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Business Presentations



The technical program of eHealth 2008 will commence with an extensive Business Presentation Track including a series of individual presentations and panel discussions delivered by invited speakers from the corporate, governmental and regulatory sectors.

Speakers at the Business Presentation Track will cover a wide array of related topics including sector and trend analyses, business forecasts, presentations of specific products and their applications, evacuations of industry standards and proposals on solving the current business and regulatory challenges of the electronic healthcare industry.

The Business Presentation Track is planned to serve as a platform for interaction between the speakers and the audience of the event and is geared towards a discussion on practical applicability of specific products and business ideas. Research oriented theories and proposals with a more academic/scientific approach will be presented during the Position Paper Track organized on the second day of the conference.

Giles Tomsett
Dr Mike Short
Garry A Payne
David Doherty
Kevin J. Dean
Nicholas Robinson
Tim Craig
Justin Whatling
Sverre Flatby
Michael Palmer
Adrian Flowerday
Harald Korb
Iain Buchan


Giles Tomsett
Giles Tomsett
Vice President, Healthways International

Biography

As part of the Healthways International team, Mr. Tomsett has leadership of Healthways’ business Europe.

Prior to joining Healthways, Mr. Tomsett gained considerable business leadership experience from working across a broad range of industries and healthcare organizations. He held senior leadership positions within London Electricity, Guardian Insurance, PPP Healthcare and AXA Assistance.

Mr. Tomsett has worked within call centre and healthcare focused business for the last 16 years. In 1993 he managed London Electricity’s first dedicated London wide emergency service operation. In 1995 he established one of the first nurse led support services within the private insurance sector and in 1998 he was a member of the management team who established the UK’s first health and medical communications centre, Access 24 Ltd (now part of AXA Assistance UK).

Immediately prior to joining Healthways he was Chief Operating Officer of Serum Limited, an innovative and specialist company dedicated to the support of NHS patients with Long Term Conditions across a range of Primary Care Trusts within England.

Mr. Tomsett has a BA Honours degree in History from the University of East Anglia, UK.

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Georges De Moor
Dr Mike Short
O2, Vice President – Research and Development

Biography

Mike’s career spans 34 years in Electronics and Telecommunications, with the last 21 years in Mobile Communications. He was appointed Contracts Director of Cellnet in 1989 dealing with major infra-structure investments and commercial agreements. In 1993 the focus moved to launching Cellnet’s GSM service and establishing Roaming Agreements.

He was elected Chairman of the global GSM Association for 1995/96 and served on their Executive Board for 5 years. He has also served as a member of the UK Home Office Internet Task Force , UK OSAB (Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board) and DCSF Home access to Broadband committees.. He is the current Chairman of the UK TI ICT Sector advisory board.

Mike has chaired the Mobile Data Association since 1998, leading the Association acting mainly as spokesperson on Public Policy.

He was appointed VP Technology for O2 Group in 2000,
Mike’s focus today is on Third Generation mobile , Mobile TV, Mobile data applications and steering Telefonica O2 Europe’s Group Research and Development in mobile.

In the last 5 years Mike has also been appointed Visiting Professor at Surrey University, De Montfort and Lancaster Universities, and to the Boards of Coventry University Board and Ravensbourne College . He was awarded an honorary Doctorate in 2008 for services to the Mobile Communications industry He is a Fellow of IET/BCS/CIPS/RGS and a Member of the Royal Television Society

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Garry A Payne
BSc, Imetrikus International Programme Manager

Biography

I have spent over 20 years working in healthcare IT. I ran my own company for over 10 years, pioneering general practice systems in Primary Care. More recently, I have worked within the Connecting for Health National Programme, implementing systems across child health and community settings. My passion is delivering systems which realise benefits for patients and clinicians and Telehealth is my current focus, working as a programme director with iMetrikus. iMetrikus has a proven track record of delivery in the US and I am tasked with bringing solutions to emerging UK and international markets.

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David Doherty
David Doherty
Business Development Director, 3G Doctor
Connected Care: Adding Value to the Electronic Health Record

Biography

Following studies in Medicine at University College Hospital in London, David began to research and design a remote care solution that would provide patients with a means of private and economical access to the attentions of a registered Doctor. The rapid adoption of 3G Video Phones in the UK and Ireland has created this new point of care for more than 8 million patients.

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Kevin J. Dean
Kevin J. Dean
Managing Director, Connected Health Internet Business Solutions Group

Biography

As the Managing Director of the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) Connected Health Practice, Kevin Dean and his team work with healthcare and public sector leaders to help them use technology to accelerate transformation of the healthcare industry.

Kevin has experience in numerous aspects of health IT strategy and execution, especially in large scale programs at the leading edge of health knowledge and information use. Kevin has experience in developing country-wide IT strategy in healthcare, for some of the world’s largest and most innovative healthcare and provider organizations. Today he is an advisory member of many Programme Boards including for example in the UK for NHS Direct, the NHS Institute for Innovation & Improvement & the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). Kevin also has extensive experience outside the UK, working with his team supporting projects all over the European Union and with the European Commission & World Health Organisation (WHO).

Kevin has a BSc (Hons) in Engineering Science & Management from Durham University in England. Kevin has been involved in the healthcare & pharmaceutical industry since the early 1990s, working in procurement, supply chain management and large systems implementations.

Kevin edited and introduced a collection of essays from leading health IT thinkers (Thought Leaders: "Connected Health" published December 2003), setting out ideas, lessons and opportunities for networked healthcare based on real experience. Among many other papers, Kevin also edited and contributed to the White Paper on the use of Grid Technology in healthcare, jointly published with the Healthgrid Association, in 2004.

