4th WHC Podcast: Humanizing technology for smart healthcare delivery
20 September 2021
For the 4th episode of the WHC podcast series we have invited Richard Stubbs, CEO of Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, and Dr. Anne Snowdon, Chief Scientific Research Officer for HIMSS, to sit-down and discuss how healthcare systems and services have fundamentally changed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and how digitally enabled healthcare is now a mainstay of many hospital services around the world. Dr. Anne also highlights the importance of personalized care while using and leveraging digital tools to help the citizens.
To learn more about this topic, you may join Dr. Anne and Richard in the upcoming 44th World Hospital Congress on 8-11 November in Barcelona. They will be speaking in the session “ Humanizing technology for smart healthcare delivery: The COVID-19 impact”. The session will focus on dispelling many of the misbeliefs around technology-enabled healthcare, with many patients traditionally citing it negatively impacts the patient experience and delivers a non-personable transactional relationship with healthcare professionals and healthcare services. The session will also demonstrate how technology-enabled healthcare actually has huge potential to better humanize healthcare and deliver a more personable and dedicated patient experience.
About the Speakers:
Dr. Anne Snowdon
Dr. Anne Snowdon is the Chief Scientific Research Officer for HIMSS. Alongside her role at HIMSS, Anne is also a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor; Vice-Chair of the Board of the Directors for Alberta Innovates; she is also a member of the Health Futures Council of Arizona State University (ASU).
Richard Stubbs is the CEO of Yorkshire & Humber AHSN and Vice-Chair of the national AHSN Network. Richard has worked within the health service for over 20 years and is the international lead for the AHSN Network, working closely with the Department of International Trade and Healthcare UK supporting the export of UK health excellence. He is a member of the Healthcare UK Advisory Board and part of the Global Scientific Committee curating the International Hospital Federation’s World Hospital Congress.