DHACA has been invited by the British Standards Institute to represent the interests of users of healthcare technologies in standards-setting discussions. Clearly there is no desire to replicate the excellent work already under way by, for example, Continua and Brunel University, so we will be seeking members’ views on priorities before we decide on the extent and the focus of appropriate activities. In the meantime, we will be seeking BSI advice on standards under discussion and flagging them up on this site.
DHACA (Digital Health and Care Alliance) has recently exceeded 100 members, and new members are joining at a rate of 1-2 per day. 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 working on mHealth Apps as
DHACA will be at the NHS Innovation Expo on the 4 March at Manchester Central Convention centre. You can meet us on the SBRI Healthcare stand (stand A18). We will be very happy to talk to aspiring members and signed-up members about our plans for the organisation, and seek your views of areas you would most like us to focus on. For more details on the Expo go to NHS Innovation Expo. To meet up with an ADI representative please email us.
Organisations in health and social care are battling with challenging financial targets and increasing demand. They need tools to enable transformation,business models which demonstrate the cost effectiveness of new systems, new ways to procure and contract services, help navigating information governance regulations and systems that improve outcomes, care and value for money. The resources and collaborations to meet these needs are at the heart of DHACA. Forward-thinking health and care organisations understand the potential value of engaging with their service users through digital channels. Many are starting to make significant commitments to building and procuring systems that enable them to transform their services to