Initially a Speech and Language Therapist, Liz has almost 20 years NHS experience. She has successfully led innovative change and service transformation in complex health economies. She has led regional, national and European change programmes and networks to deliver transformational shift and has experience of working collaboratively with Public Sector, Industry and Academia. Passionate about the opportunities that technology and particularly apps offer to improve health and care efficiencies and outcomes, Liz founded ORCHA, the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Application in 2015, determined to present a way to offer much needed guidance to app developers to help raise app quality, as well as helping the public and professionals to confidently find and apply apps that could genuinely improve public, patient and organisational outcomes.
Let’s face it, technology is playing an increasing role in all our lives. The public is using health apps to improve fitness levels, manage complex conditions and to motivate and sustain behaviour change. Clinicians are increasingly, ‘prescribing’ apps as an integral part of the service they offer. But, whilst Mobile apps offer the promise of connecting millions of patient to immediate care, they also present risks and security vulnerabilities. Come and listen to how the NHS is managing this landscape which can seem both chaotic and confusing.