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Successful North West Coast Ecosystem Meeting

25 September 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Heather Smith
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More than 120 delegates participated in talks and discussions on digital innovations in technology enabled care at the 13th meeting of the North West Coast of England Connected Health Ecosystem.

Run by the Innovation Agency in partnership with ECHAlliance, the event was sponsored by Edge Hill University and Telecare Services Association (TSA).  

Delegates heard from a number of prominent regional, national and international speakers from the digital health community. The latest thinking, new developments and innovations were discussed, including specialised input from Joe Killen, Managing Director, Victrix. He outlined the differences between the proactive approach adopted by health care staff in Spain towards telecare, compared to the reactive model popular in England.

Other speakers were:

  •  Dr Liz Mear, Chief Executive, Innovation Agency
  • Alyson Scurfield, Chief Executive, TSA
  • Steve Sadler, Technology Strategy Associate, TSA
  • Carol Hughes, Clinical and Operational Lead for Health Technology, Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust
  • Christine Gornall, Project Manager, Lancashire and Cumbria Innovation Alliance  Test Bed
  • Tim Andrews, COO, ORCHA


In addition, the event saw a panel discussion on Liverpool’s More Independent project and the Lancashire and Cumbria Innovation Alliance (LCIA) Test Bed. The panels included representation from Hft, Riverside and Philips, and others who have been involved in the implementation.

As is tradition with the North West Coast Ecosystem events, companies were provided with the platform to showcase their innovations.  Presentations on technology enabled care were made by:

  •  Docobo – Releasing Beds with Digital Health, Adrian Flowerday, Managing Director
  • Sundown Solutions –, Heath Groves, Managing Director
  • ALTAS – Training and Skills for Assisted Living Technology – Steve Barnard, independent consultant
  • My Health UK – Dr Sanjeev Maharaj, founder


The presentations from the day can be found here.

A dedicated Twitter hashtag #ECO13 was used throughout the day encouraging attendees to participate and also enabling people who could not attend to join in the conversation - follow the highlights here.

The 14th Ecosystem meeting will be held on Wednesday 13th December.  Further details, including venue information, will be announced shortly.