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Progression of Personal Health Records focus of ‘Future of PHRs’ event

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On 7 July 2015 we organised the Future of Personal Health Records at The King’s Fund in London. With over 120 delegates from NHS, third sector and industry, the event was extremely informative and productive.

The Future of Personal Health Records was specifically aimed at understanding how digital transformation can be achieved by enabling citizen access and participation, with Personal Health Records at the core of data sharing.

Empowering citizens through digital technology is a central theme of NHS England’s Five Year Forward View. There are several person-centred PHR projects currently active in the UK – this event offered the unique opportunity to bring these together, discuss progress and explore further roll-out and collaboration.

Lenore Ogilvy, from NHS England, presented the National Information Board work in progress and the PHR strategy that is developing. Lenore outlined the importance of ‘untethered’ Personal Health Records that can connect to a variety of clinical records. NHS England is currently working on a ‘landscape review’ to identify PHR projects that are in progress. Ogilvy said: “There are lots of innovators out there doing things in PHRs. Some of those are quite well known, such as in Liverpool. I think there are a probably lot more examples out there that don’t have quite so much attention.” For details on her presentation, please read this article on DigitalHealth.Net

During the day we also heard from David Low (RCPCH), Andrew Chitty (DLS/Vitality Vanguard), Dave Horsfield (Liverpool Mi), Dr Matt Jameson Evans (Health Unlocked), Phil Stradling (NHS England/Sitekit), David Harson (ADI), Ingrid Brindle (Thornley House Patient Participation Group), Paul Thomas (Microsoft), Charles Lowe (DHACA) and Tim Benson (R-Outcomes).

Their presentations are now available online: view them on Dropbox or download individual files:

Some comments from attendees:

Very informative. I learned a lot of new information today.”

“Very well organised. Well done & Thanks!”

“Excellent quality & conference. Excellent presentations. Very informative & useful update.”

The next event will be held on 16 September 2015. Keep an eye on our website for future announcements.

 

 

There are several person-centred PHR projects currently active in the UK – this event offered the unique opportunity to bring these together, discuss progress and explore further roll-out and collaboration.

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