CRN on healthcare
24 May 2012, London
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Held in partnership with Avnet, HDS and Commvault this briefing comes following our research looking into the needs of senior IT decision makers in the healthcare sector and will enable resellers to gain a better understanding of the specialist requirements of their existing or future clients in this area.
The healthcare sector has long been fruitful for many channel firms. But as it faces unprecedented levels of budgetary and legislative constraints, VARs must work harder, and smarter, to win business.Healthcare IT buying chiefs still need to deliver increased functionality through investments in bleeding-edge technology, such as cloud and mobile devices, while maintaining the performance of huge estates of IT infrastructure. Saving money while increasing productivity and service levels for patients are also key requirements for CIOs. And the onus is on their IT providers to help them deliver on these objectives.
Join us on Thursday 24 May to discuss these points and more, while gaining insight from expert speakers including the ICT Director for the University College London Hospitals, NHS Trust - James Thomas, and the Chairman of the Health and Social Care Council for Intellect UK - Jeremy Nettle.
8:30 Registration and breakfast
9:00 Welcome from the Chair
Sara Yirrell, editor, CRN
9:05 Opening remarks and research findings
Speaker: Bruce Hockin, Head of Solutions Strategy, Avnet
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9:15 Driving efficiency and cost savings across hospital information infrastructures
Healthcare providers today are experiencing ever increasing data growth and demands for improved services and clinical workflow. Clinicians are demanding faster and simplified access to patient related data. IT departments are being asked to manage increasing data volumes whilst providing improved service levels in the most cost effective way.Customers are therefore looking for innovative ways to maximise the efficiency of their existing information infrastructures, whilst at the same time deploying new technology where cost and value can be justified.
Speaker: Nick Scholes, e-Health Solutions Specialist EMEA, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS)
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9:35 The next most important thing to your patients
Patient Data truly is the lifeblood of your operation. The Healthcare industry has a series of unique challenges when it comes to protecting, securing, retaining and making use of patient data.
During this session, we'll review some recent case studies from global Healthcare organisations and highlight the trends that CommVault is seeing. We will also offer practical advice for those responsible for the financial impact of data management and its effect on storage budgets.
Speaker: Simon Gregory, Business Development Director EMEA, CommVault
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9:55 The development and delivery of IT to support changes in the delivery of Cancer Care
This session will outline the following:
• The relationship between built environment, IT and Care pathway
• Changes in infrastructure required
• Channels of information flow patient, clinical staff and admin staff
• Commercial implications for suppliers
Speaker: James Thomas, ICT Director, University College London Hospitals, NHS Trust
10:15 The future of the UK investment in IT Healthcare
The UK healthcare IT market has grown to almost £1.83 bn in 2011 and is set to top £3 bn by 2016. This is due to the multi-billion pound government scheme to implement healthcare IT in the NHS.
Attend this session and find out more about the estimated investment for 2012, the forecasted trends in the market and where the innovation is coming from.
Speaker: Jeremy Nettle, Chairman of the Health and Social Care Council, Intellect UK
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10:35 Q&A session
Moderator: Sam Trendall, Special Projects Editor, CRN
10:55 Closing comments from the Chair
Sara Yirrell, editor, CRN
11:00 Brunch and Networking