The NHS in England is going through some interesting times. Pressure on finances, increased demand for services, ill-timed organisational change and now Brexit all working together to create a challenging environment for delivery. Against this backdrop the English Health & Care system is attempting a major digital transformation. Scarred by the failures of NPfIT, this latest programme seeks to blend the very best of local and national talent, to minimise duplication and maximise delivery and to ensure the NHS and wider Social Care system are transformed to be viable in the long term. Digital Leaders across this landscape are working to deliver change, serve their public, become even more professional and do it all in a safe and secure environment. Andy Kinnear will talk through some of these challenges and how England is attempting to address them … From interoperability to Personal Health Records, from professional standards to mandatory certification, from public cloud to ‘Wannacry’…
Andy Kinnear Director of Digital Transformation for South, Central and West CSU
Andy Kinnear is an experienced Chief Information Officer (CIO) in his 26th year with the NHS. He has a successful track record of delivering information & technology strategy and solutions and a wholehearted commitment to improving the health and care system. Andy has 4 roles. Substantively he is the Director of Digital Transformation for South, Central and West CSU looking after the delivery of 200+ digital projects to NHS organisations across the South of England, He is also the Programme Director for Connecting Care, the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire interoperability programme. Connecting Care is a partnership of 17 organisations in the West Country and has successfully created a single shared record combining data from GP Practices, Community Services, Local Authorities, Acute Hospitals and Out-of-Hours services. Connecting Care is recognised as one of the leading integrated digital care record (IDCR) programmes in the country. In his 3rd role, Andy is also currently seconded 2 days per week as Local Delivery Advisor for NHS Digital advising them on Health and Social Care Integration and is working closely with national Health and Care agencies on the development of the integration strategy. This roadmap will seek to outline the stages to deliver fully integrated care records, an ambition laid out in the Five Year Forward View and Personalised Health and Care 2020. Finally, in April 2016 Andy took on the role of Chair of the BCS Health & Care Executive hoping to help develop the professionalization agenda for CIO and CCIO colleagues. Andy is a keen advocate of the benefits an integrated care records can bring at the point of care, but moreover understands and actively promotes the secondary use of this data to support the improvement of services. Andy is a member of the national CIO network and was elected to the CIO Advisory Panel in June 2016. He works closely with colleagues on the development of the informatics profession within health and social care. He is an experienced public speaker and routinely presents at national conferences on health and care information topics.
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