HEALTH & ASSISTED LIVING Smart Classes will show key buyer side stakeholders how deploying the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices can help people to make healthier choices, improve the health of the most vulnerable, provide consistently excellent care for people when they need it and enable health enterprise to prosper and flourish to the benefit of all citizens.

Qualifying delegates include commissioning, procurement, trialling, partnering and policy leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from UK public health services (NHS England, NHS Scotland, NHS Wales, NHS Trusts, NHS special health authorities etc), insurance and private healthcare providers, local/combined authorities with healthcare and homecare provider partners, care agencies/organisations and community services, housing associations, charitable trusts, clinical commissioning groups and pharmaceuticals companies, private monitoring centres, university hospitals and academic health science networks, DH and supporting agencies/public bodies.

Core themes can include:

• Telecare innovation – Remote care devices that allow the elderly and those with disabilities and mental health problems to remain at home while receiving professional care. E.g. electronic assistive technology devices that collect, store and transmit information to a remote source, usually requiring a particular type of response; Telehealth devices relaying diagnostic information to clinical staff to support the treatment of long-term conditions etc.

• Solutions addressing ethnic diversity – Technology that empowers people from diverse cultures and backgrounds to monitor their health and communicate with their doctors.

• Accessibility apps – Health solutions that need to be designed in a way that is tailored to those with special needs e.g. those with hearing problems, slower perception, dementia, or visual impairment. These solutions might facilitate such accessibility technologies as augmented reality and 3D-soundscapes, for example.

• Improving Citizens health and fitness – e.g. Devices & wearable technology that monitors one’s health and provide tips on healthy eating, sleep and exercise (schools are a priority); Digital tools that help people manage their mental health; Preventative apps etc.

• Additional/supplementary topic areas – e.g. Connecting care in communities; Grouped living; Access control and warden call; Accessing care technology; Smart employee health improvement programmes; Gamification in digital healthcare; Internet of medical things; Smart infrastructure; ChatBots & AI supported doctor-patient relationships; Unified monitoring; Exchange & sharing of patient data; Electronic patient flow & intelligent referral management; Cyber security in healthcare; Data integrity & device authentication; Real-time medical device data analytics; Self-service analytics; Collaborative analytics; Bioinformatics; Intelligent automation in care pathways; Healthcare lighting; Medical imaging; Digital pill; Smart stress & anxiety management; Digital tools for diabetes self-management; Future role of AI in patient monitoring; Interoperability & integration; Clinical information systems & workflow; Smart rooms; Smart neighbourhood support; Smart toilets; Smart on-call communications; Cloud based information solutions for the commissioner/provider relationship; Smart medication management; Critical connectivity for telehealthcare; Interconnection in health; Hospital inventory management; Mobile ERP & CDS for social & healthcare; Strategic healthcare; Digital dispensing; Connecting pharmacists to pharmacies; Smart inhalers; Digital home care for coronavirus patients etc.

Delegates will hear from industry movers, shapers and disruptors during initial rapid-fire thought leadership presentations, before moving on to in-depth consultations with experts and peers during the roundtable discussions. In addition, up to 3 keynote presentations will give real world insight into collaborative initiatives, digital journeys and adoptions of emerging, transformative technologies. These half day in-person events are free to attend for bona fide delegates satisfying our registration criteria.


  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am Introduction and Opening Keynote
  • 9:30 am - 10:40 am Expert Presentations
  • 10:40 am - 11:00 am Keynote Speaker 2
  • 11:00 am - 12:40 pm Roundtable Discussions and Consultations
  • 12:40 pm - 1:00 pm Keynote Speaker 3
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Close and Lunch Networking

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