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eHealth Policy & Implementation in Scotland & Evaluation of the U.K. dallas Programme

  • Speaker:   Dr.  Matt-Mouley Bouamrane  (University of Aberdeen & Glasgow)
  • Host:   Robert Stevens
  • 12th November 2014 at 14:00 in Kilburn L.T. 1.4
This presentation will be divided into two main parts: in the first one, I will review current eHealth policy in Scotland and describe some large scale IT implementations in the NHS. In the second one, I will present interim results from the evaluation of the Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale (dallas) Programme.

I - eHealth Policy & Implementation in Scotland:

I will review a range of national eHealth implementations, including: (i) the universal adoption of electronic medical records in primary care, (ii) the implementation of the national electronic referral system, SCI Gateway and (iii) the development of regional electronic clinical portals. Areas for further quality improvement, such as information sharing between primary & secondary care, particularly at the time of patient discharge from hospital will also be discussed.

II- Evaluation of the Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale Programme:

dallas is a 3 year initiative (2012-2015) aiming to roll-out at scale a range of person-centered health and well-being technologies across the U.K. The programme has funded four consortia to develop and roll-out a range of digital services to encourage people to take greater personal control of their health, focusing on well-being, preventative care & self-care. I will be presenting interim results of the programme evaluation, focussing on challenges and opportunities which arise when attempting to deploy innovative eHealth technologies at scale.

EMRs: eReferral: POA: Integrated care Pathways:

Dr. Bouamrane was a post-doctoral researcher in the Bio-informatics group of the University of Manchester (2007-2010), working with Professor Alan Rector in a knowledge transfer project on the development of a knowledge-based preoperative decision support system in partnership with a Scottish SME, Informatics-CIS. He was subsequently awarded a fellowship from the Scotland Chief Scientist Office to carry out extensive sociotechnical research on integrated care pathways & information management processes in elective surgery in the NHS (2010-2013). He is now a research fellow at the University of Aberdeen and Honorary Senior Lecturer (University of Glasgow), focussing on the implementation and evaluation of large scale eHealth systems and initiatives, such as the Technology Strategy Board dallas programme.
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