VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Digital Health Special Interest Group (SIG) Working Group
May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In partnership with PDMS we are delighted to be adding another Special Interest Group (SIG) to our series of SIGs where we provide the opportunity for clinicians, academics and businesses to forge new partnership and to collaborate. Digital Health is frequently being described as the future of healthcare and it is more important than ever that Digital Health is given the focus needed for the future success.
To kick start the working group and to start discussions on what themes/topics should be presented at the future SIGs we are holding a online working group. If you have something to contribute to this group then please join us on Wednesday 19 May online at 2pm to share your ideas.
The session will be chaired by Chris Gledhill, Managing Director, PDMS and Professor Dean Fathers, Chair and Non-Executive Board Member, Mentor and Consultant – see profiles below.
DURATION: 1 hour
This free to attend event is held as part of the SoLSTICE programme – a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, click here to be re-directed to further information about the project. This event is classed as State Aid to participating businesses, the value of which is £127, but is delivered completely free of charge to participants.
Dial-in details will be provided to delegates by a member of the Medilink Midlands events team once the online registration form has been completed
Chris Gledhill, Managing Director, PDMS Chris co-founded PDMS in 1993 with a mission to help organisations get the maximum value from information technology and their associated data assets. His experience lies in recognising the business benefits of information technology to make services cheaper, safer and more convenient. This extends across the whole spectrum of activities associated with software development and the implementation of digital technology in general.
He attended Manchester University and Cranfield Institute of Technology and gained his Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors. Drawing on his extensive knowledge and passion for technology, Chris has recently been re-elected as an SME representative on the techUK Central Government Council. Chris also sat on the Advisory Panel as part of an Independent Review of the Isle of Man health and social care system conducted by Sir Johnathan Michael in 2019.
Chris has a particular interest in digital health and citizen centric services – putting the individual at the core and designing digital services to help improve a patient’s experience and outcomes.
With more than 30 years’ experience in Enterprise and Digital technology, Chris is still passionate about the benefits that organisations and individuals can achieve through good software engineering. However, he still firmly believes that technology isn’t the best starting point – it’s the problems that need to be solved and the outcomes that need to be achieved.
Professor Dean Fathers, Chair and Non-Executive Board Member, Mentor and Consultant
Dean has a wealth of experience in a range of organisations, from FTSE/blue-chips in the private sector, large national Government Departments and Public Agencies, including over 20 years experience as the Chair of a variety of NHS organisations, to medium sized private, entrepreneurial companies. He is an accomplished Director, having held numerous executive and non executive board positions and also has international experience as an organisational change leader, practicing as a Board/Executive Development Consultant in fields as diverse as; the automotive industry, construction, distribution, education, media, retail, and pharmaceutical/health sectors in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The development of strategy as a driver for change and sustainable long term success is his forte and this is linked to a deep understanding of best practices principles of board governance which he has honed through a number of visiting professor roles at Cass, Leeds, Lincoln and Nottingham Business Schools. Amongst his portfolio of roles Dean Chairs the Centre for Organisational Resilience at Lincoln International Business School which is exploring the relationship between governance and mental health.