Egress Group were proud sponsors of the ‘Health Systems Patient Flow Summit’, organised by Meet Health Events, held in London in May 2023. The prestigious event is dedicated to bringing NHS leaders and industry experts together to share ideas and discuss innovations which are helping solve many of the challenges facing the healthcare sector.

110 organisations were represented from across healthcare providers, suppliers and other stakeholders, which created a lively, informative and truly collaborative session. It was a fantastic opportunity for open and frank discussion, with inspiring stories shared, and different approaches explored, to help improve patient flow across the entire healthcare system.

Our Healthcare Practice Director, Andy Meiner, and Commercial Director, Laurence Ansell, chaired a roundtable session discussing how robust data and interoperability are key to enabling service transformation in healthcare.

Andy shared some thoughts from the day:

“The event was incredibly insightful with keynote speeches from Sir Jim Mackey and Ian Smith reflecting on the challenges facing the NHS as it copes with increased demand and the aftermath of the pandemic.

Our roundtable session allowed NHS colleagues to air their frustrations around the current state of poor data and unconnected systems which cause real issues, both for patients and staff. We discussed these in detail and offered ideas and practical advice on how they could be improved by integrating systems and addressing the core data issues at the heart of the problem.

It was a real exchange of ideas and information and Laurence made sure that I didn’t get too technical and kept the focus on process and benefits!”