Symposium Programme

Chairs in a conference hall

The programme of speakers promises to be informative, enlightening and thought provoking. The aim of the Interoperability Symposium is to provide a forum to discuss what interoperability means in 2019 for the NHS.

The speakers all have a story to tell and experience to share from across the UK and Europe.


Juno Moneta Lounge, Cardiff City Stadium 09:30-17:00

TimeAgenda Item / TalkPresenter
09:30Welcome and Opening RemarksJohn Meredith, NHS Wales Informatics Service
09:45Session 1Introduced by Sion Charles, Bevan Commission
Clinical InteroperabilityProfessor John Williams, Swansea University
How open digital platforms support patient centric careMike Jones, Vice President, Analyst (Gartner)
HiGHmed - An Open Platform ApproachBirger Haarbrandt, HiGHmed Project
11:45Session 2Introduced by Helen Northmore, Digital Health Ecosystem Wales
SIDeR: Linking Health and Social Care in SomersetDemelza Douglas, Chief Clinical Information Officer (Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
Pragmatic Standardisation of Clinical ModelsSilje Bakke, Clinical Informaticist (Nasjonal IKT)
Share2Care: Effective Information SharingDavid Reilly, Head of Interoperability (Alderhey Hospital)
14:00Afternoon SessionIntroduced by Ian Wells, University of Wales Trinity St Davids
Keynote: "Manyura Manyah - Interoperability is *so* 20th Century"Dr Ian McNicoll, OpenEHR Foundation
14:35Session 3Introduced by Peter Coates, Apperta Foundation
Getting the Basics RightTim Benson, R-Outcomes Ltd
How Clinical Workflow WorksThomas Beale, Consutlant (Ars Semantica)
Of Platforms, Towers and BooksColin Brown, Clinical Informatics Adviser (NSS SCIMP)
16:00Session 4: Interoperability Defined?Panel
Closing RemarksJohn Meredith, NHS Wales Informatics Service
17:00-18:00Drinks Reception
Refreshments will be provided at break and lunch.

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Cardiff City Stadium
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