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BCS to speak at party conferences on how data can save lives

Exploring the benefits of sharing health data is the focus of two fringe events hosted by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT in partnership with Prospect Magazine, at the Labour and Conservative party conferences.

Andy Kinnear, Chair of BCS Health & Care, part of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT will be discussing the themes: ‘How can data save lives?’ and *‘Who owns health data and how can it be best be put to use?’

Key areas being addressed include:

  • The advantages of supporting and advocating a data ecosystem which is based on principles of privacy and consent to leverage the collection and use of information in improving quality of care.
  • How it is critical that there is investment in people to make IT work in health and care.
  • The effectiveness of communicating to the public the value and contribution data can make in helping health and care professionals to improve care quality for individuals.

The full list of the panel at the two events include:

Monday 26 September | 12.30 - 14.00

Event Title: Health and Technology: how can data save lives?
Venue: Jurys Inn, Room 4, Liverpool
Chair: Jon Bernstein, Associate Editor, Prospect Magazine

Principle speakers:

  • Diane Abbott MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health
  • Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Andy Kinnear, Chair, BCS Health & Care
  • Dr Mike Fisher, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University

Monday 3 October | 19.30 - 21.00

Event Title: Who owns health data and how can it best be put to use?
Venue: ICC Room 8, Birmingham (*Please note a secure area pass is required for this panel debate)
Chair: Jon Bernstein, Associate Editor, Prospect Magazine

Principle speakers:

  • Andy Kinnear, Chair, BCS Health & Care
  • Jo Churchill MP, Chair, APPG on Personalised Medicine
  • Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, Founder & CEO, Patients Know Best
  • Dr Jeni Tennison, Technical Director and Deputy CEO, Open Data Institute (ODI)

The full programme of events can be found at: www.bcs.org/partyconf

Follow the events on Twitter: #ITGoodForSociety @BCS_Policy

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