Welcome to the Health Northern Specialist Group of the British Computer Society. The Group aims to promote the theory and practice of using IT responsibly in health care. We organise regular meetings at which guest speakers and local practitioners share their experiences of informatics within the context of health care. The catchment area for the Group is all points north of Watford and anyone with an interest in any aspect of information technology allied to health care is warmly invited to join the Group.

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Next meeting: Wednesday 7th September 2016

The home-based Health and Social Care IT Revolution

Jonathan Burr, CEO of Intelesant

Jonathan will explain how new technology is increasingly opening new opportunities to rewrite the book about how people are supported by making it easier to gather and share information about an individual’s well-being, particularly functional ability, and translate that into positive action that improves their well-being. Examples include technology to track the use of everyday objects and points of contact which helps the frail elderly, their personal networks, families, the NHS, social and other services, stay connected through daily routine monitoring. He will also explain how an exciting range of innovative Apps are supporting an expanding range of needs. Those Apps range widely from ones that support the daily management of COPD, to ones that support Health Visitors in the Assessment Process of their families and children.

Besides people that have an interest in Health IT, this Talk will also be of interest to people affected by life-limiting conditions, their carers, staff from Councils, Social Services, the NHS, charities, and volunteer groups.

The Speaker
Jonathan is a highly IT literate Chief Executive Officer and Chartered Accountant who co-founded ‘Intelesant’ in 2011 to build technologies and services to help those that care about others, particularly the frail and elderly. He has extensive experience of big data, real time operations, machine –to-machine communication, and the use of IT in the Health and Social Care sector. He sees that connected sensors and analytics are going to change health and social care in ways many cannot imagine today. His vision is to enable families and other carers to become the ‘eyes and ears’ of the experts in the health and social care system (e.g. NHS) so that preventative care can be targeted more precisely and effectively.

Manchester Conference Centre and Pendulum Hotel
Sackville Street M1 3BB
Parking: Please use metered parking bays or Charles Street multi-storey car park @ £2.00 from 4.00pm to midnight
Refreshments from 6:15 pm, Talk 7:00 pm

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