The ultra-observant of you will have noticed that I finally got to reach the fourth slider on our website intro so now we have an updated purpose: thank you to everyone who made helpful comments.. One of our new Board members pointed out that the DHACA website was not being indexed by Google so people couldn’t find us, so that has been sorted too.
As it was put together over five years ago, shortly we will be archiving the dallas material, unless any of you still need to access it – please let me know soon if you do.
We now have our own LinkedIn site – please do “follow” DHACA on LinkedIn and watch our presence grow.
Finally no newsletter could go without a plug for our next DHACA Day on 18th March – Keith Grimes’s talk has now been agreed as “What Babylon can teach startups – sharing lessons learned about prioritising safe innovation in digital health technology, and training the next generation of digital doctors”. Another good reason to attend! If you’ve not yet signed up for the day do please sign up soon so we can get a good idea of expected final audience.
Pitching at Baker Botts
We had a truly excellent evening at Baker Botts on Wednesday. The standard for all twelve pitches was very high. Winners and runners up were:
Most fundable (chosen by the panel):
Winner – Kronikare – Husain Khaki
2nd – Uplift – Aalok Shukka
3rd – Art psHEALTH – Caris Marsh
Best Pitch (chosen by the audience):
Winner – Uplift – Aalok Shukka
2nd – KroniKare – Husain Khaki
3rd – Xim/Lifelight – Laurence Pearce
There were lots of good conversations afterwards so hopefully the evening will prove very financially fruitful for all the participants.
- UCL Partners has launched a how-to guide for non-face:face clinics.
- KSS AHSN is again running their popular “bridging the gap” events to help small SMEs to thrive. Dates are 5 March, 2 April, & 7 May. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to attend.
- The Digital Health Observatory has produced a well-illustrated and easy-to-read guide to implementing AI in healthcare.
- Prof Mike Short, who kindly informs DHACA of important digital health stuff (including some items here) has recently written an important article on innovation using 5G – also worth scrolling back too to see other very interesting applications earlier in the 5G journal – clearly once we have got used to the technology the world will be a very different place! (If you want a regular copy of the journal, email email@example.com and they’ll put you on the mailing list).
- An emergency release of SNOMED CT UK Clinical Edition, RF2, is available via TRUD today, containing new codes relating to 2019 nCoV surveillance and management. Download here, or for delta, here. (It seems a particularly sad irony that the doctor that first warned about the corona virus outbreak has now died of the illness).
- The American Medical Association reports a doubling of the use by physicians of digital health since 2016, with large increases in usage in every area. It would be interesting to see the equivalent figures for the UK. Further support for rapid growth in the US is that the number of health & social care stands at CES doubled from 2019 to 2020.
- Imperial College has published an important white paper that concludes that failing to engage the UK population in an open and transparent debate on how their health data is used risks losing their trust in the NHS.
- Here’re some good infographics of the smartphone multiplier market
- NHSE&X have produced a list of accredited EPR suppliers, with some surprising absences
- A Norwegian Notified Body has now achieved the EU’s MDR approval, making 10 – a far cry from the 20 predicted by Christmas 2019 only a few months ago, and not in time to help with the problems that will arise on 27th May 2020 (the day after full MDR implementation)
- Telefónica has created a global unit, known as the Chief Digital Consumer Office (CDCO), which will champion new digital products and services, paying particular attention to the smart home.
- What happens to data-sharing agreements after we have severed ties with the EU is starting to exercise minds – there’ll be more on that at our DHACA Day on 18th March.
- The free Longevity Trends Report is now available for download.
I hope you find these newsletter helpful and informative – comments with ideas to improve are always most welcome. I look forward to seeing as many as possible on March 18th!