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

Kingsfund ‘Self-Care in a Digital Age’ Conference

DHACA were pleased to be invited to be present at the TSB – Kingsfund ‘Self-Care in a Digital Age’ conference on Tuesday 24th June 2014. We attracted a lot of interest and we hope many new members. If you want to be a part of or stay in the conversation then being a member of DHACA is a great way of doing so! Please Download the briefing which was released to the press and media following the event.

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

DHACA in standards work

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.

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

DHACA exceeds 100 members


Digital Health and Care AllianceDHACA (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 at NHS Inovation Expo

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.