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A developing market

During the period of dallas concepts for digital services have become more sophisticated.

Categories: Choice, Collaboration, Community, Connectedness, Economic Impacts, Health Impacts, iFocus / dhaca, Interoperability, Risk and governance, Self care, The future

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    A developing market

    During the period of dallas concepts for digital services have become more sophisticated.

    A Digital Catalyst

    Living it Up's future is as a national platform for Scotland

    A growing partnership

    The collaborators in Living it Up have built capacity for the future

    A power shift is needed

    Is professional fear of loss of control holding back digital health and care?

    Aims of the dallas programme

    Interoperability of technology and organisations was key from the start

    An evaluation challenge

    dallas was a complex ever-changing project not a single service

    Background to dallas

    Previous projects and trials suggested a large scale demonstrator programme was needed

    Before Dallas – the whole System Demonstrator

    This large scale trial provoked as many questions as it answered

    Benefits of DHACA

    Join the collaboration

    Benefits of interoperability

    More than a technology problem

    Beyond technical interoperability

    Aligning motivations and agenda is a crucial first step

    Challenges of interoperability

    Technical interoperability is hard but may be less of a barrier than cultural interoperability

    Commissioner readiness for self care

    Self care can enable commissioners to become more proactive

    dallas and the Whole System Demonstrator

    dallas took a systems approach to scale in contrast to clinical trials based on older technology

    Digital health is not a drug

    Evaluation models from the pharma industry don’t test behaviour or system change

    Digital Service Transformation

    Not about technology but about changing the way people work

    Digital should be BAU

    This is mainstream healthcare not IT

    Economic Growth

    Healthcare innovation is a contributor rather than a drain on the regional economy

    Evaluation findings – digital literacy

    Healthcare needs to take some responsibility for digital enablement

    Evaluation Fundings – no digital divide yet

    There was no socioeconomic divide in accessing dallas digital services

    Find the Champions

    A focus on redesigning specific services has more chance of success than creating a platform

    Finding the business model

    Interoperability is key to delivering a successful service

    Health is wealth

    House of Memories

    Liverpool museum and a local digital SME created this innovative dementia application

    iFocus Health Impact

    PainSense is a new digital service for sufferers of chronic pain

    Impacts of Living it Up

    LIU is delivering behaviour change rather than targeting hard clinical outcomes.

    Improving adoption

    Some things only political leadership can resolve

    Introducing DHACA

    A new organisation to build on the legacy of dallas

    Learning from Pharma

    DHACA promotes market access, procurement and business models for innovators

    Medical Apps approval process

    DHACA’s biggest achievement to date

    MI as a Living Lab

    New healthcare products and citizen insight can generate economic growth

    Mi Evaluation

    More Independent has commisioned a range of insight studies to prove the impact of dallas

    Mixed methods of evaluation

    Involving both qualitative and quantitative approaches

    New Business Opportunities

    Engaging with LIU provides new business opportunities for industry partners

    Overall findings on readiness for Digital Health

    Are organisations, individuals or policy makers ready for these technologies

    Partnering with Industry

    How a collaboration with SMEs and Global Industry partners worked well for LIU


    The unique partnership behind Living it Up.


    Living it Up will support prevention as a key part of Scotlands health strategy

    SMEs and the NHS

    Improving access for SMEs is the only way for the NHS to tap into specialist digital capabilities

    The Future of Mi

    Liverpool is investing in a platform for the future

    The iFocus community

    Addressing the technical and organisational challenge of interoperability

    The Prize for the UK

    Get assets working together and we can be as good at digital health as at digital across the economy.

    There is no Plan B

    Commmissioners have crucial role to play in transformation though digital

    Why DHACA is needed

    Progresss towards a new process for approving medical apps.