TO BE PUBLISHED April 2019
This timely conference focuses on priorities for putting in place the infrastructure to support health and social care in Wales.
It takes place with the Welsh Government emphasising the need to organise infrastructure - including digital systems - to support new models of care closer to people’s homes, as set out in its recently published plan for health and social care Healthier Wales.
We expect discussion on how infrastructure investment and deployment can help maximise the value for money of the services provided, strengthen the local financial systems and support community-based decision-making.
Delegates will also consider priorities for investment - with the Welsh Government’s expected review of capital and estates investment - looking at future needs, how capital can be unlocked and the use of assets to drive the transformation programme.
They will also look at the way forward for putting into place effective procurement and project management to ensure the success of programmes.
Further sessions focus on digital infrastructure, examining progress being made in developing a fully integrated national digital architecture, that is fit for purpose, user friendly and future-proofed for innovation - and comes as the Public Accounts Committee publishes a report questioning the ability of the healthcare system to deliver digital transformation.
Attendees will also consider key implementation issues including how funding should be directed, ensuring effective working with external partners, preparing the workforce, and what will be required in terms of national leadership. It follows the recent announcement of a new Digital Inclusion and Health programme with funding set aside to develop staff and patient digital proficiency.
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