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

Hello everyone

Charles Lowe

Charles Lowe

DHACA Day – July 11th The principal reason for this newsletter is to ensure you are all aware of our first  DHACA Day (aka Members’ Day) on July 11th – we still have spaces available so do please come along and join us. You can book here, where you’ll also find details of the day. We have some really great inspirational speakers for you from across the health and care spectrum. More importantly though, this is the opportunity for you all to say

Newsletter June

Hello everyone. Members’ Day – July 11th Today you should be receiving an invitation to our first Members’ Day event on July 11th, attendance at which is free. It is your opportunity both to listen to some interesting presentations, and to tell us which particular areas you want to focus on working on. We have space on the day for 80 people out of a total membership of 140 so if you want to come, do book early. Kings Fund event – June 24th If you have signed up to attend either of the sessions for the Dallas Kings fund

Newsletter May

Membership Membership of DHACA continues to rise – we now have over 122 members, from approximately 100 different private, public and third sector organisations EU Green Paper on mHealth 14 people responded to my original mailing as having a sufficient interest in responding to the EU Green Paper on mHealth to want to meet to discuss it.  A meeting is now planned for the afternoon of 27th May,  at the Digital Television Group offices at 5th Floor, 89 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, London, SE1 7TP. Any recently-joined members interested in participating, do please email me.  I have produced a draft response