This Digital Health Oxford event will discuss the use of Open Data Standards and Open Source Software in the NHS and the wider healthcare sector.

Open licences for standards and software have the potential to reduce costs (by removing licence fees), increase transparency (by opening up source code) and enable greater community involvement in improving how healthcare is delivered. Open standards and software have facilitated the current internet age, from servers using Linux to smartphones using Android, and this DHOx event will open up the debate about how the open approach to technology could be applied to healthcare. Once again, we'll be hosting the event in the fantastic Oxford Martin School, followed by a drinks reception in the Kings Arms pub, where we've reserved The Wadham Room. We're looking forward to seeing you there. Richie & Chris

Speakers: Mike Denis, Director of Information Strategy, Oxford AHSN Mike is Director of Information Strategy at the Oxford Academic Health Science Network / Centre. He has over 26 years experience working in NHS health informatics, with expertise in databases, data mining and information systems. Before moving to Oxford in 2014, Mike held a similar role at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. David Miller, Managing Director, Open Health Care UK David is Managing director of Open Health Care UK, which provides user-focused open source digital health services for healthcare and patients. He is also organiser of NHS Hack Day, which runs weekend events that bring together healthcare and technology professionals and other "geeks who love the NHS" to promote health, good practice and good science. Tim Benson, Co-founder at R-Outcomes, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at UCL Tim is an expert in digital health and patient reported outcomes. He is the author of a number of best-selling books on interoperability, including the updated third edition of "Principles of Health Interoperability: HL7 and SNOMED"​ http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319303680. He was the first convenor of the European working group on health interoperability standards (CEN TC/251 WG3). Tim is the developer of the short fast generic survey tools to track people's perception of their quality of life (howRu), health confidence (HCS), experience (howRwe), personal wellbeing (PWS) and need (howRthey). He also led the evaluation of the NHS IoT Testbed (Diabetes Digital Coach) as a consultant to NHS Vanguard (NE Hampshire and Farnham). Shane Tickell, CEO, IMS MAXIMS Shane has more than two decades of experience in the health and e-health sectors, and as CEO provides strategic leadership and vision for IMS MAXIMS, an electronic patient record which currently supports more than 180 organisations, 11 million patient records in the UK, and 1.9 million patient records in Ireland, approx 50% of the population, as well as 30,000 daily users of IMS MAXIMS products. The latest generation of MAXIMS is their first open source product.

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