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

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