Excitement builds for Rewired 2020

Digital Health Rewired 2020, 3-4 March at London Olympia, will feature an expanded programme focused on showcasing some of the best start-ups from across the UK and Europe

UK health care is replete with innovative digital projects big and small, but the key challenge remains to share knowledge, identify and scale up best practice. Despite the promise of new disruptive technologies, they often struggle to get on the radar of the NHS IT leaders leading transformational change.

Digital Health Rewired 2020, which takes place on 3-4 March at London Olympia, is to buck that trend and bring the diverse UK digital health community together to discover new possibilities for delivering health and care services through technology.

The Rewired 2020 programme focuses on providing attendees from all parts of health and care with real world actionable lessons and insights from those leading some of the most exciting digital health initiatives from the UK and internationally.

The show opens with the one-day Rewired Leadership Summit for the most senior NHS CCIOs and CIOs, leading into day two with the Rewired Conference and Exhibition, aimed at everyone interested in helping shape the digital future of health and care.

Already confirmed is a mix of compelling speakers, including the NHSX senior management team; Matthew Gould (CEO), Tara Donnelly (CDO), Simon Eccles (CCIO for health and care and deputy CEO), Digital Health Awards winners - Mandy Griffin, (CIO of Calderdale and Huddersfield), Gareth Thomas (CCIO at Salford Royal), Natasha Phillips (CNIO at UCL) - and a glittering range of digital disruptors and CEOs of cutting-edge digital health start-ups.

Day one: Leadership Summit for 300 senior health leaders
The two-day format that worked so well in 2019 remains. Rewired kicks off with the one-day Rewired Leadership Summit for the most senior NHS CCIOs and CIOs. For 2020, the keynote is a hugely impressive digital leader, diversity and champion and president of techUK, Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, who will open the summit. She will discuss the key attributes of effective digital leadership to achieve large-scale digital transformation and draw on the vital importance of having a diverse range of leaders, reflective of wider society outside healthcare.

Other keynote speakers confirmed so far include noted data privacy campaigner Phil Booth, co-ordinator of MedConfidential, and former technology advisor to Simon Stevens and Dr Ben Marruthappu, CEO of Cera Care.

The afternoon programme will also include panel sessions from the brilliant Shuri Network and DigitalHealth.London, led by Dr Shera Chok and Yinka Makinde. The popular Long View also returns, bringing together past and present leaders to candidly discuss how to balance the relationship between centre and local on health IT.

Day two: a packed programme for the digital health community
Day two is the Rewired Conference and Exhibition, aimed at everyone interested in helping shape the digital future of health and care. Over 1,800 delegates attended Rewired 2019 and 2,500 are expected for 2020.

The conference will feature seven packed tracks of top speakers and inspirational leaders on digital health. Delegates will be provided with practical insights, knowledge and ideas they can take home and act on. The seven dedicated conference tracks will cover: Digital Transformation; Clinical Software; Interoperability Showcase; CCIO/CIO National Conference; AI and Analytics; Cloud and Mobile; and shared care.

Showcasing cutting edge digital health start-ups
Disruptive digital health start-ups will feature across all the Rewired conference tracks alongside some of the most innovative NHS IT leaders, talking about how they have harnessed digital to benefit patients.

High impact digital health disruptors to catch at Rewired 2020 include; Carron Manning, co-founder of iPrescribe Exercise, Sina Habibi, founder of Cognetivity, and Daniel Nathrath, co-founder of Ada Health.

iPrescribe Exercise is developing a service based on personalised exercise prescription programmes for citizens combining AI programmes and Apple Watch sensor data. Physiotherapist, Carron, co-founded iPrescribe Exercise three-years ago, to provide personalised exercise programmes for all.        
Cognetivity is reinventing dementia detection using a new cognitive testing platform. The Integrated Cognitive Assessment is a five-minute test which uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning techniques to help detect the earliest signs of impairment.

Ada, meanwhile, is connecting medical knowledge to intelligent technology to help people actively manage their health and medical professionals to deliver effective care. Ada is already the number one medical app for 130 countries, with 15 million assessments have been completed since its global launch in 2016.

