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by Oracle Cerner UK
Published on 31 January 2018

We have a collection of fantastic speakers lined up for #ECF18. Below you will find the details of the keynotes.

Keynote – Tuesday 6 February

Taking nursing strategy from the boardroom to the bedside

Aldara Hospital

Excellent nursing care is non-negotiable, and CNOs want the same things as their colleagues who work by the bedside or in the clinic. These are two key principles that Mary Seacole Award winner Kathy Sienko will assert in her keynote speech.

During the session, the CNO of Aldara Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will also be discussing patient and staff satisfaction, the role of the chief nursing officer, and the opportunities that 2018 will present to help nursing rebrand.

Kathy Sienko
In 2001 Kathy was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by HRH Prince Charles for her services to healthcare in the UK. She is currently a doctoral student at Middlesex University, is a member of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council and a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management.

Keynote/panel session - Wednesday 7 February

An intelligence strategy


Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


The challenges in health and care are generating new use cases and demands for the availability of near real-time data to make insights and drive impact. This session will share the learning from organisations embarked on a variety of use cases for data intelligence programmes.

Geisinger’s Greg Strevig will be sharing their successful applications, Royal Free’s Dr John Connolly will be discussing their linkup with Intermountain, and Professor Peter Knight will talk about how Oxford is improving care and outcomes. Cerner’s population health CMO, Dr Bharat Sutariya, will also present our own vision.

Greg Strevig
Greg Strevig, VP Enterprise Analytics, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA has more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare information technology, and business intelligence and analytic development. Over the past 18 years, Greg has served as the lead technical analyst for Geisinger Health System’s laboratory information system and currently directs the enterprise information management team. In this role, Greg led the deployment of the enterprise integrated leadership dashboard including various integrated operational analytic solutions.

Peter Knight
Before taking up the newly created role of chief information and digital officer and being appointed as a Senior Fellow of health informatics at Oxford University, Peter Knight was deputy director at the Department of Health for research contracting, information intelligence and stakeholder engagement, working for the chief medical officer Professor Dame Sally Davies. Peter will build on significant recent investment in the Trust's technology infrastructure to help transform healthcare, research and education in Oxfordshire.

Keynote/panel session - Wednesday 7 February

Getting started on the ACS journey


NHS England

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

Dorset CCG

Berkshire West CCGs


Countries across the world are focused on the Triple or Quadruple Aim of healthcare. Countries such as the UK and USA have focused programmes establishing accountable care systems for integrated care provision.

This session will explore the learning and opportunity from pioneers of accountable care. These will include Deloitte’s Sara Siegel discussing how they helped organisations lay the foundations, a number of UK accountable care pioneers, and NHS England’s Nicola Ayton providing an overview of the country’s strategy and support mechanisms for future integration and accountable care provision.

Nicola Ayton
Nicola Ayton is deputy director for the system transformation group at NHS. Her portfolio currently includes overarching ACS system design and incentives, testing and implementing system control totals, and developing new payment models. Nicola joined NHS England in 2015 as head of strategy and delivery for the new care models programme, working with the national and vanguard leads, she was responsible for the delivery of the national support package.

Paul Lynch
Paul Lynch is deputy director for strategy and system development for the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. The group works on behalf of all of the health and social care organisations in Greater Manchester. His role involves leading strategy and policy development within regional devolution, system leadership with wider public services and the voluntary sector, as well as leading transformation programmes such as on the establishment of Local Care Organisations (LCOs) in Greater Manchester.

Keynote - Thursday 8 February

Designing a system around patients and with patients

Harry Iles-Mann (patient speaker)


“The electronic medical record is about empowering through knowing.” Harry Iles-Mann will be speaking about his personal experience of interacting with numerous facets of the health care system over the past 19 years in an effort to manage his chronic health issues.

His keynote will discuss the realities of having to rely on and interact with the existing processes, systems and approaches as a matter of daily necessity, and will offer some key insights into what works and where challenges exist in the current patient journey. Cerner’s Paul Weaver will also discuss the efforts made on emotional design.

Harry Iles-Mann
Harry Iles-Mann is 22 years old, currently studying for a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Philosophy, and a Bachelor of Laws at Macquarie University in Sydney. At three years old, he was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis) and liver disease (primary sclerosing cholangitis), and in 2013, he was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety. Harry has had 19 years of interacting with most facets of the healthcare system concerned with managing the health of sufferers of severe chronic health issues.

The complete #ECF18 agenda is available here.