This year we were delighted to be part of the 2016 Health and Care Innovation Expo. On both days we had the opportunity to present TickerFit to a mixed audience of health professionals and NHS executives. There was a great atmosphere at the conference. One of accomplishment about the advances the NHS has already made, excitement about current and future plans around implementing the Five Year Forward View, and finally, a feeling of true focus and synergy among the delegates, all on the same mission of making the delivery of world class care more efficient and accessible.
Over the 2 days I had the honour of chairing the expert panel session "Accelerating Care: new-models.digital". The Speakers included Dr Paul Grundy MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, Chief Medical Officer and Global Director of Healthcare Transformation for IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences; Dr Nav Chana MA Ed, MBBS, FRSGP, Chair of the NAPC and GP in Mitcham, Surrey; Dr Junaid Bajwa, Director of Healthcare Services at MSD UK; and Claire Oatway, Chief Operating Officer at Beacon Medical Group.
It was a really interesting session, where we heard from experts leading the way in primary care. Our first panelist, Dr. Paul Grundy is the chief medical officer and global director of healthcare transformation for IBM's Healthcare and Life Science Industry. Also known as the “godfather” of the Patient Centred Medical Home movement, Dr. Grundy shared his learnings from his work in the US and also from the numerous countries he has been working with around the world.
Dr. Nav Chana, Chairman of the National Association of Primary Care where they are leading the way on the "Primary Care Home (PCH)". Dr. Chana informed the audience on his work in supporting the current transformation of Primary Care in England and how digital innovations are supporting this work. Dr. Bajwa, GP and Director of Healthcare Services at MSD UK and Claire Oatway from Beacon Medical Group spoke of their work in implementing the Primary Care Home model, their experiential learning and the key insights they have gained. Dr. Bajwa also spoke about how digital technologies can be used to accelerate and make more efficient primary care in England. Overall a really interesting and informative session from a very experienced and well respected panel of experts. The enthusiasm for digital solutions like TickerFit was evident during the panel session, but also throughout the entire expo. At TickerFit, we believe we can play a pivotal role in helping achieve the objectives outlined in the Five Year Forward View. We look forward to working with NHS England to realise this.
Thank you to all the speakers, Velocity Health, MSD UK and all the attendees of the Expo who showed such great interest in the Pop Up University and also our work at TickerFit.