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The South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA), in partnership with the ICT Knowledge Transfer Network, are organising an event on the 8th of February that looks at location-based technologies in health and care services.

The breadth of current location-based applications includes locating and monitoring of vulnerable individuals, lone-worker security tracking, locating valuable assets and personnel, and hand-washing compliance systems.

“We’re hosting this event to raise awareness of the potential for location-based technologies in health and care as well as exploring several of the opportunities and challenges,” says Dr David Parry, CEO of SEHTA. “We will be looking at technologies that have been developed specially for the purpose of health and social care, and will also be focusing on existing technologies from other sectors that may also be adapted for use in health and social care. We believe there is considerable potential for innovation in this field to fulfill unmet need in the health and care sectors.”

This free-to-attend event will explore location-based technologies from several perspectives, including showcasing existing and planned implementations of location-based services in health and care, discussing the potential for innovation, looking at examples of existing technologies from other industries that may transfer well to the health and care sectors, showcasing promising new technologies and services, and exploring the ethics and legal issues of tracking vulnerable people.

These topics of discussion will be covered by speakers including Richard Curry, e-Health Development Manager, SEHTA, Bernard Wignall, Director, St Bernard Location Services - a division of Halliday James Ltd, Ernie Graham, Owner of the Graham Care Group, Alison Walton, Director of DiaryCare, Dick Wallis, CEO of Position Systems, Pat Norris, Logica PLC, Maged N Kamel Boulos, Associate Professor of Health Informatics, University of Plymouth, Geoff Berry, Realtime Location Technologies Ltd, and Dr Robin Mackenzie, Director Medical Law and Ethics, Kent Law School.

Event details:

Wednesday 8th February 2012
9.45am - 3.30pm
Best Western Reading Moat House Hotel,
Mill Lane, Sindlesham, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 5DF

For further information about this event, please contact:

Haley Dwyer
Email: haley.dwyer@sehta.co.uk
Tel: 0845 130 8179

For further press information, please contact

Glen Goldsmith
Tel: 01483 811234 / 07812 766338
Email: glen@2thefore.co.uk

About SEHTA

SEHTA was founded in 2005 as a not-for-profit company dedicated to understanding the needs of its members and helping to meet those needs. Since then it has attracted a ‘membership’ of 1300 from 20 countries and has established a reputation as an impartial broker working at the heart of the Academic, Business and Care/Clinician community (ABC)

For further information about SEHTA, please contact Dr David Parry david.parry@sehta.co.uk or telephone 0845 1308179

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