Webinar – EMIS App Library, Thursday 26th November 10 am
Imagine a world where instead of expensive and often addictive medicines, GPs can prescribe apps that, for an increasing range of conditions, do the same job permanently, cheaper and with fewer side effects. That’s the world that the EMIS Apps Library is helping to create. Do join us, free, to find out more on Thursday, at 10am. We will have presentations from the company running the Library, IQVIA, from EMIS and from a couple of developers of apps that have been on the library since the start. We are also hoping to get a short presentation from the GP who has prescribed the most apps so far. Go here for more info and to book.
Sponsored webinar – YOURmeds – Wednesday 2nd December 10 am
DHACA Webinars are taking a rest next week so I am running a webinar for YOURmeds that members might be interested in with West Lothian Council and Manchester City Council on the 2nd December at 10 am about managing medication in the community. It is generally accepted that without special effort, 50% of all medication is not taken as prescribed. Health and Social Care are missing a large part of the jigsaw by not knowing if and when medication is taken. The YOURmeds solution seeks to empower people to take control of their medication with the support of their network. West Lothian Council has also been using the daily data collected through YOURmeds as a remote cognitive check on a user. A drop in adherence rates is a great indicator that the package of care given to an individual needs to be re-evaluated. On average a user on YOURmeds has an adherence rate of 80% – join us to find out how! More info and to register here.
Past DHACA Webinars written up and with presentations inserted
By early Wednesday, Webinar X – The impact of Covid-19 on online pharmacies will have a write-up of the event, and a full recording. Webinar XII – All about ICSs – will have all the presentations and speech notes plus a write-up of the event. (The presentation and recording for the regulatory Webinar XI were added a couple of weeks back.)
RSM Webinars – can Femtech fill the gender data gap? Wednesday 25th 1 pm – 2.30 pm & at 6 pm – 7.30 pm, Femtech for fertility, pregnancy and postpartum
“Discover how femtech can help to fulfil a crucial role in bridging the medical data gender gap. We will hear from several femtech innovations that are working to change this by analysing user-generated data to improve our understanding of women’s health, looking at menopause, contraception, fertility and the impact of menstrual cycles on physical training.” Also offers CPD points. More info and booking here.
There is a further RSM Femtech event at 6pm on the same day – Femtech for fertility, pregnancy and postpartum. More information and booking is here.
- The natural successor to SaaS is PaaS – platform as a service, if I understand it right. Here’s HP promoting PaaS for EPIC.
- Apple has halved the previous standard charge of 30% of all app-related payments for developers making less than $1m/year. However whilst that enables them to boast that 98% of app owners will benefit, the reality is that the successful 2% of app developers, who are c 95% by value of the iTunes turnover, won’t, so the standoff with Epic Games continues.
- On Nov 30th, 15:30-7:00 CET (so 14:30-16:00 GMT) MyPOCAcademy is running a free, CPD accredited, webinar on The value of point-of-care testing in diabetes and comorbidities management in the context of Covid-19. Should be really interesting if like me you think POC is part of the future of medicine (like an app library!).
- In a DHACA Day in 2019 Robert Pocknell made a prediction that has now come to pass: companies in the healthcare sector are being sued for alleged infringement of telecoms patents where they have used modules with cellular functionality (4G/LTE). Latest companies being sued apparently are Teladoc and ResMed. Several patent holders are refusing to license their patents to the chipset and module suppliers, so they can come after the medical companies directly for infringement. Companies who would be interested in learning more should contact Robert direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The NHS begins a new search for AI tools to save lives and improve care – applications for the second round of the AI in Health and Care Award have opened and will close on 8th December
- There is a healthcare and medtech webinar that the DIT Brazil team are co-organising with Santander next month, on 3rd December, 17:00 GMT. Please contact Mr. Ignacio Lopez from Santander (Ignacio.BadiolaLopez@santander.co.uk) for more information or to book.
- On 9-10 December 2020 techUK and partners will bring together academics, philosophers, lawyers, technology experts, policy makers and other key stakeholders at techUK’s (now online) fourth annual Digital Ethics Summit. I went to last year’s, which was really outstanding and most thought-provoking.
- Rehab4addiction has produced a really brilliant infographic on ways to protect your mental health during the pandemic.
- T-Mobile has become the first major carrier to bring support for the 988 phone shortcut to get access to free mental health support.
- DigitalHealth.London announced the latest 20 small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) selected for their flagship Accelerator programme.
Thanks as always to Prof Mike Short, and in this issue to Dr Nicholas Robinson too, for pointing me to items I might otherwise have missed.
I do hope you can join us on Thursday for the EMIS App Library webinar.