About this section

The Digital Health Section provides an educational perspective on the role of digital technology in creating patient-centric health and care services. Its focus is to educate its members and other people who come to its events on the progress being made on the adoption of digital innovation into mainstream services. It also shines a light on recent advances in the area and their implications on clinical, regulatory and ethical frameworks and guidelines. It also tries to highlight digital innovation from the patient’s point of view, so that clinicians and innovators better understand the consequences of advances in this domain.

Join in the conversation online using #RSMDigiHealth

Webinar series: Releasing time to care, digitally

Following the success of the Digital Health Section's first webinar series, The power of patient generated data, we invite you to take part in, Releasing time to care, digitally. From Thursday 3 September 2020, the six-episode series will be broadcast on Thursday evenings at 6:00pm. See upcoming webinars and book your place below.


At a time where the health and care workforce is increasingly time-pressured, this series will feature a range of technologies that can release time for healthcare professionals by helping them to be more efficient and effective, reducing their administrative burden and giving them more time to focus on the provision of care to their patients.

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

Mr Loy Lobo
Dr Tim Ringrose
President Elect
Ms Katherine Barbour
Honorary Secretary
Ms Caroline Rivett
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming digital health events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Digital Health Section.

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Automating processes with AI

By automating processes with Artificial Intelligence (AI), health and care professionals can reduce administrative burden in order to free up staff so that they can focus on care and provision of serv...
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Use of digital to release time for clinicians

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 hel...
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Reflections on digital adoption

For the final episode of the series, Professor Sir Sam Everington, GP and social innovator, reflects on digital adoption in health and care settings. Join us to review the wide range of effective digi...
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Digital health podcast, videos and blog

Digital Health Podcast

Digital Health Section podcast

The Digital Health Section podcast spotlights all the latest discussions and themes in digital technology that is transforming healthcare told by leading digital health leaders. Presented by Dr Mala Mawkin.

Available to listen on Anchor FM and Spotify.

Listen to the podcast

Prizes & awards

Digital Health Section: Prize for Innovation  


First prize: £500 and a year’s free RSM membership

Submission deadline 

Monday 30 November 2020

Open to 

All RSM members and non-members, all grades including students

Application guidelines 

Submit a paper on a digital innovation project that applies a digital voice to improve healthcare or social care. The submission should not exceed 1500 words, but there is no minimum word count. The project should be currently underway or been completed in the past 12 months. Concept papers for projects that have not been started will not be accepted.

The top three submissions selected by the evaluation committee will be invited to present their paper at a Digital Health meeting, where the winner will be selected.

Apply here

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