The panellists explored the value of a shared understanding of which pressures and caseloads exist in an area and consider how digital technologies might play a role here

Chief executive Joe Rafferty and strategic advisor for digital programmes Jim Hughes discussed how Mersey Care Foundation Trust has been part of a region-wide programme to develop shared understanding of covid and other pressures.

Joining them on the panel were Rebecca Malby, professor in health systems innovation at London South Bank University, and Markus Bolton, director of Graphnet Health – which supported the event.

In a discussion chaired by HSJ contributor Claire Read, they explored the value of a shared understanding of which pressures and caseloads exist in an area and consider how digital technologies might play a role here. Which parties need to be involved? Which information is most important to which groups? How can worries about information governance be overcome?

The event, which was entirely free to join, took place on Thursday, 10 December from 10.30am-11.15am. For access to the on demand link subsequently made available, click here.