Personalised health and care by 2020?

SIHI 2015 at the University of Portsmouth on 9 September takes this question as its conference theme.

NHS England has set out challenging ambitions in its Five Year Forward View and the supporting Framework for Action from the National Information Board. The Framework aims to support new models of care, patient self-management and reduction in service costs through increasing transparency, data availability, public trust and information skills. But how achievable are the 2020 targets? The “new” NHS number was introduced 20 years ago and is still not universal. (For a constructive critique of the Framework see: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics 2015; 22(1):244–249.)

UK health and social care are in desperate need of the long-promised information revolution – but where is the funding to make the leap? What are the practical steps to reach full integration of care services and information flows, let alone paperless working with fully structured and coded data?

We will have national and regional keynote speakers and a range of invited and submitted presentations. In addition, the InfoMart, an informal information marketplace area, will allow vendors and researchers to set out a stall to meet people and exchange information. SIHI each year brings together practitioners, vendors and academics from across the range of health informatics domains to participate in learning and discussion on the latest progress and issues.