SCIMP 2009 Conference

Scottish Clinical Information in Practice,
SCIMP 2009 Conference at Dunblane Hydro 3 & 4 November 2009

Applying eHealth

making IT a success in primary care

This year’s conference will focus on the ways we can make technology actually deliver improvement in the services we provide all the way from the bedside to the boardroom.

Invited speakers will share, from varied perspectives and domains, their experience of the factors that can lead to success and the ways to avoid and manage the risks and pitfalls. A series of workshops will provide opportunities to hear about real services, standards, guidance and innovations of relevance to primary care and to discuss and question the issues these present with the people responsible for them.

Clinical Information Systems’ User Groups and suppliers will be able to provide demonstrations and workshops, giving delegates the opportunity to compare and contrast as well as perhaps picking up some hints and tips.

Our content is aimed at those in the front line of making information technology work in primary care – General
Practitioners, Practice Managers, Practice and Community Nurses and Midwives, Allied Health Professionals and NHS
administrators, educators, managers and strategists.

We have two competitions this year: The “SCIMP Poster Prize” and the “SCIMP Best Use of IT in Primary Care Award”. Both competitions are open to entrants from across Scotland. Posters will be displayed over the two days of the conference and the winner decided by votes from delegates.

The prestigious IT prize will be judged by a panel of experts and the winner afforded the opportunity to present on the winning submission at the conference.

Details on how to enter can be obtained from Submit Poster or Submit Best use of IT Award

We will provide opportunities for informal networking throughout the two days of the conference including a breakout
networking space; a pre dinner drinks reception and our lively annual Conference Dinner and Ceilidh.

Our conference is the most inclusive and comprehensive Clinical Informatics event in Scotland in 2009. Our success comes from the contributions and enthusiasm of our delegates, so we look forward to seeing you in Dunblane in November.

Information Links

SCIMP 2009 Conference Final Programme HERE

SCIMP 2009 Conference Delegate Booking

SCIMP 2009 Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Booking

Scottish Clinical Information Management in Practice Website

GPs to target those with multiple health issues

Taking a radical look at how Scottish healthcare services are organised
Taking a radical look at how Scottish healthcare services are organised

Published on 11 Sep 2009

Family doctors can do more to help patients with multiple long-term conditions such as obesity, heart disease and arthritis, according to researchers.

A team from the University of Glasgow is to work with Stirling and Dundee universities as well as four GP practices to develop new ways to work with patients.

Funded by the Scottish Government, the £820,000 Living Well with Multiple Morbidity programme will focus on those in deprived areas where such conditions are more common, strike earlier and tend to have a disproportionate impact on people’s quality of life.

Researchers will investigate a range of measures that could help patients with multiple morbidity – two or more co-existing medical conditions – to manage their conditions and improve quality of life. It will also look at how changes to the NHS primary care system could improve care for patients and make practices more efficient.

To read more CLICK HERE

iSOFT Secures Future in Northern Ireland with £8.4 Million Agreement

Australia’s largest listed health information technology company today announced contract extensions in Northern Ireland totalling £8.4 million (A$17.4 million) for long-term support and maintenance services of its health information systems, including an option for one of the hospitals to progress to iSOFT’s next-generation Lorenzo solution.

Under the agreements with the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, iSOFT will continue to provide services until 2015 for its Clinicom patient management system to all nine of the major acute hospitals that currently use the solution. The deal includes the right to use Lorenzo at one of the hospitals until 2015.

iSOFT also agreed to support its primary care solution with 68 GP practices for a further three years, with an option to extend this contract by an additional year. In both cases, iSOFT is offering new functions, some of which are specific to the health system in Northern Ireland.

More HERE