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ECHAlliance are delighted to welcome the NHS Digital Academy as a member !

16 January 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Heather Smith
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Press Release: 16 January 2018

 

The European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) are delighted to welcome the NHS Digital Academy as a member.

 

The NHS Digital Academy is the first national learning programme in change management, leadership and clinical informatics. Its purpose is to accelerate the digital transformation of the NHS by developing strong digital leaders who are capable of delivering change so that patient care, and the way that organisations operate, can benefit from the many improvements and innovations modern technology has to offer.

 

The NHS Digital Academy combines practical NHS expertise with academic rigour to deliver a unique and ambitious learning experience. Led by Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation, the consortium also includes the University of Edinburgh with international strategic input from Harvard Medical School. The design consortium unites NHS experts with world-class clinicians, researchers and digital specialists with unrivalled expertise in blended learning, health informatics and data science, leadership development and healthcare transformation.

 

Rachel Dunscombe, CEO of the Academy said “We have known the ECHAlliance for some time and watched it grow its International Network in Europe, Canada, China and the U S. We can see that this effective network will help us make the International Connections we want”.

 

Brian O' Connor, Chair of ECHAlliance "It is a real delight to welcome the NHS Digital Academy as a member. We know there is a real need for professionalism and education in the Digital Field, we are sure this relationship will accelerate these objectives “.