DigiFest22 has completed a successful programme which combined virtual and in-person sessions taking place from mid-October to mid-December 2022. The satellite sessions were coordinated by the Steering Group members and other stakeholders in the Scottish digital health, housing, and care ecosystem.
The DigiFest22 conference, which was our first in-person event (with hybrid elements) since 2019, took place on the 30th of November 2022 in Glasgow. For the past 2-years DigiFest has been entirely virtual and it was great to be back with colleagues once again. Over 300 people attended and we had new faces and organisations as well as familiar faces in the exhibition space.
A fantastic range of poster abstracts were submitted for DigiFest22, showcasing work from research and service development in digital health and care. The competition for the best abstracts was very tight this year and the poster exhibition was sponsored by the BCS Health and Care Scotland. The people who submitted poster abstracts were also asked to create an ePoster, which contains more information about their work, the ePosters are a great resource and are viewable for 12-months here.
There was a great buzz being back at a DigiFest event, to see so many old friends and meet new colleagues in-person and to have the option to view parts of the programme online. Even though we have been doing a virtual DigiFest for 2 years, we certainly learned a lot about doing a hybrid event.
What sets DigiFest apart is the collaborative nature of the programme and the delegates who join this year's the events. The Steering Group are grateful to our many contributors for participating. Sharing good practice & knowledge exchange are a key part of improvement activities and DigiFest can only happen when those who contribute bring their enthusiasm and a willingness to share their learning to the event.
The knowledge exchange opportunities extended across the 20+ satellite sessions which took place this year. Sessions were coordinated by our colleagues from:
The Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Care and Digital Directorate
The National Information Governance Programme team
The Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre
The Health and Social Care Alliance
The Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland
BCS Health & Care (Scotland)
NHS Education for Scotland
Highland Hospice ECHO Hub
NHS Research Scotland Diabetes Network - Transforming diabetes care in Scotland - policy, research, and innovation Conference
International Foundation for Integrated Care IFIC Scotland
The Digital Office for Scottish Local Government
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
The National Delivery Platform team
The sessions recordings are being added to the website to view on demand, the topics reflect current priorities relating digital health, housing, and care from: policy, service delivery, industry, and research perspectives.
Across the programme of events this year, we have had the opportunity to hear from speakers across Scotland, England, Wales, the USA, Canada, Spain, Norway and Australia.
The range of topics and the participation are seeing demonstrate once again the value of a cross-sectoral and collaborative approach.
Thank you to everyone who has been involved in DigiFest22
We are looking forward to DigiFest22