Data in Health and Social Care 2018


Health Care in the UK is facing many issues such as the lack of adoption of data gathering for predictive analytics in health and social care. This is exacerbated by the increased demands of an ageing population. In the future, systems need to be created in a way that is more patient-centric, and which allow citizens to be cared for in a holistic way.

This conference is a joint collaboration by the School of Computing and the School of Health and Social Care which presents the launch of the Hospital and Home simulated environment: “Health Simulation and Data Hub“.

The speakers present some of the research and best practice within next-generation healthcare infrastructures for large-scale data integration across domains and stakeholders, and how they could bring benefits to all involved. A key focus is on the capture and analysis of data across health and social care.

Date: 12:00-5.00pm, Wednesday, 21st November 2018

Place: Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh

Book event: here.

Event Programme

This years programme is here (note that this year it will be an afternoon event):

12:00-1:00pm Registration, Networking and Lunch in the Chapel
1:00pm Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre
1:00-1:15pm Key Note: Digital Healthcare, George Crooks, CEO, Digital Health and Care Institute
1:15-1:30pm Care 4.0, Tara French, Research Fellow & Chaloner Chute, CTO, Digital Health and Care Institute
1:30-1:45pm Craiglockhart War Hospital, 1916-1919: Our Important Heritage, Catherine Walker MBE, Curator, Edinburgh Napier University.
1:45-2:15pm The launch of the ‘Health Simulation and Data Hub’, Michelle O’Reilly, SoH, & Adrian Smales, SoC,  Edinburgh Napier University.
2:15-2:30pm Use Case: Asthma Case Study
2:30-2:45pm Use Case: ARMED - Managing Risk in the Elderly, Brian Brown, Director, CM2000
2:45-3:15pm Networking, Use Case Review & Refreshments: Foyer
3:15 pm
Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre
3:15-3.30pm Blockchain for Healthcare, Liam Bell, SoC, Edinburgh Napier University
3:30-3:45pm Technology Enabled Care and the workforcePamela Dimberline, NHS Education for Scotland.
3:45-4:00pm BP monitoring in the home: The impact of a telemetric blood pressure monitoring service, Dr Janet Hanley - Associate Professor, Napier University
4:00-4:30pm The fully informed patient: A Decade of PatientView,  Professor Neil Turner,  University of Edinburgh.


Please click here to register with our Eventbrite page.




This conference is supported by a partnership with the Digital Health and Care Institute.  Programme sponsorship is also provided by CM2000 and The Cyber Academy. Please contact Adrian Smales ( ) for further information.