Pitchfest returns
And at the heart of the start-up focus at Rewired 2020 will be the Rewired Pitchfest, the quick-fire Dragon’s Den style competition for start-ups less than three years old, that attracted over 80 entries in its first year. The 2019 Pitchfest winner Testcard will be presenting, and sixteen finalists will battle it out in four live heats for a place in the final, which will be held on the main stage and be hosted by NHSX’s chief digital officer, Tara Donnelly.

The start-up stage, meanwhile, will be a key feature of the Rewired exhibition, providing a home for the Pitchfest heats and quick-fire presentations from a range of innovative start-ups. The 2020 Pitchfest prize is bigger than ever, thanks to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and their charity, CW+. The Pitchfest champion, for the first time ever, will be offered the opportunity to have their innovation tested and scaled in a real-world NHS setting.

A new dedicated health developer conference
New for 2020 is the Digital Health Developer Conference (Health Dev Conf), an exciting one-day dedicated event for all developers working in the health care sector, from the NHS, independents, big suppliers and start-up.

The Health Dev Conf, which will run alongside the Conference and Exhibition, will have a host of practical workshops and educational sessions exploring the tools, platforms and standards available to developers working in health.

Presentations will cover openEHR, UX and UI for health, NHS Identity, open source, blockchain, and the regulation of health apps. In addition a series of interactive workshops will take place to develop delegate’s skills in openEHR standards, NHS Frontend Library, adding NHS Login to apps, My Med Record, FHIR, and GP Connect.

Data Lab: how to harness health data
Another new addition to the Rewired 2020 programme is the Digital Health Data Lab. This unique dedicated one-day conference and series of hands-on workshops is focused on helping delegates gain a better understanding of the latest developments in the use of data and data science tools, platforms and techniques to gain benefit and insight from all types of UK health data, either singularly or through aggregation and combination.

UK healthcare has reached a tipping point in digitisation, where core baseline automation is now the norm in most organisations. The greatest benefits to patients will now come from harnessing available data to gain actionable insight.

The Data Lab programme will cover latest developments and approaches across UK healthcare organisations (NHS and independent), international exemplars, and include contributions from life sciences and health research bodies.

A diverse range of engaging speakers
The original programme brings together the most compelling content from agenda-setters, local leaders and pioneers across the UK’s digital health sector.

Matthew Gould, the CEO of NHSX, the new agency driving NHS digitisation, will keynote Rewired Conference and Exhibition. He will review progress of the organisation which was set up in July 2019 oversee NHS IT, and explore key priority areas in interoperability, standards and evolution of the GDE and LHCRE initiatives.

Gould will take part in a sofa conversation and Q&A session on the main Digital Transformation stage at Rewired with Digital Health editor-in-chief Jon Hoeksma. He is joined at the conference by Simon Eccles, deputy CEO for NHSX, who will talk about the challenge of getting a CCIO or CIO onto every board and developing future clinical informatics leaders.

The afternoon keynote is writer, journalist and campaigner, Caroline Criado-Perez, who will be examining the unconscious biases that emerge from the gender data gaps in healthcare, technology and society as a whole.

Local leaders will also share key lessons and insights from pioneering digital health projects. One of the must-see sessions will be presented by Berkshire ICS CEO, Cathy Winfield, who will outline the digital challenges of creating integrated care and population health.

The next generation of new and emerging CIOs will share how they are meeting the challenges of digital. Four must-see NHS CIOs speaking at Rewired 2020 have recently been announced. David Walliker, the new role of chief digital and partnership officer at Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT, Lisa Emery, the CIO of cancer specialist hospital, the Royal Marsden NHS FT and chair of the London CIO Council will both talk about the challenges and lessons learnt from high-profile NHS CIO roles.

Paul Jones who took up the role of CDIO at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in September, will offer a unique perspective on the challenge of completing the digitisation of one of the largest trusts in the country, whilst Ross Fullerton is the CIO of London Ambulance will reflect on the step-by-step digital transformation of the service’s use of mobile technology to deliver the information paramedics and ambulance crews needed to better treat patients.

Join the digital health revolution
Rewired will again bring today’s health IT leaders with the best of digital health start-ups and those aiming to reinvent health and care through digital. Published by Digital Health, the market-leading publishers of news, research and organisers of the annual CCIO and CIO Summer Schools, we focus on delivering the most compelling speakers and original programmes to ensure Rewired has real buzz and excitement and is a must-attend event of the year.