In this session we will address the importance of include sustainability throughout all aspects of digital transformation and highlight the areas currently overlooked. Discuss how the successful implementation of digital innovations can align with operational requirements which is crucial for effectively addressing the health crisis induced by climate change.
Chair: Sara Nelson
programme director, DigitalHealth.London
Sara has worked in the NHS for over 30 years in both clinical and site management roles. As a senior nurse for digital at Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT), her work centred on “bridging the gap” to support the cultural change needed for digital transformation, and more recently she was Deputy Chief Nursing Information Officer at NHS England, with responsibility for strategy, education leadership and innovation. She is passionate about bringing the benefits of new technologies to patients and professionals from across health and care quickly and safely.
Dr Piyush Mahapatra
chief innovation officer, Open Medical and consultant trauma, orthopaedic surgeon, division digital and innovation lead for surgery, cancer, and anaesthetics, West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
He is an NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellow and serves as the Chief Innovation Officer at Open Medical.
In his role at Open Medical, Piyush has been instrumental in steering sustainable digital transformation across 150+ healthcare sites. As a leader in research and development, he oversees initiatives in sustainability, clinical trials, evaluations, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects. Beyond leadership, Piyush actively contributes to product development, ensuring Open Medical continues to address real-world challenges. His unique expertise in both medicine and technology allows him to seamlessly integrate these disciplines, driving the creation of innovative solutions.
deputy informatics officer, Barking Havering Redbridge Hospitals Trust
Maria is a midwife with over 8 years experience. She also holds a BSc in Computer Science and effectively merges both disciplines in her current role within the Office of Clinical Informatics.
Currently working as the Deputy Informatics Officer for the Women and Child Health Division, Maria leads the Electronic Patient Record (EPR) project, aiming to enhance the quality and safety of maternity care. In a previous role as Clinical Informatics Lead for Midwifery, Maria focused on innovative care improvements, including the ongoing audio-to-text documentation and the e-Check sustainability projects.
Maria’s dedication to sustainability has led to the development of the e-Checks project, which aims to digitise the Trust’s paper-based processes, enhancing efficiency and reducing waste. Maria aspires to continue integrating expertise in midwifery and clinical informatics to drive positive change in patient care and contribute to a greener and sustainable NHS.
head of sales and lead for sustainability, Patients Know Best
Mariatu Yunusa, Piyush Mahapatra, Tom Gausden