected Health Cities
Wed 23 November 2016, 08:00 – 10:00 GMT
Wednesday 23rd November
08.00 - 10.00am
Citylabs Lounge is a monthly networking event for clinicians, academics and healthcare businesses located in the heart of Manchester’s Innovation District. These events provide a valuable opportunity for people working in the healthcare and life science sector to engage with prospective clients and customers, as well as discussing some of the most topical issues of the day.
At this month’s seminar, Connected Health Cities will share all the latest about the launch of their ground-breaking £20 million ‘Health North’ project. This pioneering project will see four Northern city regions using data and technology in a revolutionary new way to help improve patient care and ultimately save lives.
The project will use new intelligence sources to understand pathways of care across different provider organisations and target resources to needs in much more agile and specific ways than at present. This will also significantly accelerate business growth in the digital health sector in North England.
Essentially, the aim is to pilot data-intensive health service optimisation methodology and understand how it can work efficiently in city regions, then to network those regions so they can ‘borrow strength’.
About the speaker:
John Ainsworth is Professor of Health Informatics at the University of Manchester where he is also Deputy Director of the Centre for Health Informatics. He is involved in numerous research projects, but with one common aim - to use computing and information technology to improve the health of the population. He is also Deputy Director of the MRC Health eResearch Centre, part of the Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research and is the Director of the Connected Health Cities Coordinating Centre.
08.00 - 08.30am - Breakfast
08.30 - 09.30 - Presentation and discussion with Q&A
09.30 - 10.30 - Networking