Posted Thursday 17th March 2016

Jersey’s Health and Digital Sectors Join Forces in First-of-its-kind Workshop

Today Digital Jersey and Jersey’s Health and Social Services Department (HSSD) are holding a workshop focussed on digital health solutions, where the two sectors will identify health priorities for Jersey in 2016 and areas where the Island’s tech industry can best support the needs of its health sector.

Jersey’s Health and Digital Sectors Join Forces in First-of-its-kind Workshop

The aim of the event is to establish a few key digital health work streams to be delivered during 2016. The workshop will serve as a platform for conversation, decision-making to take ideas forward and funding considerations. The desired output is a small number of manageable, contained projects in the digital health sphere, playing to Jersey’s particular strengths as an ideal test-bed environment.

Digital Jersey NED Gailina Liew, who has previous experience in eHealth innovation, will be workshop facilitator. 30 representatives from Jersey’s digital health steering group, the Health and Social Services Department and Digital Jersey members will be in attendance. The event will be opened by Jersey’s Minister for Health & Social Services and Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Green and Assistant Chief Minister responsible for Digital and Innovation, Philip Ozouf. Tony Moretta, will also give a keynote address.

Tony Moretta, CEO of Digital Jersey, commented:

“The Digital Jersey 2016 Business Plan identified eHealth as one of our key priorities.  Last year saw some significant advances in digital health technology in Jersey, with the launch of several digital health products from Jersey-based companies, and so we know we have green shoots of activity which we can nurture. Our Island’s size and connectivity means workshops such as this one are an ideal opportunity to get all the right people in one room to work collaboratively for the good of Jersey.”