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    BCS Health Informatics Scotland (HIS)

    Edinburgh, UK, 7 & 8 October 2015

    The BCS Health Informatics Scotland (HIS) took place on 7th & 8th of October 2015 in Edinburgh's Surgeons' Hall.

    The conference themes for 2015 were: mHealth & Inequalities, eHealth for an Ageing Population, Patient Portals and Personal Health Records.

    We had an excellent selection of speakers presenting on these themes, including:

    • Shona Robison, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing & Sport
    • John Matheson, Director Health Finance, eHealth and Analytics, The Scottish Government
    • Professor Mahmood Adil, Medical Director, Public Health & Intelligence, NHS National Services Scotland
    • Eddie Turnbull, Head of eHealth, The Scottish Government
    • Dr Margaret Whoriskey, Director, Joint Improvement Team
    • Moira McKenzie, Head of Telecare Development at Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare / NHS24
    • Jane Ankori, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland
    • Theresa Fyffe, Director of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland
    • Professor Frances Mair, University of Glasgow
    • Dr Trevor Lakey, Health Improvement and Inequalities Manager at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    • Professor Alison Strath, Scottish Government Principal Pharmaceutical Officer, Robert Gordon University
    • Professor Aziz Sheikh, Chair of the eHealth Strategy Group at the University of Edinburgh.

    Information about the current BCS Health Informatics Scotland conference is available on http://www.hiscotland.info and information on BCS Health Scotland is available on http://www.scotshi.bcs.org.uk/

    Conference Introduction