London Tech Week event roundup: The role of future technologies in supporting the delivery of high-quality care
Run in collaboration with London Tech Week 2022, this was the first of fifteen free fringe events techUK has held for LTW from 13-17 June. These include roundtables, networking sessions and webinars focused on foreign direct investment, trade, tech policy, net zero, digital skills, levelling up, quantum, AI, ethics, and much more.
The panellists were:
- John Harding, Regional Director for UK&I Enterprise, NVIDIA – Bringing AI to the point of care
- Declan Hadley, Healthcare Development Lead, Cisco – Smart Hospitals Research and Innovation Network
- Lalit Suryawanshi, CTO and Co-Founder, Itecho Health – Digital health applications in long-term conditions
- Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Director of Clinical Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust – Digitising healthcare and making it accessible to all
Discussion topics included the roles of patients and providers and the shift to patient-led care, complexity in AI, infrastructure and interoperability challenges, and avenues to technology adoption and ownership.
Throughout short speaker presentations and a more substantial Q&A session, the panel’s outlook for the sector was hopeful, provided the government drives standards adoption and the post-Covid 19 recovery, data is trusted and not siloed, digital health literacy is improved, and biases, security threats and structural issues are addressed.
If you would like to get involved in techUK’s work on social care innovation, including by contributing a blog post to its soon-to-be-launched Social Care Innovation Hub, contact Rory Daniels, techUK’s Programme Manager for Social Care, at [email protected].