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1 West Midlands Health Informatics Network (WIN) Dr. Krish Nirantharakumar MBBS MPH MD MFPH MRCP Senior Research Fellow (IDH) Honorary Consultant in Public Health (PHE) ……… On behalf of WIN West Midlands Health Informatics Network

2 History……. May 2013 June 2013 July 2013 Sep 2013 Oct 2013 Aug 2013 Nov 2013 Dec 2013 West Midlands Health Informatics Network

3 Why we need a network? West Midlands Health Informatics Network

4 Vision WIN aims to support NHS and affiliated healthcare organisations in adopting information technology solutions to transform the care they provide for their patients. Our ethos is to connect health informatics experts, professionals and enthusiasts across geographical, organisational and professional boundaries to work towards the goal of achieving effective, efficient and high quality healthcare in West Midlands. West Midlands Health Informatics Network

5 Objectives Encourage and support closer working between academics with an interest in health informatics and NHS Enable closer working between IT professionals and clinicians Establish a forum to discuss and disseminate innovation and good practice in health informatics Promote research in health informatics Support establishment of health informatics centre of excellence in West Midlands Support designing of health informatics courses West Midlands Health Informatics Network

6 Who can join? Any healthcare or social care professionals working in NHS (including general practices), local government and Public Health England Academics in Universities The network will also be open for registration to private sector organisations that provide healthcare related informatics and digital products; some limitations may apply West Midlands Health Informatics Network

7 Benefits Members will have priority for workshops and conferences (most are free of charge) Forums are only accessible for members Members will have the opportunity to create their own special interest group The website will have resources that can help with service work, research and education in relation to health informatics and digital technology Members will have the opportunity to express their needs in terms of skills in health informatics; resulting in tailored educational programmes Members will be given priority for any courses that are developed through collaborations between NHS and Universities West Midlands Health Informatics Network

8 Service Improvement Members identify good practice and help disseminate them Members receive update on innovations through s and social media Forums for special interest groups Workshops and training sessions West Midlands Health Informatics Network

9 Education Identify and support development, improvement and uptake of HI courses in WM Identify case studies of innovative educational methods using digital technology Provide resources that guide development, evaluation and implementation of digital technology and informatics products West Midlands Health Informatics Network

10 Research Encourage collaboration between NHS/ industries and academics for research Identify and disseminate research studies on digital technology and informatics in WM Advocate for health informatics research centres in West Midlands West Midlands Health Informatics Network

11 “Connected we are & gain we will” West Midlands Health Informatics Network


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