Thu 9 Sep 2021 09:00-15:20
Online Conference

Come together with your health informatics colleagues from across the NHS to network, share experiences and discover how you can enable digital transformation to revolutionise your informatics systems. This online forum will enable you to grasp new strategies that empower patients to utilise digital tools and improve system interoperability. You will log off equipped with practical strategies to adopt the latest common terminology. 

You may also be interested in Clinical Coding National Networking Forum on 15th September 2021.

Enabling Digital Transformation for Health Informatics
Online 5 hours From £249+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Attend this unique forum to find out what other NHS trusts are doing to improve their system interoperability. You will gain both practical insight and useful information that you can immediately implement in your trust. Book your place now and refocus on:

  • Understanding the next steps in the road to artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Ensuring consistent usage of SNOMED-CT for reliable clinical data
  • Developing streamlined approaches to ease referral processes
  • Sharing new ideas to engage patients to participate in digital tools
  • Exploring the benefits of implementing large scale EPR systems
  • Establishing SNOMED-CT within your trust to improve data granularity
  • Overcoming the barriers of implementing large scale systems

Attend this online NHS event from the comfort of your own home

Delve into case study presentations, share best practice advice and discuss the solutions to your common challenges in delivering digital transformation in your trust. Plus benefit from:

  • Meeting each other – turning on your videos and microphones in the breakout rooms
  • Listening and watching presentations and speakers’ Q&A – in the main conference room with your chair
  • Taking part in facilitated interactive sessions – enabled by moderators in the breakout rooms
  • Feeding back and engaging – using the chat box and moderators sharing content in the main conference room
Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks
Enhancing interoperability
Case study: Implementing Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standards
  • Exchanging healthcare information electronically to ensure higher clinical data quality
  • Enabling consistent usage of SNOMED-CT for reliable clinical data
  • Maintaining code maps across services and organisations to deliver person-focused healthcare
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: What steps need to be taken in health informatics to achieve AI?
  • How can your service improve the granularity of data to enable AI?
  • What is your trust doing to increase patient acceptance of AI?
  • How can clinicians utilise AI to optimise care and diagnosis outcomes?
Screen break
Feedback from discussion: What steps need to be taken in health informatics to achieve AI?
Driving forward patient care
Investigating the Covid-19 data: How can we improve our approach to health informatics
  • Promoting the role of health data in the formulation of NICE guidance to improve outcomes
  • Utilising Covid-19 data to streamline future referral processes
  • Reviewing the adoption of digital technologies during the pandemic
Digital transformation to provide better care and promote healthier communities
  • Assessing the benefits of adopting ‘paper-light’ working during the pandemic
  • Involving clinicians in decision-making processes to ensure engagement and adoption
  • Looking to the future: implementing closed loop systems to improve patient care
Caroline Waine, Electronic Patient Record Deputy Manager, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: What is the best approach for engaging patients and family members in health informatics?
  • How can we promote a broader acceptance and implementation of digitising patient care?
  • Is your trust currently proving digital patient care plans? If not, is this on your agenda?
  • Do your patients have access to their electronic health records?
Lunch time screen break
Feedback from discussion: What is the best approach for engaging patients and family members in health informatics?
Adopting Common Terminology
Innovative solutions to overcome the barriers of implementing large scale computer systems
  • How can we ease the implementation of large scale EPR systems going live for trusts
  • Engaging clinicians in system implementations to maximise system success
  • Looking forward: how can we continue to drive forward the smooth implementation of systems?
Interactive discussion: What can SNOMED-CT bring to health informatics and how can we incorporate it?
  • How does the process of mapping SNOMED-CT to coding systems work?
  • Linking in with IT systems: how does it work in practice?
Screen break
Feedback from discussion: What can SNOMED-CT bring to health informatics and how can we incorporate it?
Implementing SNOMED-CT: what are the benefits from a health informatics perspective?
  • Compatibility challenges: what aspects of SNOMED-CT can be problematic to translate?
  • Overcoming implementation barriers: which are inherent and which are temporary issues?
  • Preparing SNOMED-CT for OPCS 4.9: how to overcome anticipated new challenges
Questions and answers with your speaker
Chair’s closing remarks
Close of day

First-hand speaker experiences

Come together, to delve into case study presentations, share best practice advice and discuss the solutions to your common challenges in delivering digital transformation, with:

Job Title:
Electronic Patient Record Deputy Manager
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Call for speakers

If you would like to give a presentation and share your work or the work of your service at this online conference, we would be delighted to hear from you. 

To discuss speaking opportunities please email the conference producer Vanessa Pearce or call Vanessa Pearce on 01732 897788.

Pricing structure

  • £299 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place
  • £249 + VAT (each) for two or three NHS or public sector places
  • £599 + VAT for one commercial organisation place

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day please email Sarah Kemm for further details.

