DHACA Exceeds 400 members

DHACA Continues to grow, with new members signing up weekly, and at last count, we have over 400 members. The Special Interest Groups are also gaining members: Benefits & Value: 29 members Economics and Business Modelling: 36 members Healthcare Education: 22 members Information Governance: 20 members Medical Apps: 27 members Reference Architecture: 18 members Self-Care: 40 members To join DHACA, you can sign up on this website here. Following that, you can join Special Interest Groups, by Customising your Membership You will then receive information about forthcoming events and activities.

A Fresh Approach at the Turning Point

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All, Tim Kelsey recently said that we will look back on 2015 as being the turning point, the moment at which the NHS started to take digital health seriously. For this to happen, we in DHACA believe that there needs to be a fresh approach to how the benefits and value of digital health services are assessed. The type of approach used in studies such as the WSD is, we think, simply not  appropriate to the general proposition that digital technologies can help transform and improve services and patient outcomes in myriad ways. The DHACA

Outline agenda for DHACA Day III

The headline theme for DHACA Day III will be: “delivering the Personalised Health & Care 2020 vision” Charles wrote a post about this when it was first published last month, and DHACA is taking up the challenge to deliver this vision through the cross-sector expertise of its members. The second theme for the day will be one of DHACA’s headline goals, “How to avoid duplication in Digital Health and Care” Both themes will be directly addressed by DHACA’s Special Interest Groups, both in the

Save the day – 7 Oct

Hello everyone. Just a short note to ask you to keep the 7th October in your diaries for the next DHACA-Day. It will be held at Anfield football ground in Liverpool. Current plans are to invite the Liverpool Mi dallas project, and the North West Coastal AHSN to spend an hour or so each telling us about their achievements and aspirations, as well as a presentation on how suppliers can use service providers to trial new software & hardware, and elicit customer requirements, plus a stadium tour for anyone who would like to go on it. We will also have

Newsletter July (2)

Hello everyone. In this newsletter we cover the first DHACA-Day last Friday, including the output, in terms of Special Interest Group (SIG) engagement, the DH’s latest consultation, on information, and additions to resources on the website. DHACA-Day Informal feedback from attendees was of a hugely successful event at the DTG offices in Vauxhall last Friday. There were of course the inevitable no-shows for a free event, however they were thankfully few. Every presentation was well received; these are now available under the Resources tab in the members’ section of the website. Informal feedback at the time was that the event

EU Green Paper on mHealth

This week the European Commission published its green paper on mHealth previously announced in the eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020, kicking off a broad stakeholder consultation on existing barriers and issues related to mHealth deployment and helping to identify the right way forward to unlock mHealth potential. To accompany it, a very short video by Neelie Kroes is available. An accompanying short (10 page) paper by the EC on the current legal position for people using health & wellbeing apps is also well worth a read. Finally, to complete the set, the EC has produced an mHealth infographic as well. Responses

DHACA exceeds 220 members

Scalability

Digital Health and Care AllianceDHACA (Digital Health and Care Alliance) has recently exceeded 220 members. Meanwhile, the DHACA core team within i-focus are busy preparing the first events and working out the governance details. The intention is that once this initial phase is over, members themselves will have the most important say in how DHACA is run, and what are its priority activities.  To get things started, we are proposing a number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in the following areas

  • mHealth