About this event

  • Date and time Thu 1 Oct 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Digital Health

Dr Colin Fincham, Senior Director and Chief Medical Officer, EMEA, LATAM and Canada at Cerner, joins us to discuss how electronic health records can release time for clinicians. 

Digital tools can help to provide the right data at the right time to support integrated care, as well as support and enhance communications and workflow management between clinical teams.

Dr Fincham will review the use of digital tools to support clinical practice, exploring how digital tools can help to reduce clinician burnout and help to release time for clinicians.

A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credits will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording.

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This meeting is a part of the Digital Health Section webinar series, Releasing time to care, digitally, that will be broadcast weekly on Thursday evenings at 6:00pm. If you would like to find out more about the series, please visit the Digital Health Section homepage.

Key speakers

Dr Colin Fincham

Dr Colin Fincham

Senior Director and Chief Medical Officer, EMEA, LATAM and Canada, Cerner

Speaker's biography

Dr. Colin Fincham, MBBS LLB (Hons) Chief Medical Officer, Cerner EMEA, LATAM and Canada, is responsible for the on-going health care improvement and clinical transformation, sales support and other relevant strategic endeavours in and around the regions. In his role, he works with Cerner’s chief medical officer (CMO) and chief medical information officer (CMIO) communities to align strategic capabilities with the current and future needs of those communities. He also co-leads Cerner’s non-US response to COVID-19 including analytics, EHR requirements and telehealth amongst many other responses to the pandemic.


As a qualified doctor, with 13 years of experience in hospital medicine and primary/family care, a degree in Law and postgraduate qualifications in clinical informatics, machine learning, quality management and business administration, Dr Colin Fincham brings a valuable clinical element to any role he undertakes. This combination allows him to translate clinical and organisational requirements into technical specifications that IT specialists can implement; as well as having a deep understanding of the concerns, frustrations and challenges facing those working in the healthcare sector.


He has extensive experience in leading and managing large complex projects both in the IT, IG and wider fields in both the UK and the Middle East; currently acting as Clinical Programme Director for the largest IT Programme in the Middle East (Wareed), having programme managed Access Control for the UK’s National Programme for IT, and also having worked in many consultancy roles within the UK Healthcare sector. He has also managed large events and medical cover for in excess of 150,000 people in his previous role as Chief Medical Officer to World Superbikes and Brands Hatch motor racing circuits.


View the programme here

Welcome and introduction

Use of digital to release time for clinicians

Dr Colin Fincham, Senior Director and Chief Medical Officer, EMEA, LATAM and Canada

Questions and answers
Close of webinar



Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.