DHACA Day VI took place on September 23rd at Lancaster University’s InfoLab21.
It was held alongside a North West Coast AHSN event when they are inviting their NHS “scouts” in for a quarterly event (these are senior managers, one per NHS organisation, with a particular focus on innovation).
The morning focus was on some of the very exciting work being done at the University of Lancaster, that DHACA members were be invited to participate in, plus a really interesting view from SEQOL, Mutual of the Year, among the organisation’s many awards. The afternoon was spent reviewing DHACA achievements over the past year, on where next for the Medical Apps SIG following publication of their magnum opus, and establishing the IoT Security SIG, together with the launch of the DHACA app process document.
Here is a short video made by one of our member companies.
The agenda for the day was as follows – copies of presentations are embedded as appropriate:
10:00 – 10:30 – Registration and Refreshments
10:30 – 10:40 – Welcome and plan for the day
10:40 – 11:00 – Prof Peter Sawyer, Professor of Software Systems Engineering, University of Lancaster:sensing cognitive health through monitoring computer interaction and through ambient technology – this is a most exciting (and I guess to some a bit scary) new area of research where you can sense someone’s cognitive health from how they use smartphones and other devices! Here is Peter Sawyer’s DHACA Presentation
11:00 – 11:30 – Prof Jon Whittle; Head of the School of Computing and Communications, University of Lancaster: the uses for temporary digital tattoos, and how to make them – this will in part be an interactive session in which members’ suggestions and, if appropriate, future involvement will be sought. Here is Jon Whittle’s DHACA presentation
11.30 – 11.50 – Jeremy Moyse, Strategic Development Manager, SEQOL: a provider’s view of how technology will help deliver changes in the health & care world – SEQOL is a ‘spin-out’ social enterprise formed in 2011 from the NHS Transforming Community Service programme and now delivers a broad range of health & care services in Swindon; as Jeremy will explain, it has grown massively since then, and collected a cabinet full of awards. Here is Jeremy Moyse’s DHACA presentation
11:50 – 12:10 – Prof Awais Rashid, University of Lancaster: secure IoT use in digital health – Prof Rashid is a world expert on this topic which has become particularly important since the FDA recently withdrew approval from an infusion pump because it was too easy to hack. He will explain the critical importance of IoT security, how to assess it and how best to achieve secure solutions. Here is Awais Rashid’s DHACA presentation
12:00 – 13:30 – Lunch – cut short in the end as the innovators expected were either successfully pitching to funders, or ill.
13.30 – 13.50 – Review of recent DHACA responses to consultations, notably the NIB & the EU Code – Charles Lowe. Here is DHACA’s first year achievements presentation
13:50 – 15:00 – SIG Project Workshops on IoT Security and where next for the medical apps process. More on these shortly.
15:00 – 15:30 – Refreshments
15:30 – 16:00 – Project updates
16:00 – 16:30 – Launch of the mApps Guidelines; during this session we will be joined by Lisa Butland, who has sponsored the development of these guidelines, and their ‘scouts’. Here is Charles’s DHACA’s medical apps process presentation.
16:30 – 16:45 – Close