Our CONVERGE! event held in November 2014 focused on how we're engaging with digital technology to improve and transform the way healthcare is delivered. Speakers discussed how this will help clinicians and patients.

The conference also explored how opportunities could improve funding, looking at European grants to increase investment in new and exciting projects.

Highlights were:

  • Katherine Barbour discussing the role of the Wessex Academic Health Science Network in the local, national and international picture.
  • Sue Ladds, chief pharmacist, UHS, discussing digital technology in medicine management and using that technology to improve the patient experience.
  • Chris Hawker, programme director at the University of Southampton (UoS) and Frances Clarke, interdisciplinary research coordinator, also of UoS, discussing European funding in a bid for improved healthy living and active aging.
  • Michael Marsh, UHS medical director, giving a clinicians' perspective on technology.
  • James Adams, care group clinical lead in medicine for older people, also discussing innovation funding.

The day was supported by displays covering a wide variety of subjects, from commercial support and networking to practical applications both on the medical front line and research fields; all of which saw a great deal of interest from the delegates. We were pleased to welcome:

  • Hampshire Chamber of Commerce
  • UHS research and development
  • Southampton Hospital Charity
  • ISODO 3D Printing
  • Southampton City Council 
  • Promactica Healthcare
  • UHS transformation team
  • University of Southampton research department
  • Knownow Information
  • commercial estates development partnership
  • My Health
  • Wessex Academic Health Science Network

You can keep up to date with the latest commercial services news by checking our twitter feed @UHSFTCommercial.

If you’re interested in joining us at future events please contact us.