NIB roadmaps published – DHACA members’ comments please!

The National Information Board has now produced the promised ‘roadmaps’, the first significant deliverables from the Personalising Health & Care to 2020 paper published last November. As a result of strong DHACA membership feedback that was sent to the NIB directly, and via Helen Rowntree following our last London DHACA Day, your Association is represented on three of these workstreams and has made a major input into each.  Very briefly, this input has covered: Workstream 1.2 – the importance of an evaluation framework, and support for GPs to recommend apps (DHACA presentation to the Workstream

A Fresh Approach at the Turning Point

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All, Tim Kelsey recently said that we will look back on 2015 as being the turning point, the moment at which the NHS started to take digital health seriously. For this to happen, we in DHACA believe that there needs to be a fresh approach to how the benefits and value of digital health services are assessed. The type of approach used in studies such as the WSD is, we think, simply not  appropriate to the general proposition that digital technologies can help transform and improve services and patient outcomes in myriad ways. The DHACA

Outline agenda for DHACA Day III

The headline theme for DHACA Day III will be: “delivering the Personalised Health & Care 2020 vision” Charles wrote a post about this when it was first published last month, and DHACA is taking up the challenge to deliver this vision through the cross-sector expertise of its members. The second theme for the day will be one of DHACA’s headline goals, “How to avoid duplication in Digital Health and Care” Both themes will be directly addressed by DHACA’s Special Interest Groups, both in the

Save the day – 7 Oct

Hello everyone. Just a short note to ask you to keep the 7th October in your diaries for the next DHACA-Day. It will be held at Anfield football ground in Liverpool. Current plans are to invite the Liverpool Mi dallas project, and the North West Coastal AHSN to spend an hour or so each telling us about their achievements and aspirations, as well as a presentation on how suppliers can use service providers to trial new software & hardware, and elicit customer requirements, plus a stadium tour for anyone who would like to go on it. We will also have

Newsletter July (2)

Hello everyone. In this newsletter we cover the first DHACA-Day last Friday, including the output, in terms of Special Interest Group (SIG) engagement, the DH’s latest consultation, on information, and additions to resources on the website. DHACA-Day Informal feedback from attendees was of a hugely successful event at the DTG offices in Vauxhall last Friday. There were of course the inevitable no-shows for a free event, however they were thankfully few. Every presentation was well received; these are now available under the Resources tab in the members’ section of the website. Informal feedback at the time was that the event

DHACA exceeds 220 members

Scalability

Digital Health and Care AllianceDHACA (Digital Health and Care Alliance) has recently exceeded 220 members. 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 proposing a number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in the following areas

  • mHealth

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