DHACA’s achievements

Introduction

DHACA (the Digital Health & Care Alliance) is a not-for-profit member-driven organisation set up by Innovate UK to help catalyse the market in digital health and care by addressing some key obstacles and points of market failure on a bottom-up, consensus-based approach. Key topics being addressed include:

  • Interoperability and consensus on basic architectures
  • Information governance, identity and consent
  • Evaluation of impact and benefits of new products and services ( for example, in testbeds)
  • Business models
  • Models for supported self-care
  • Certification and quality-assurance processes for mobile apps

These have been identified as the main barriers, both to SMEs

Digital Health and Care Alliance opens for business

The Digital Health and Care Alliance opens for business; free membership available (UK)

As the dallas programme passes its halfway point, one of its four projects, i-focus, has formed an organisation to continue the promotion of interoperability across the health & care sector beyond the end of dallas. The Alliance, with the acronym DHACA, will help NHS organisations, local authorities and third-sector providers collaborate and share information about new digital services.  This will significantly help members reduce costs, remove duplication of effort and improve support for independent living and self-management projects, resulting in much-improved patient outcomes. DHACA will operate across the