Faculty of Clinical Informatics Webinars

The Faculty is hosting a series of webinars on topics of interest to our members, and to share approaches and experiences to help respond to the COVID-19 emergency.

Webinars can be attended live by members of the FCI. If you would like to register for one or more of the below webinars, please email info@fci.org.uk

All webinars will be put onto the Faculty YouTube Channel, so if you are not able to attend you can catch them there.  As webinars are held, links will be added to this webpage.  

We are keen to address topics of importance to members.  If you would like to suggest a topic for a webinar, please email info@fci.org.uk.

Upcoming Webinars:

23rd April, 12 - 1pm - Learning and development in clinical informatics

  •  For a clinical informatician it can sometimes feel like you’re navigating a maze towards an unknown goal, with no one to guide you. This webinar will explore some of the options available to support the learning and development of a clinical informatician; difficulties overcome and lessons learned. Hear from our panel of speakers (Justine Rhodes, Gurkaran Samra & Ramandeep Kaur) with broad experiences of progressing as clinical informaticians, chaired by Dr Tejal Shah.
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29th April, 1 - 2.30pm - FCI Clinical Safety webinar: Oops I placed an order on the wrong patient - a review of significant clinical safety issues (Dr. Jason Adelman, Executive Director at the Center for Patient Safety Research, New-York-Presbyterian Hospital)

  • The next webinar of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics Clinical Safety Special Interest Group (CSSIG) will feature a talk from Dr. Jason Adelman on automated measures to identify medication, patient identity and other errors. This will be followed by a general discussion for the Special Interest Group.

6th May, 12.30 - 1.30pm - Robotic Process Automation - Reclaim your day through Automation! (Dr Mark Bailey, Speciality Doctor in Respiratory Medicine)

  • In this online talk, Dr Bailey discusses RPA, what it does, how it works, how you can code it yourself and hence how to speed up your own daily clinical tasks. He goes on to talk about his own work in RPA and how he will be making this work open source.


14th May, 12.30 - 1.30pm - How to get published with BMJ Health and Care Informatics (Professor Jack Li, Editor in Chief, BMJ Health and Care Informatics Journal)

  • Do you have a piece of research you would like to publish? The BMJ Health and Care Informatics Journal is the Faculty’s affiliated journal. We are very fortunate in having Prof Jack Li, Editor in Chief to provide advice and top tips on getting into print, such as how to structure a paper and dealing with difficult feedback from reviewers. There will be time for Q & A. 

19th May, 6.00 - 7.30pm - Associate Network, jointly chaired by Lou Wilson and Tejal Shah.

  • Join us from 600pm to 730pm on Wednesday 19th May for an opportunity to meet other Associates and hear about the variety of informatics roles and projects that our community do. There will be time for Q & A. 

20th May, 12.30 - 1.30pm - Webinar on DataSHIELD (Paul Burton, Professor of Data Science for Health in the Population Health Sciences Institute at Newcastle University)

  • In the seminar, Paul Burton will explain how DataSHIELD works and outline the practicalities of its implementation which is based entirely on open-source freeware - R and OPAL - and outline the current status of the project. This update will touch on recent developments such as: the release of DataSHIELD v6; its extension to high volume ‘omics data; and some of our newer functions. In addition, he will touch on ongoing thinking applying to the use of DataSHIELD in health service and hospital settings.

27th May, 12.30 – 1.30pm - FCI & HDRUK Webinar - Establishing a PROMs Special Interest Group

  • The Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI) and Health Data Research UK (HDRUK) are establishing a Special Interest Group focussing on the interoperability, and possible visualisation, of PROMs (patient-reported outcome measures).


Webinars are approved for CPD (1 point) in accordance with the current FCI CPD guidelines. 


Please see recordings of previous webinars below:

The impact of COVID-19 on digital health in Australian primary care

On the 25th March, the FCI was very fortunate to have Professor Michael Kidd provide an update on the Australian response to the COVID19 pandemic, focusing on the use of data and the lessons learnt.

Professor Michael Kidd AM is Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Principal Medical Advisor with the Australian Government Department of Health, where he is leading Australia’s national primary care response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also has appointment as the foundation Professor of Primary Care Reform at The Australian National University.

Watch the video via YouTube:


The Chair and presenter of the webinar are responsible for the content and views expressed in the webinar.

How to become a clinical informatician

This webinar, hosted by the FCI Early Careers Group, focused on the different routes to becoming a clinical informatician. The panel was made up of current FCI members from a range of professional backgrounds, discussing how they got into clinical informatics, what their role is like, how this compared to their expectations going in, and tips for those looking to develop their career in clinical informatics.

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Code Health for Health Code

On 25th February, the Faculty of Clinical Informatics hosted a webinar on code health, presented by Dr Arran Schlosberg, Senior Software Engineer at Google Health.

In this talk Arran focused on some of the techniques taught at Google for making your software safer, more reliable, and easy for both humans and computers to understand. Why code is a liability, how and why we test it (no, it's not to prove that it works), the benefits of consistent style, and why reading code is always more important than writing it.

Bio:

Dr Arran Schlosberg is a senior software engineer on the Google Health team in London. In this role, he designs and implements software across healthcare, from AI integration to privacy protection, with his most notable contribution being to the Google COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports. Outside of medical software, he teaches programming style and the Go programming language to other Googlers.

