DHACA webinars – join us on Wednesday 6th May at 10am
We now have a dedicated page on the DHACA website for webinars past and future. The recording, plus a summary of last Wednesday’s webinar is now live. Material including recordings (and where available slides) for all the previous webinars can also be found there.
Next Wednesday’s webinar is the first of two parts, The first, on Wednesday 6th May, is about how technology can support vulnerable people during the lockdown. The second, on 13th May, will give up to 11 Techforce.19 winners the opportunity to present their particular technology for helping vulnerable people. Do book for 6th May, here.
Future webinar speakers
When choosing speakers for these events, it’s natural to ask those one knows or is associated with first. Please therefore if you are a DHACA member do make sure I know if you are keen to participate – I’m especially happy to hear of ideas for new webinars with a focus in our core objective of helping the NHS in coping with the pandemic to develop better ways of improving patient outcomes at lower cost.
One member that did get in touch this week is Chris Hannay of Engage Health Systems who points out in the context of Webinar IV that they also are a major supplier of Total Triage software to GP practices.
The legal position on contact tracing – Wednesday 6th May 17.00-18.00
Brown Rudnick, our DHACA Day sponsor, hosts its second discussion forum, focusing on the technology for contact tracing, and the data, privacy and ethical implications. In the time of lock-down, our civil liberties are constrained for good reason. A suspension of liberty is overwhelmingly supported in society today, but — when it comes to contact tracing, geo-location sharing, surveillance and monitoring — are there legal and societal implications in the longer term?
The Brown Rudnick Team will be joined by a few other speakers, including Nick Magliocchetti. Nick is the CEO of Motion Ventures Ltd, the company behind IDFlu. IDFlu is a Health Monitoring Technology Platform for COVID-19. It was developed by the team behind IDU — the automated KYC & AML monitoring platform for the financial and professional services industries. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the team re-purposed their technology.
- Wayra’s Health Hub has a new purpose – Applications are now open to HealthTech start-ups that can benefit the NHS in the medium to long term! Watch Dr. Andrew Botham, Chief Scientific Officer at TestCard, give his top reasons why HealthTech start-ups should apply to the Novartis & Wayra Health Hub 2020 here.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added six symptoms to its covid-19 list, suggesting health experts are learning more about the growing number of ways physicians see the virus affecting patients. These are issues that could appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
- A new and innovative UK business has developed a collection of digital flashcards to address the problems healthcare workers wearing Personal Protective Equipment were having in transferring vital information to deaf, blind and critically ill coronavirus patients.
- For those interested in EU comparisons, the Italian call for Covid.19 innovations (now closed) bears interesting similarities with our own.
- Recent funding of £1.25B has been announced for technology firms by the government.
- Covid.19 is affecting our dreams, even if we are not infected.
- Why is Google so interested in Fitbit?
- Quality Standards for Teledermatology has recently been published as a supplement to Quality Standards for Dermatology: Providing the Right Care for People with Skin Conditions, which was published by Primary Care Commissioning in 2011
- A new BSI/AAMI Whitepaper on medical device AI has now been published for comment. DHACA was heavily involved in its development. Although you do have to add this to an online cart and then check out, there is no charge for it.
- The EU has now finalised the one year delay to full MDR implementation, (However as this now stretches beyond the date the UK may separate completely from the EU, it may create more problems than it solves for the UK,)
- The AHSN Network continues to run their excellent Market insight Briefings, now online. Upcoming dates are 7 May, 4 June and 2 July. To find out more, or to book,
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Thanks as always to Prof Mike Short, Melvin Reynolds and Dr Nicholas Robinson for drawing my attention to items I might otherwise have missed.
I do hope you can join us on Wednesday.