NHS England’s chief data and analytics officer Ming Tang is due to give the keynote address at HSJ’s new Health and Care Intelligence Congress on 6 December.

Ms Tang’s address at the London event will be one of the first she makes after the announcement of the successful bidder for the £480m contract to build the NHS’s federated data platform. NHSE’s CDAO has been closely involved in the tender process, the result of which is expected in the coming weeks.

The congress is dedicated to using data and analytics to improve the quality of decision-making in the NHS.

Five trust and integrated care board chief executives will share their experience of attempting to do this. They are: Sam Allen (North East and North Cumbria ICB); Shane Devlin (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire ICB); Daniel Elkeles (London Ambulance Service Trust); David Probert (University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust); and Joe Rafferty (Mersey Care FT).

Among the issues discussed will be using real-time insight to optimise patient flow and increase the discharge of medically fit patients, and speeding up elective recovery through intelligent waiting list prioritisation.

The full congress programme can be found here.

Attendance is free for qualifying delegates. Details of how to register interest can be found here.