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Join the 2020health Event at our Future of Hospitals Conference

Digital health technologies are transforming patient behaviour, offering them the opportunity to effectively manage their own health and care. In this seminar, we will examine the role that these exciting new solutions could play in improving outcomes and increasing efficiency in the health service. 

We will be hearing from a patient and thought leaders in the health and technology sectors about the future of digital health technology, what can be done to encourage uptake, and the devices currently available which could enhance the delivery of sustainable, tailored healthcare in the future.AXA PPP Awards

The seminar will also launch 2020health’s search for nominees of the categories in AXA PPP’s ‘Health Tech & You Awards’. The ‘Champion Award’ seeks to recognise the individual or organisation most promoting the uptake of digital health technology, and the ‘Health and Care Award’ highlights the consumer health tech solution that has had the most positive impact for health care providers. For more details and how to apply, please visit http://healthtechandyou.com/.

The 2020health Event is free to attend - You can register your place here 




Julia Manning, Chief Executive of 2020health

Julia Manning is a social entrepreneur, writer, campaigner and commentator. She is the Chief Executive of 2020health, an independent, social enterprise Think Tank whose aim is to “Make Health Personal”. Through networking, technology, research, relationships and campaigning 2020health has influenced opinion and action in fields as diverse as bioethics, alcohol, emerging technologies, fraud, education, consumer technology and vaccination.

Julia studied visual science at City University and became a member of the College of Optometrists in 1991. Her career has included being a visiting lecturer at City University, a visiting clinician at the Royal Free Hospital, working with south London Primary Care Trusts and as a Director of the UK Institute of Optometry. She specialised in diabetes (University of Warwick Certificate in Diabetic Care) and founded Julia Manning Eyecare in 2004, a home and prison visiting practice for people with mental and physical disabilities using the latest digital technology, which she sold to Healthcall (now part of Specsavers) in 2009. 

Julia is a regular guest on TV and radio shows such as BBC News, ITV’s Daybreak/ GMB, Channel 5 News, BBC 1′s The Big Questions, BBC Radio, LBC and has taken part in debates and contributed to BBC’s Newsnight, Panorama, You and Yours and ITV’s The Week.

Dr Chris Tomkins, Head of Proactice Health at AXA PPP Healthcare

Proactive Health is a new approach to health and wellbeing, a data-driven results oriented service that is about sustained engagement, intervention and genuine health outcomes. Chris and his service line are deploying the latest technology to provide coherent and flexible platforms for clients to build wellbeing programmes, achieve behavioural change and reduce population health risks. 

Prof. Andy Miah, Chair in Science Communication & Future Media, University of Salford 

Professor Andy Miah is Chair in Science Communication & Future Media, in the School of Environment & Life Sciences, University of Salford, Manchester. He is also Global Director for the Centre for Policy and Emerging Technologies, Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and Fellow of FACT, Liverpool. His research focuses addresses social, ethical, and legal questions concerning the use of technology, from biotechnology to digital innovation. 

Dr Howard Leicester, Expert Patient

Technology has kept Howard, a deaf blind academic, active in health informatics for 25 years and well aware of the possibilities and challenges. 

He regularly champions health informatics through wide ranging connections including Honorary Fellow at City and Edinburgh universities; board member of the UK Faculty of Health Informatics; member of the Summary Care Record additional information working group; and member of the Accessibility and Health committees at the British Standards Institute.

Howard is ardent about making health and social services truly patient-centred and with this in mind has since formed and facilitates the Disability Needs and Personal Requirements data standards development group.

John Cruickshank, Consultant Director, 2020health 

John is a Consultant Director at 2020health and an independent strategic expert in health IT and telehealth, operating at the complex interface between government, NHS and industry. Since 2010, John has been responsible for launching and authoring a series of influential and authoritative reports published by 2020health. These reports have covered a spectrum of nationally significant issues across IT, telehealth and electronic health records. His 30-year career has included leadership roles in the healthcare practices of major systems integrators and consultancies. In addition to his work with 2020health, he advises public and private sector organisations committed to the strategic use of information and telehealth technologies in healthcare. John is a graduate in economics and management science from St John’s College, Cambridge. 

Kathy Mason, Partner, The IT Health Partnership

Kathy is passionate about improving the understanding and utilisation of IT to achieve improvements in healthcare outcomes and patients' experience of services, and is a partner of the IT Health Partnership.  An executive level corporate and programme director and leader, with over 25 years’ senior management and board level experience across both public and private sectors. Kathy has significant policy, strategy, specialist and operational leadership experience at national and local level. She is a recognised expert in benefits management and has extensive experience of working across whole systems to achieve effective implementation of service improvement in management, clinical and commercial settings. Highly skilled at meaningful stakeholder engagement, working across complex landscapes to establish common purpose and achieve tangible outcomes. Kathy has significant influencing skills and emotional intelligence enabling her to operate successfully in politically sensitive arenas. A skilful communicator, with an extensive senior network across the health and care sector.  

Maxine Mackintosh, UK Director, Health Tech Women

Maxine is the Managing Director of the UK chapter of HealthTech Women – an international professional network of women spanning medicine, technology, regulatory, academia and pharma. Still in its inaugural months in the UK, the network has been running for 4 years, is headquartered in San Francisco and has reached 10,000 women. Maxine is currently undertaking a PhD at UCL in neuroinformatics at the intersection of data science and dementia. She has also completed an MSc in Health Policy and Economics at the LSE and LSHTM. Her interest in the digital health space has grown over many years through her work in the Royal Society, DFID, Roche and most recently innovation strategy in the NHS. She is an advisor to a number of digital health start-ups and continues to report and consult on medical innovation in the UK, central Europe and the Silicon Valley

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