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Published: 19th June 2019

SWITCH Ecosystem Launch Event, Monday 8th July 2019, University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth’s “Centre for Health Technology” along with the South West Academic Health Sciences Network (SW AHSN) will be hosting the launch event for the South West Interdisciplinary Technology Consortium for Health and care (SWITCH) Ecosystem on Monday 8th of July 2019.

Building on the University’s Digital health and technology research, innovation and implementation work over the past 10 years with a range of stakeholders, the SWITCH ecosystem will be an interdisciplinary cross-sector consortium, including NHS partners, industry partners, health and social care organisations and patient groups, set-up to enable greater connection and collaboration across the South West region and beyond.

Part of the European Connected Health Alliance (ECH Alliance), and linked to the wider Digital Health Ecosystem Network across the globe, the SWITCH ecosystem will seek to incubate, accelerate, embed and export Innovative technology solutions in Health and Care, coalescing around internationally-recognised technologies and data standards. The launch event will bring together organisations such as yours to create an ecosystem that seeks collaborative opportunities, shares best practice, explores shared challenges around Health, Care & Wellness with the view to foster economic growth in the region.

Some key Speakers:

  • Keynote – Ben Showers Head Digital Transformation, NHS X ● Keynote – Prof. Andrew Morris Director, Health Data Research UK ● David Shannon Director of Strategic Development & Improvement and Andrew Forrest Chief Information Officer, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust ● Andy Bleaden Director Ecosystem Development, European Connected Health Alliance ● Amanda Stratford CEO, Healthwatch Cornwall ● Andrew Bannister, Microsoft, UK, Health & Life Sciences Lead

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We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Plymouth for this exciting event.