New technologies in health and care: the research and evaluation challenge

Author Helen Mthiyane
Posted 2019.02.13
15 May 2019
Alliance Manchester Business School

The rapid pace of new health technologies present opportunities and challenges for health services research. HSRUK's Spring seminar will bring together organisations working on innovations with researchers and policymakers interested in evaluation: with the aim to develop better partnerships and real improvements in patient care.

The rapid pace of developments in areas like big data and analytics, e-health and m-health, artificial intelligence and other new technologies presents both a huge opportunity and some important challenges for health services research and evaluation. How should these innovations be tested, piloted and evaluated? Are traditional models of research and evaluation fit for purpose? How are the benefits and risks of such innovations best assessed and by whom? What does all this mean for policy in areas like regulation, licensing, intellectual property and payment systems?

This one-day meeting is led by Health Services Research UK (HSRUK), in partnership with the NIHR health services research Clinical Research Network and the Innovation Agency, the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast.  It will bring together some of the leading organisations working on new technologies and innovations with researchers and policymakers interested in evaluation. The aim is to promote a dialogue which could lead to better partnerships between researchers, innovators and research funders, and as a consequence, real improvements in patient care.

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The day runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm, and includes lunch and networking. The venue is the Alliance Manchester Business School, Manchester M15 6PB. Tickets for this event are £70 each (£40 for HSRUK members) and places are limited to 150 people

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Confirmed speakers include:

Pete Bower, University of Manchester and NIHR Health Services Research Clinical Research Network

Ben Bridgewater, Health Innovation Manchester

Mark Duman, MD Healthcare Consultants Ltd 

Trish Greenhalgh, University of Oxford

Simon Harris, Nottingham University Hospitals/EMRAD

Jeremy Horwood, University of Bristol/NIHR CLAHRC West 

Melanie Knetsch, Economic and Social Research Council

Dr Niamh Lennox-Chhugani, Optimity Advisors

Sarah Knowles, University of Manchester

Jennifer Martin, NIHR MindTech MedTech Co-operative and The University of Nottingham

John Powell, University of Oxford

Julia Reynolds, the Innovation Agency

Adam Steventon, the Health Foundation

Karen Windle, NatCen

Nicholas Woolley, Frontier Economics Limited