C1: Using virtual collaboration methods to ignite the collective brilliance of people in healthcare

Thursday 28 March
15:00 – 16:00

In this session, we present virtual collaboration platforms that enhance the ways that people collaborate and connect for healthcare improvement and enable anyone, whether senior leader, patient representative or frontline worker to take part in improvement work and discussions from any location. We organise virtual improvement initiatives, ranging in size from small groups to over a thousand active participants, which build shared purpose, accelerate outcomes, and save huge sums of money in meetings costs.

After this session, participants will be able to:

1. Appreciate the potential of virtual collaboration methods to enhance healthcare improvement initiatives, in terms of efficiency and effectiveness
2. Understand how to get started with virtual collaboration
3. Get a glimpse of the future improvement project where, as a result of virtual and augmented reality and revolutionary meeting technologies, in-person meetings won’t require meeting in person

Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer, NHS Horizons, England
Bev Matthews, Transforming Perceptions Lead, NHS Horizons, England