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Digital Transformations in Healthcare: Artefacts and Architectures

Thursday 11th May 2017

10.00 – 20.00

This workshop is the last event organised by ‘Delivering Digital Drugs’ project (2014-2017) funded by  the Digital Economy Programme. It is an opportunity for the project team to present findings and achievements.  However, the focus of the workshop will be forward-looking and the programme is very much future oriented: the future of healthcare, the future of digital healthcare infrastructures, and our future work and collaborations.

The workshop revolves around two linked ‘digital agendas’ for healthcare; issues of artefacts and of architectures.   We consider a healthcare constituted in multiple, hybrid, and smart devices working and communicating across traditional institutional boundaries, and perhaps undermining them too. The implication this carries is for transformation – looking towards new services and modes of service delivery that can address contemporary drivers of change – big data and precision medicine (BDPM), patient-centred care (PCC), and the triple-crisis of demographics/demand/cost (DDC).

Special guests for the day will be friends and colleagues from Norway. They will bring to the workshop their recent research experiences studying the introduction of homecare/remote patient monitoring, building infrastructures for personalized medicine, and several large, architecture-focused projects.

The workshop will also be the occasion to launch the publication of the book to which we have contributed:

Aanestad, M, Grisot, M, Hanseth, O, Vassilakopoulou, P (eds)
Information Infrastructures within European Health Care: working with the Installed Base, Springer Health Informatics series, 2017


Draft Programme (last update: 2 May 2017, still subject to change)

10.00     Welcome and Coffee

10.15      Introductions: the D3 project, the team, the day, the book – Tony Cornford and Margunn Aanestad

10.20     Delivering Digital Drugs
1.    The project as conceived: episodes of digital drugs (supply chains, hospitals and patients) (Tony Cornford )
2.    Supply chains (Ralph Hibberd)
3.    Hospitals medicines (Valentina Lichtner) [slides]
4.    Patients medicines (Jane Dickson/Ela Klecun)
5.    Drugs: the Warfarin story (Jane Dickson/Nick Barber)

11.50     break

12. 10      Digital Care: Remote Monitoring of Chronic Patients (Miria Grisot)

12.45     lunch – including D3 project films and posters on warfarin

14.15     Lightweight meets Heavyweight: Architectural Requisites for the Future Healthcare Information Infrastructures (Margunn Aanestad)

14.50    Information Infrastructures for Drugs (Ralph Hibberd/Will Venters)

15.15    Strategic implications of hospital discharge (Tony Cornford/Valentina Lichtner/Ela Klecun)

15.25       break

15.45     Panel: Agenda setting: policy and research

17.15     Concluding remarks  (Tony Cornford)

17.30   break

18.15     Reception and Book launch (LSE SCR)

For more information on Delivering Digital Drugs, visit our website:

The number of participants is limited by space so if you wish to attend please confirm by email to . We particularly appreciate the participation of PhD students for whom we can offer some travel support.

This event  is organised as part of the Delivering Digital Drugs (D3) project funded by Research Councils UK as part of the ‘New Economic Models in the Digital Economy’ programme RC grant reference EP/L021188/1. ( V.3 – 02/05/17)

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