i-focus and the dallas communities

i-focus has been busy since June working closely with the Living it Up (Scotland), Feel Good Factory (Liverpool) and Year Zero teams to develop terms of engagement, priorities, processes and approaches across the dallas programme. It is very exciting to see the opportunities for real impact starting to emerge from these discussions…

Living it Up

We have agreed to start from the LiU theme of “connecting people and their circles of care using familiar technology” around the technical metaphor of the “shopping mall”.

The Feel Good Factory

i-focus and the Feelgood Factory have terms of reference in place, and have agreed

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Where to start?

The scope of dallas is potentially huge. If we are to be effective we have to select, define and prioritise very carefully. i-focus is working with the other dallas Communities to develop process for prioritizing design and interoperability work. This process is being finalised, and the prioritisation mechanism is being rolled out now. – take a look and feel free to post or email your comments.

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Who are the services for?

Connected health and care propositions can involve complex networks of users, families, carers, professionals, public bodies and other stakeholders But who are the services for ? What is the value proposition for each  person ? We have just released our first view of the dallas Stakeholder Map from across the dallas Communities. This will be updated throughout dallas, and will form the basis of our work in building user scenarios and ultimately the technical requirements, architectures and Interoperability Profiles.

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focusing on Interoperability

i-focus was set up with the remit to develop Interoperability Profiles that will assist the dallas Communities in developing services and solutions in sustainable, open, interoperable ways. But it is all too easy in a vast area such as Interoperability to work on making progress in ways that ultimately add little value because of commercial barriers, road-blocks, or plain lack of real need! We have set ourselves the task of first determining which areas can most benefit from introducing Interoperability.  And this means understanding the areas where the Communities actually plan to implement services in the dallas programme. First we

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dallas Dictionary

“What’s in a name..?” Many terms involved in the Assisted Living sector are used in subtly different ways by difference people. This can lead to confusion and misunderstanding. We want to agree on the key terms we are using across dallas and beyond. Check out the evolving dictionary and make your contribution. We think there will be 2-3 dozen key terms that we would like everyone to agree on. To do this via this site, please place a Comment on this article if you wish to propose a term that needs an agreed definition, or even the definition itself, we

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Personal Health Records

The Personal Health Record is recognised as a key enabler of the shift of the locus of information flows from institutions to individuals. Phil Stradling of Microsoft takes up the story: dallas and Personal Health Records “A requirement that is already emerging from the DALLAS communities is the need for an open architecture and a platform that will facilitate the implementation of existing and new applications that are inherently secure, interoperable and scalable. An illustration of the value of an open architecture for scalability across communities is the imaginary scenario where Deirdre Drake, an elderly woman with COPD

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