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Dr. Nicholas Robinson
Dr. Nicholas Robinson MRCGP
NHS Direct Associate Medical Director,Long Term Conditions and Telehealth

Biography

Dr. Robinson has worked in the NHS IT field for 25 years. He is currently managing Clinical Support for NHS Direct’s Telehealth program and is a GP in his spare time.

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Tim Craig
Tim Craig
Director of Business Development, iTelecare

Biography

Tim has managed many large scale applications products development over many years. He founded the application product business for Honeywell in the UK, resulting in a successful product portfolio of 25 products across all business sectors. He set up and ran the financial planning products business for ICL and built a profitable team of 50 staff. He founded and managed his own PC Systems House for ten years, building it to an £8M turnover company. He has focused on security and identity management solutions sales and marketing for the past 15 years, and founded iTelecare in 2007 with two colleagues.

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Justin Whatling
Justin Whatling
Director of Strategy & Planning, Global Healthcare BT Health

Biography

Justin started at BT in August 2006 and leads BT’s health strategy globally. He trained in medicine in London and also has a degree in molecular biology. He has worked at a number of teaching centers and was previously a hospital physician in the field of neurology

Since Justin has acquired eight years experience of health-IT in the business sector. After his work in the NHS Justin established and managed a health outcomes business and operated this as a BUPA Group Company. As Clinical Director at Outcome Technologies he designed, built and managed Health-IT solutions for health technology economic studies, clinical governance, and patient support programs.

Subsequently Justin worked on the UK NHS National Programme for IT (NPfIT) at Accenture as Clinical Business Architect and then in BT as a Clinical Informatician focusing on health record architectures and standards.

Justin now leads BT’s health strategy globally and is responsible for strategic partnership management.

Justin is a Visiting Professor at University College London, UCL, in the Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education, CHIME. He has advised on the Brussels Round Table eHealth industry group on behalf of BT.

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Sverre Flatby
Sverre Flatby

Biography

Sverre Flatby is the CEO and founder of Forefront Innovation. Sverre has within his work in the field of eHealth established several IT and consulting companies, also including the development and having the position as CEO of the GP vendor ProfDoc. Working close within hospitals and with a commercial background Sverre has taken several concepts from an idea to commercial products and services. Forefront Innovation is a company focused to build innovative companies in the eHealth domain.

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Michael Palmer
Michael Palmer
Project Officer, ICT for Health Unit - European Commission

Biography

Michael Palmer is a project officer in the 'ICT for Health' Unit of the European Commission's Information Society & Media Directorate-General in Brussels. He is responsible for innovation policy within the unit, for eHealth market issues and for coordinating activities of EU member state eHealth representatives. Michael led the Commission-wide eHealth Task Force which contributed to the Commission's recently adopted 'Lead Market Initiative', which included a report on 'Accelerating the development of the eHealth market in Europe'. He also has experience in ICT, marketing, PR and brand consultancy in London and Brussels and has been an MEP assistant in the European Parliament.

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Adrian Flowerday
Adrian Flowerday
Director, Docobo Ltd

Biography

Adrian Flowerday is Managing Director of Docobo Ltd, and a Chartered Engineer with over 20 years of experience developing technology based solutions for areas including radar, sonar, imaging and medical. Docobo was formed in 2001 to develop and market doc@HOME®, a telehealth platform enabling healthcare staff to manage patients with long term conditions in their own homes. Adrian has directed the development of the system as a qualified medical device, and developed the business offering to enable such a new concept to be successfully rolled out into mainstream practice within the NHS and other international healthcare systems. Docobo are contracted to the NHS PASA Telecare Framework Agreement

Adrian is also Chairman of the Intellect Telehealth Group

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Harald Korb
Harald Korb
Prof. Dr. med., CMO Vitaphone

Biography

In general: 30 yrs of experience in cardiovascular disease; leading profession: heart surgeon in telemedicine / telemonitoring:

  • 2001 – 8/2007 chief medical officer of the telemedical service centers of PHILIPS, then PHTS in Düsseldorf; first mover in the German market in the field of telemonitoring; conduction of several studies in the field with respect to health oeconomics, medical efficiency and acceptance of the systems by pts and physicians
  • from 09/2007: chief medical officer of the VITAPHONE group, one of the leading telemedicine companies worldwide; international activities, i.e. US, China, Emirates, The Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland and Austria
  • experience with more than 30000 pts monitored by telemedicine services in the cardiovascular and diabetic field; broad experience in telemedical devices for diagnostic reasons
  • implementation of telemedicine as an information- and service platform in integrated care models with full reimbursement of service by insurance companies; contracts closed with BARMER Ersatzkasse, the biggest insurance company in Germany; contract with AOK Baden-Württemberg and university of Heidelberg; contracts with a number of minor insurance companies
  • conception of a DIABETES integrated care program on the basis of telemedicine; nationwide contract with TAUNUS BKK, representing the biggest Betriebskrankenkasse in Germany with full reimbursement of the service
  • member of different boards and scientific communities in the telemedical field, i.e. vice president of the "German society for health telematics"; chairman of the scientific board of "TeleHealth", Deutsche Messe AG, Hannover
  • several awards for telemedical projects and studies

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Harald Korb
Iain Buchan

Biography

Iain Buchan is Professor of Public Health Informatics and Director of the Northwest Institute for Bio-Health Informatics, at the University of Manchester, and an honorary Consultant in Public Health in the English National Health Service (NHS). He has backgrounds in clinical medicine, public health and computational statistics, and runs a multi-disciplinary team bridging health sciences, computer science, social science, management science and mathematics. His work centres on the research and development of informatics methods for understanding and improving the public’s health, partly focusing on applications in obesity and metabolic health. He works closely with the English NHS to develop population-based e-infrastructure to enable both: large-scale, realistically-complex epidemiology; and future e-health interventions.

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