24/11/2014 to 25/11/2014

The event will cover all the principal care disciplines which so often end up failing to work together to deliver holistic care: primary care, secondary care, mental health, social care and third sector engagement. Even within each of these areas, coordinating care can be challenging when people have to rely on paper and word of mouth to communicate.

Technology offers a way of vastly improving that coordination between care-givers, especially when they are in different organisations. It also enables care to be provided in a different way, with the patient as the focus, rather than the system. A key element of this now is the ability through the internet and mHealth to engage directly with patients and their carers too, to provide a seamless support environment.
The conference will also consider some of the challenges raised by improving technological integration such as concerns about data security and information.