The PRSB has formed a new partnership with Digital Health, to support NHS and social care leaders in the digital transformation of health and care.

The collaboration will see us work closely with Digital Health, host of Digital health Networks, to help promote the development and adoption of standards amongst health and social care leaders.

Digital Health Networks form the UK’s largest health IT leadership network, focused on collaboration and best practice exchange.  The member-directed networks, which focus on supporting local NHS digital leaders to collaborate, are delivered though an online community platform, best practice webinars, regional events and an annual Summer School and Leadership Summit. Members of Digital Health Networks, which is made up of over 2,000 chief clinical information officers (CCIOs), chief information officers (CIOs) and chief nursing information officers (CNIOs), will be able to contribute to developing the PRSB’s standards for information held in care records, ensuring they are fit for purpose, and promote their adoption across the health and care system.

The partnership officially launched at the Digital Health Leadership Summit on 15-16 March in Bristol, where our chief executive Lorraine Foley will be a panellist on the ‘Smarter buying for interoperability and open platforms’ workshop on day two.

The PRSB will also help to shape future Digital Health events, particularly the CCIO, CIO and CNIO Summer Schools, by playing an active role on a new events programme board.

Lorraine Foley, chief executive of the PRSB said: “CCIOs, CIOs and CNIOs are in the driving seat of transforming the NHS and social care to a digital service. We want to support them in leading this transformation and help them reach out to clinical and professional colleagues, so that vital patient information can be shared easily to improve quality, safety and integrated working, and so that patients can engage more fully in their care.”

Jon Hoeksma, chief executive of Digital Health, said: “The role of standards is fundamental to improving quality improvement and patient safety across health and care services, now more than ever.

“This new partnership with PRSB will provide our highly active network members with more guidance, support and dialogue across our events, networks and publishing channels, to drive better information sharing in health and care services.”

 

PARTNERSHIP UPDATES

PRSB attends Digital Leadership summit

This month the PRSB attended the Digital Leadership Summit, which attracted 150 delegates and presentations from more than 20 chief clinical information officers, chief information officers and chief nursing information officers.

In addition to taking a speaking slot on the second day of the two-day event, we also announced our new partnership with Digital Health, which will see us work together to promote the developments and adoption of standards across social care.

Digital Health leadership survey

Digital Health is inviting people to take part in the NHS IT Leadership Survey, 2018 – which looks at the priorities and challenges facing today’s NHS IT leaders. We’d like to ask our members to respond to the survey, to help support this work. Everyone who completes the survey will get a copy of the 2018 NHS IT Leadership Survey report. The results will be presented at the Digital Health Summer Schools 2018, which will be held from 19-20 July, University of Birmingham.

Digital Health Awards

Nominations are now open for the new Digital Health Awards, where the winners are voted online by their peers across the UK.

The new Digital Health Awards will recognise and celebrate the achievements of the leaders making the biggest contributions to UK healthcare IT today, plus future digital leaders and a special outstanding contribution award in association with BCS Health and Care.

You can find further information here.