Technology and E-Solutions in Healthcare – Dr Liz Mear
With government funding being cut, the NHS is currently facing one of the biggest challenges in its existence, and the strains on the system mean that patients are competing for hospital beds and practitioner’s time.
Dr Liz Mear, Chief Executive of the Innovation Agency (Academic Health Science Network) will discuss how such pressures can be alleviated with the use of technology, allowing patients to self-monitor health conditions, prevent illness and, ultimately, reduce the need for hospitalisation. A number of e-health solutions are currently being put in place, requiring support and adaptation from patients, as creative approaches becomes integral to the NHS business model.
Dr Liz Mear was one of the founding members of the Innovation Agency, before which, she was Chief Executive of the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the Cheshire and Merseyside Comprehensive Local Research Network. Liz is an expert in geonomics, the branch of molecular biology concerned with the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of genomes. Liz has held a number of director roles in a variety of NHS organisations as well as working as a Senior Management Consultant specialising in public sector business performance improvement and change management.
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