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Putting the social back into sociotechnical: principles to support co-design of technology-supported health services

On 11th February 2021 the FCI held a webinar on co-design, presented by Dr Chrysanthi Papoutsi (Senior Researcher, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford). 

The webinar was Chaired by Maggie Lay, Clinical Informatics Lead & Clinical Safety Officer at NHS South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit, and FCI Council member.

Summary

Co-design has the potential to drive user-oriented change in health informatics and service improvement and bring into focus sociotechnical aspects of clinical work and patient self-care. Yet, in many digital health projects co-design remains technology-oriented and firmly focused on optimising technical features, rather than engaging with social aspects of change.

Drawing on extensive fieldwork in 3 UK case studies, this talk will distinguish between mechanistic and complexity-informed approaches to co-designing in digital health. I will argue that co-design of technology-supported services (rather than just patient-facing technical components) needs to embrace a more open approach, departing from a predefined problem specification and largely fixed solution. Patients should be involved not just as prospective technology users, but in terms of their wider engagement with the service and their practices of self-care. Co-designing with healthcare staff also means taking into account their professional norms and values about what counts as good care; this is often less straightforward than assumed. In the talk I will present a number of guiding principles supporting co-design and ongoing adaptations of technology-supported health services, to improve their potential for successful implementation, spread and scaled-up.

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GP Computing – the First Ten Years (with the BCS Primary Health Care Specialist Group)

To celebrate forty years since the foundation of the British Computer Society's Primary Health Care Specialist Group, and the publication of the Royal College of GPs seminal paper ‘Computers in Primary Care’, the BCS brought together a panel of experts who were closely involved in the early developments of medical computing. They spoke about the fun, the excitement, and the personalities of those heady days in general practice, as well as describing how and why we ended up with the primary care systems we have now.

The event was hosted by broadcaster and former GP Robert Treharne Jones, and included panellists Glyn Hayes, the President of the PHCSG; John Williams, FCI Council Member; Nick Booth, FCI Hon Treasurer; Ewan Davis, founder of AAH Meditel; Sheila Teasdale, the former director of PRIMIS; David Stables, co-founder of EMIS; nurse practitioner Cheryl Cowley; Ian Herbert, Consultant in Health Informatics and Mike Bainbridge, former Clinical Architect to Connecting for Health.

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The Great North Care Record – Lessons of NPfIT Learned AND Applied

On 28th January, the FCI hosted a webinar with Professor Joe McDonald (FCI Council member, Medical Director at Sleepstation, CCIO at CNTW NHS Trust) discussing his work as founding Director of the Great North Care Record. The webinar was Chaired by Dermot O'Riordan, Chief Clinical Information Officer at West Suffolk NHS FT, and FCI Council Member.

Summary:

Applying the hard earned lessons of the National Programme for IT, The Great North Care Record team developed a successful, clinically led regional integrated care record project which achieved 100% adoption by all local GPs and Trusts serving 3.6 million citizens on a shoestring budget which is now used 250, 000 times a month to deliver better safer care to patients. As proponents of the Zone of Uncomfortable Debate approach to health IT, no question is off limits in this webinar.

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An Introduction to Machine Learning and Healthcare AI

On 19th January 2021, the Faculty of Clinical Informatics held an introductory webinar on Machine Learning as a joint session between the FCI Artificial Intelligence and Early Careers Special Interest Groups. The session was presented by Dr Kieran Zucker and Chaired by Professor Jeremy Wyatt.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies have received growing attention over the past decade. The combination of improvements in computer power and refinement of methods have resulted in a number of high profile success stories. There is growing interest in how these approaches can be applied in healthcare delivery, with an ever increasing number of tools being developed over time. Despite plans for wide scale adoption, many working in healthcare know little about machine learning and artificial intelligence. This talk will provide a basic introduction to machine learning and artificial intelligence and give a high level overview of how it works. Using a number of real world examples, focus will be given to not only the potential of machine learning in healthcare, but also some of the many pitfalls that could lead to disastrous consequences.

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Download the slides in PDF 

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Why we must share knowledge more to allow digital transformation

To find solutions in digital transformation we need to be very clear about the problem we’re trying to solve. Solutioning has two components, a human, organisational component and a technology component. A solution requires an action plan, which involves both of these components in a balanced way. Although there are many excellent, deep conversations happening around data science for the technology component, we aren’t hearing the holistic conversations around solutioning for the human component, and that is holding people back. The digital mindset requires a hunger for collaboration and a transparency for sharing everything that we do.

Ben Bridgewater is CEO at the Health Innovation Manchester, an Academic Health Sciences Network. In this webinar, chaired by Sue Lacey Bryant, National Lead for NHS Library and Knowledge Services, Directorate of Innovation and Transformation at Health Education England, we’ll explore the enablers and barriers to sharing know-how and why it holds the key to achieving digital transformation in order to improve outcomes for patients. Ben will discuss the importance of embedding digital within innovation and transformation and the need to not just to focus on the technology itself, but also the customer experience, the people impacted by the innovation, the process and the cultural changes needed to embed and realise the benefits. Approaching digital innovation in this way means we can make progress much quicker, in a matter of weeks not months in some cases, and ensure that the transformational work is embedded fully and can provide measurable and lasting benefits both during the immediate pandemic and beyond.

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