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  • Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team 

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online conference taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the conference.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available and you will be sent an invitation to join one of our delegate practice sessions. These are optional but great if you are unsure of whether your camera and microphone will work on Zoom. We hold several one hour practice sessions across the week when a member of SBK Healthcare staff will be waiting in Zoom to assist you. Please do pop in, say hello and make sure you are all set for the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the conference by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. In groups of between 6-10 people, you will be admitted into the main conference room to be greeted by a member of SBK staff. In the same group you will be taken into a breakout room and asked to turn on your video and microphone. A member of the SBK team will get your group started with some orientation tasks and ‘ice breaker’ topics, before leaving you to network.

When you are automatically brought back into the conference room for the start of the conference, you will be asked to turn off your camera and microphone so that the chair can start the forum. During each presentation you will be able to ask questions in the chat box function. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

Click here to view the specially created a 5-minute video that will walk you through how to get the most out of attending your SBK Healthcare interactive online forum.

Certification of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

Privacy notice

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Expected attendees

A unique online forum created to support your professional interest in increasing your data outcomes within health informatics. This networking forum will provide an invaluable chance to hear national updates. Expected attendees include:

  • Heads of Health Informatics and Health Informatics Managers
  • Informatics Coordinators and Informatics Programme Managers
  • Heads of Data Quality and Service Improvement
  • Clinical Coders, Clinical Coding Managers and Clinical Coding Auditors

Past attendee feedback

SBK Healthcare has been providing educational and best practice online forums for the last year, which have all been very well received. But don’t take our word for it:

"It has been a very informative day. The day flowed very well and it was really useful to have the breakout sessions to share experiences and learn from other trusts and clinicians"

Clinical Coding NNF Online Conference, November 2020

"Excellent day! Organisation was great- loved the break out rooms for chat. Virtual chat added another really useful way to interact during the day, which isn't available to us at the physical conferences"

Leading Change in Clinical Coding Online Conference, September 2020

“Relevant, comprehensive and interesting”

Implementing SNOMED-CT Workshop, February 2020

"Really useful for my organisation – the narrative case studies were very useful"

Maximising SNOMED-CT in Practice Workshop, November 2019

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.

An online forum like no other…

A live event that will feature leading presentations, interactive breakout rooms, and compelling Q&A discussions

As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to present your product or service, be a ‘face’ of the event and meet your audience face-to-face to discuss their experiences, interests and key concerns.

To find out more about sponsorship contact Sarah Kemm on 01732 897788 or you can email Sarah. Your organisation could be sponsoring this forum today!

Branding, marketing and education opportunities include...

  • Your organisation featuring on this forum website as ‘sponsored by’; including your logo, promotional text and links to your URL
  • 5 minutes presentation time during the main conference and taking part in the related speaker Q&A
  • Unique opportunity for the sponsored presenter to moderate one of the interactive breakout rooms
  • Additional company representatives can attend the online conference and meet the attendees during the interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
  • Your logo or company name will be included in all correspondence we send to registrations and all promotional emails sent out when marketing
  • Your support and sponsorship will be recognised when you are thanked at the opening and closing of the online forum as well as your logo featuring on the opening and closing slides
  • All sponsors will receive a copy of the registration and attendee list
  • Plus: a one-off option to add your question to the registration form, asking if attendees would like to share their email address with you so you can keep them informed after the online forum

Sponsor this forum and be part of a quality interactive event...

But don't take our word for it. We have had some excellent feedback from attendees to the forums that have been held to date:

"Forum was managed extremely well, and very professional"

IAPT National Networking Online Forum 2021 - 21st January 2021

“I am sure like everyone else I was apprehensive with going online, not sure how we could network, the ability for all participant's to participate and the quality of the presentations - all my fears were diminished this turned in to be a great day, networking, leading and sharing still occurred and links still formed. The presentations were excellent and the quality of the forum and set up great and so easy to follow and timing excellent.”

Reduce Paediatric Emergency Attendance Online Conference – 8th October 2020

“The conference has been far more engaging than in a conference centre. This I think is because of the ability to participate in chat throughout and the use of the breakout discussions.” “Excellent day! Organisation was great - loved the break out rooms for chat. Virtual chat added another really useful way to interact during the day, which isn't available to us at the physical conferences.”

Leading Change in Clinical Coding Online Conference - 11th September 2020

"Very informative, lots of opportunity for discussions and very well organised virtually"

Providing Support for Children on Long Term Ventilation - Tuesday 9th March 2021

"I enjoyed the group chats networking listening to others experiences, I also like that there was a lead on each group so the chats were influenced and no awkward silences that can occur on web meets. I thought the larger talks were really good and easy to listen to."

Modernising Outpatient Services Online Conference – 16th September 2020

“This is my first experience of an online conference and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wasn't sure what to expect. Would recommend to colleagues to attend future events” “This has to be the best online conference I have been to, I really enjoyed the breakout rooms.”

Advancing Ulcer Care Management Online Forum – 29th September 2020

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.