Healthcare technology can improve clinical diagnosis and speed of care while reducing adverse drug reactions. Still, it must be carefully developed, vetted and tested before being rolled out to the general public. If not, the implications of any errors can be catastrophic.
There has always been an inherent risk in medical treatment. Clinicians need to make decisions at lightning speed under immense pressure. Procedures, operations and medications can have detrimental side effects on the patient. And one tiny mislaid decimal point can mean the difference between life and death.
Leveraging new technology can help to eliminate human error and support clinical decision making; however, implementation is not straightforward. If you launch a bag with a faulty zipper, your bottom line might take a hit for the quarter, but the business, your staff members and all of your customers should survive - not so in a healthcare setting.
With such high odds at stake, our February COVID: a Catalyst for Change conference will address how we can reduce clinical risks through new technology safely and strategically.
He is an expert in clinical liability who has helped thousands of UK clinicians on both an individual and corporate level. He is passionate about looking at how new technology can reduce clinical risk, increase efficiency and ultimately improve patient safety. James has a background in project management, software development, sales, marketing and producing entertainment and is a Blockchain Evangelist.
With 19 years of experience working with the NHS, Gareth has worked his way up from an Administrative Assistant to the Clinical Coding and Improvement Manager. As a clinical engagement & health informatics professional, he offers a wealth of technical coding, medical terminology and anatomy/physiology knowledge, which was recognised when he was awarded the Finance and Clinical Educator Award 2020.
Douglas has been focused on Digital Transformation and improving Clinical Safety within the public sector and specifically healthcare for the past 10 years. He is passionate about solving some of the biggest challenges within the NHS such as Improving Patient Flow, Cyber Security increasing User Adoption and Benefits.
Spotting early how important a role “Integrated Automation” would play in healthcare, Olly leads the team at Alphalake to bring much needed efficiency and service improvement to the industry. Believing in the merits of health data consumerism and welcoming the shift to a more holistic approach to health, Olly aims to help unify healthcare and free up resources to focus on human care.