Dr Ruth Barnes will join Laura Magahy, Alan Price and Prof Richard Greene and a host of other speakers at the next HSE Digital Academy Forum on March 11th. Ruth will be sharing a case study from one of Vitro Software's Australian clients, the Calvary Hospital Group. Calvary's National Director of Clinical Governance originally presented the case study which describes how Calvary employed the "Show Value/Grow Value" approach to start their Digital Transformation journey with Vitro Software. Ruth will run through where Calvary started, moving to today where 12 of their hospitals from 64 bed to 180 bed are using Vitro's Digital Medical Record. She will talk about their journey to-date, lessons learned, and what is next. Ruth will introduce how the "Show Value/Grow Value" approach works, how it de-risks decision making, meets budgetary requirements and allows both large and small hospitals and healthcare organisations to embark on their journey with Digital Medical Records.
The Forum is taking place from 13.30 to 17.30 at Dr. Steevens Hospital, Dublin 8 on March 11th 2020.
The Digital Academy Forum is a place where ideas and views on digital health issues, digital transformation and innovations across the Health Service can be shared and discussed by medical staff, academics, industry leaders, and patients and citizens. HSE CEO Paul Reid commented: "Digital technologies are changing at a lightning-fast pace and offer the potential to transform our national healthcare system in support of Sláintecare. I am delighted to see a forum emerge where the entire Irish Digital healthcare system discuss and debate these digital solutions so that we can converge on the best possible outcomes for Irish citizens and patients." Digital Academy Forums will now be held quarterly to provide a forum for sharing and shaping thought and practice leadership in Digital Health, and to showcase new digital solutions. Ultimately they will inform Ireland's National Electronic Healthcare Strategy, in line with Sláintecare - which calls for the delivery of digital systems that put the patient at the heart of healthcare.
Open Innovation in Healthcare will underpin the Digital Academy Forums. Prof. Martin Curley, Chair of the Digital Academy Forum, explains: "Open Innovation is a positive approach for innovation, where change is embraced and not resisted, and where all stakeholders are involved to create and innovate. We are working together to co-create the future of the health service. My hope is that these forums will drive innovation and ideas, and lead to rapid adoption of Digital solutions for transformational good across our Health Service."
For further information about the HSE Digital Academy Forum visit; www.hsedigitaltransformation.ie or follow the @HSE_DA (HSE Digital Transformation) on Twitter.
**Event postponed by HSE