Harris Healthcare announced as headline sponsors of HC2012

HC2012, the definitive event for health informatics run by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has announced Harris Healthcare is the headline sponsor for this year’s event. HC2012 will take place in its new home at the Business Design Centre, London on 2 – 3 May and is free to attend for all delegates.

Harris, which acquired Carefx last year, provides a powerful combination of solutions to deliver real-time patient centric information leveraging the Carefx interoperability platform and Harris’ richness in Health IT, infrastructure, and execution.

The £3.8 billion international communications and information technology company brings an unparalleled ability to deliver with no data lock and no supplier lock, offering organisations real value and choice.

Wayne Parslow, general manager of Harris Healthcare Solutions for EMEA, said: “This is a pivotal point in healthcare; HC2012 provides a timely platform for debate and an opportunity to bring much needed open source and open standards solutions to a rapidly changing health, social and community care environment.

“Carefx entered the UK market at HC2009 and now as part of Harris Healthcare Solutions, will be demonstrating at HC2012, how the Carefx portal solutions and rich Harris technology is helping our customers achieve our goal of better care and lower costs in healthcare worldwide.”

The company’s broad set of leading solutions include health information exchange, image management, workflow management, clinical portals, business intelligence, managed service, communications and systems integration.

In addition to showcasing Harris’s wide-ranging products on stand 37 at HC2012:

∑ Wayne Parslow will be presenting in the Best Practice Theatre on both days Connecting care: Leveraging open source and open standards in healthcare transformation.
∑ Dr Lloyd McCann, medical director, Harris EMEA will present on information & technology enabled integrated care (Day 1, Room B –12.15-13.00)
∑ Qi Li, global medical director, Harris will be presenting on Chinese informatics innovations (Day 2, Room A – 10.30-11.15)


CONFIRMED SPEAKER: Michael White, Assistant Editor of the Guardian

CONFIRMED SPEAKER: Susan Hamer, National Director of Nursing, Midwifery and the Allied Health Professions, The Clinical Division: Department of Health Informatics Directorate.

CONFIRMED SPEAKER: Morten Skjørshammer, Director of Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo

CONFIRMED SPEAKER: Jim Easton, National Director for Improvement and Efficiency at the Department of Health

CONFIRMED SPEAKER: Bob Alexander, current Director of NHS Finance at NHS Finance, Performance and Operations Directorate

CONFIRMED SPEAKER: Mike Farrar, Chief Executive of the NHS Federation

Stephen McGowan, Head of Operations, ICT Team, UK Trade & Investment, says

“UKTI is pleased to be working with the Institute again on the plans for HC2012. We are building on the international elements of the event again for next year, and look forward to working with the Institute in fashioning another creative, innovative and valued event for 2012.”

Tim Straughan, Chief Executive, The NHS Information Centre, says

“The Information Centre for Health and Social Care is delighted to be once again working in collaboration with the Chartered Institute for IT in producing this important annual event. Delivering safe, effective and high quality healthcare is becoming more and more dependent on the right use of information and information systems across health and social care organisations. The Health Informatics Congress provides an exceedingly valuable opportunity to bring informatics professionals and suppliers together to demonstrate best practice and share learning in a positive and progressive fashion. We are pleased to be a part of the planning for the event.”

Sir Andrew Dillon, Chief Executive, The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, says

“NICE welcomes collaborative working with the BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT and its annual health informatics congress (HC2012). The effective implementation and adoption of NICE guidelines and quality standards is clearly dependent on information use, and well managed information flows within and across the health and social care sectors. We welcome this opportunity to address these critical issues on a national stage, and are pleased to work with the Institute doing so at the event in May 2012.”