Technology / Wellbeing
The never-ending story: innovation and next-generation tools in digital health
This presentation will give an insight into the work of the Digital Health and care Innovation Centre in Scotland. It will showcase a number of key activities being undertaken by the Centre but will primarily share the Centre’s vision for the future, focusing on citizen-centred design and empowerment. The speakers will discuss next-generation digital services and innovation in ICT architectures, where the citizen becomes the point of data integration and how this can support the delivery of safe, effective and affordable health and care services.
Professor George Crooks
Chief Executive, Digital Health and Care Innovation Centre (DHI) Scotland
Professor George Crooks is the Chief Executive of the Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre, Scotland’s national innovation centre for digital health and care. He leads an organisation that is tasked with delivering innovation in digital health and care that will help Scotland’s people to live longer, healthier lives and create new jobs for the economy.
He was previously the Medical Director for NHS 24 and Director of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare. George was a General Medical Practitioner for 23 years in Aberdeen latterly combining that role as Director of Primary Care for Grampian. George is on the Board of the European Connected Health Alliance. He is currently a Board member and past president of the European Health Telematics Association. He is also an adjunct Professor of Telehealth at the University of Southern Denmark.
George was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2011 for services to healthcare.
Mr Chaloner Chute
Chief Technology Officer, DHI Scotland
Chaloner Chute leads on DHI’s technical strategy and is responsible for the way the centre supports and delivers technical innovation, by applying systems thinking and methodologies in support of the DHI innovation model.
He is devoted to the idea that citizens can be empowered to take an active role in their own wellbeing.
Chal believes that digital health offers the tools to achieve this, and the DHI has the fresh perspective necessary to reconceive the relationship between the citizen and those who might care for them.
He brings a range of skills including a Master’s in Healthcare Management & Leadership and a Master’s in Public Health Policy: Health Systems.
He has spent seven years working in digital innovation, seven years working in Scottish Government public policy and healthcare service delivery and has led the design, development, integration and rollout of many digital health and care services with several now in use at scale across Scotland.