The 2010 SCIMP annual conference was held on 2nd & 3rd November at the Crieff Hydro Hotel and was attended by around 200 delegates and exhibitors from a varied range of Health Service professionals and suppliers including GPs, Practice Managers, NHS Board IT Facilitators, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and staff from Scottish Government and National Services Scotland.
Atos Origin Alliance provided the principal sponsorship of the conference and had an exhibition stand in the main conference hall. Other exhibitors were Advanced Health & Care, Dundee University, Edinburgh University, EMIS, First Databank Europe, INPS, ISD Scotland, Kelvin Connect Ltd, Microtech Support Ltd, NISG, Numed Healthcare, PCCIU, Scottish School of Primary Care, ScriptSwitch, Sci-Dc and Tribal.
Tuesday 2nd November
Dr Paul Miller, SCIMP Conference Chair opened the conference and welcomed Dr Brian Robson, Medical Director, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland as the opening Plenary Speaker with his presentation on When Two Worlds Collide
This was followed by a thought provoking presentation by Dr Alex Jadad, Centre for Global Health Innovation, Toronto General Hospital on eHealth Innovation: are we ready to follow our patients ?
Dr Sheena MacDonald, Senior Medical Advisor, Primary Care and Community Care Directorate, Scottish Government then took the conference through some examples of the Information Challenges facing Primary Care. Dr MacDonald’s final slide left the audience with some questions. Any one wishing to respond to these questions is invited to do so by submitting them via the SCIMP website Contact page.
Dr Simon de Lusignan, GP and Head of General Practice and Primary Care at St George’s, University of London discussed with the audience the best ways of Using Computers in Clinical Consulting.
The main part of the first day of the conference ended at 16.15 with two optional meetings; Docman Users’ Group Forum and Information Governance in Primary Care meeting available for attendance for the benefit of interested delegates.
Delegates met again at 19.00 for a drinks reception followed by the Conference dinner in the Melville Hall. The drinks reception was kindly sponsored by Perth & Kinross Council and the Lord and Lady Mayor of Perth & Kinross joined the party for the evening. Following dinner there was a very enjoyable ceilidh to the Andrew Gordon Ceilidh Band.
Wednesday 3rd November
Dr Bob Milne, Chair of SCIMP opened Day 2 of the conference and welcomed Cathy Kelly, eHealth Clinical Lead, Scottish Government Health Directorate who gave a presentation on the Clinical Portal Programme – where are we now ?
The final speaker of Day 2 was Ewan Davies, Director, Woodcote Consulting who discussed with the audience Quality Information for Quality Care.
Prizes donated by Tribal, INPS and the Crieff Hydro were presented to the lucky winners, following which Dr Bob Milne closed the conference by thanking everyone for attending and particularly the plenary and parallel speakers for giving up their time to prepare and present at the conference. He also thanked the exhibitors for their time and involvement and most especially the staff from the SHSC Events Management Company for their smooth and efficient organisation of the conference.
Over the two days of the conference, participants had the opportunity to attend their choices from the following parallel sessions :
- Collaboration to integration
- Addressing the perfect storm
- How to measure patient outcomes and experience [MISSING FILE]
- The Good Practice Guidelines for GP electronic patient records Version 4
- Patient Portal
- Electronic Palliative Care Summary
- The Chronic Medication Service – helping the medicine go down
- QOF Calculator – replacement for QMAS
- Information Governance – who cares?
- Managing the Medico Legal Risks in System Migration
- Pouring IT on – improved information flows and the impact on people with long-term conditions
- The eBusiness Environment – how the wider electronic world and general practice interact
- Clinical Portals
- Migrating Systems GMS Facilitators
- A head to head comparison of EMIS PCS and INPS Vision