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.

Book here

And finally…



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.