Event to highlight importance of data handling in healthcare
Designed by NTI (the New Technology Institute) at Leeds Beckett, in partnership with Nine Health CIC, the three new short introductory courses are for digital and creative SMEs, businesses providing clinical technology, and professionals working within the NHS and the health and social care sectors.
The free launch event, ‘Digital health: Understanding data governance’, will be held on Tuesday 1 December at Old Broadcasting House on Woodhouse Lane from 8am to 10.30am.
Speaking ahead of the event, Elaine Taylor-Whilde, CEO of Nine Health CIC, said: “The Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Act 2015 came into force on 1 October this year, outlining that, unless an individual objects, information must be shared between health or adult social care commissioners or providers for purposes likely to assist the provision of health services or adult social care for that individual– as long as the information can be lawfully shared and the sharing is in an individual’s best interests. This law applies to any SME holding identifiable patient data such as application developers, device developers and other clinical technology.
“This free event will introduce the concept of data governance and, in particular, its importance in digital health.”
Delivered in partnership with Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire, the event aims to address the knowledge and skills gap in both digital and health and social care, bringing together expertise across the sectors. A panel of academic and industry guest speakers will relate their real-life accounts which highlight the importance of understanding data governance in a business, and share insight into the business support available in the Yorkshire region.
Leeds Beckett and Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire are keen to hear from local businesses to help shape and inform future events and collaborative projects in this area.
For more information and to book a place on this free event, please go to http://bit.ly/DigitalHealthNTI.
The three Leeds Beckett courses, which will start running in February next year, are: Information Governance, covering information confidentiality, security and data storage; Introduction to Information, enabling companies to understand the role of information in health payment and contract mechanisms; and Selling and Marketing to the Health Sector, detailing the changes to the health sector market and the impact this will have on suppliers.