We have three very different webinars for you this week with a further one, on practical assessment of app security by Kryptowire scheduled for 19th May, being developed as I write. I am particularly keen to encourage members to consider attending the data protection event, both because in my experience of assessing investment proposals, failure to build data protection into project development plans is one of the key ways that proposals fail to achieve funding, and because Brown Rudnick will potentially be one of our main future sponsors.
Data Protection Post Brexit: The Top Tips for Digital Health Companies: Webinar 24th March
Our new DHACA Day sponsor, Brown Rudnick is gearing up to give us a great webinar next Wednesday 24th March starting at 10:00 to 11:00 GMT. This is a topic of huge importance to all members involved in producing any digital health software or hardware that requires or measures any personal health data. Very few developers understand this area well, and the penalties of getting it wrong in terms of both cost and reputation are huge, so do please join us!
Particular issues to be covered include:
- The EU GDPR is no longer applicable to processing in the UK unless caught by its extra-territorial provisions;
- However “UK GDPR” is essentially the same as EU GDPR, based on the DPA 2018 and the Brexit laws which retained certain EU legislation and case law;
- The EC is planning changes to the laws relating to data transfers, data governance, e-privacy;
- The European Data Protection Board has issued actual and draft guidance on GDPR and health research;
- The EU/US privacy shield still down – there is no sign of a quick solution;
- The EC has issued a draft EU/UK adequacy decision which is in process; meanwhile data can flow from the EU to the UK on the basis of the Withdrawal Treaty.
You can book here.
Digital health is changing the roles of doctor and patient: what is the impact on developers? Webinar 30th March
This webinar, at 15:30-17:00 BST on Tuesday 30th March will explore how experts see digital health changing the roles of doctor and patient in the immediate future. Indeed it is already changing: for example some technology can already detect if someone has Covid-19 when they feel no symptoms (see the Empatica news item below). I am keen therefore that DHACA members should be in the forefront of identifying how developers might respond to ensure that the least resistance is met in achieving some potentially extremely exciting outcomes. We will be joined by two of the authors of the Lancet Digital Health Comment paper entitled Disrupting the power balance between doctors and patients in the digital era that was featured in a February newsletter, and a GP who is very much up to the challenge.
Note that as one of the speakers will be coming to us from the West Coast of the USA, we are starting much later than usual, and to help one of speakers who has a Wednesday pm surgery, we are on a Tuesday this time.
You can book here.
Digital therapeutic prescribing in secondary care, a vehicle for Real Word Evidence (RWE) generation Webinar 14th April
This webinar, at 10:00-11:30 BST on Wednesday 14th April, will describe a new service to be introduced by IQVIA to promote the prescribing of digital therapeutic apps in secondary care, and the consequent gathering of evidence of efficacy. Details are currently under wraps though developers with apps prescribable by secondary care organisations are particularly encouraged to sign up!
You can book here.
- The first medical drone delivery network is set to take flight in the heart of England soon.
- The Tech Nation Report 2021 is now out and very much worth a read – it’s excellently presented and full of amazing statistics.
- If you missed the Owlstone Medical webinar last week on breath biopsy, there’s now a recording here – it’s well worth watching.
- Health trackers it seems are at the heart of a spike in hospital visits in Ireland.
- There is a new standard for employers to adopt: ISO 45003:2021 Occupational health and safety management. Psychological health and safety at work: managing psychosocial risks. The guidelines provide practical guidance on the management of psychosocial risk as part of an occupational health and safety management system. BSI is running three FREE one-hour “follow the sun” webinars on 15 April to help your organization manage the issues.
- Future Perfect has just launched an interactive openEHR Learning Management System, providing health and care professionals with easy to understand information on openEHR as its importance grows.
- “Digital developers should try to board Germany’s new DiGA Fast-Track process and get their products to market there”. Read about the evidence you need here.
- Lancet Digital Health introduces the concept of Health data poverty: an assailable barrier to equitable digital health care.
- As previously featured, the UK remains a full member of the EU Framework Programme: Horizon Europe. The KTN is running the Overview of the Horizon Europe Clusters Webinar Series which will go into more detail about the Clusters and will take place online on the 22nd, 23rd and 25th March (You can choose one or more sessions). If you’re interested in securing funding, it’s worth preparing yourself now in readiness for the first calls.
- Cognito Therapeutics touts positive Phase 2 results for device-delivered Alzheimer’s treatment.
- The Economist has been running some great webinars recently – their next is How to Leverage Real-World Data on March 24th at 2pm GMT
- Empatica’s COVID-detecting wearable nets European approval – apparently it can detect respiratory infections before symptoms appear.
- An old and trusted friend Gavin McWhirter informs me that he now runs two programmes of support for companies based in East Sussex under the banner of the South East Business Boost programme – Big Ambitions for more established companies and Ready to Grow for businesses that have been going for less than 3 years. Both programmes are free. More information about them is here.
- How the world has changed – the TSA didn’t even inform DHACA of their virtual conference this year which is on next week 22nd-25th March. It’s certainly on the pricey end of virtual events.
Many thanks this week to Prof Mike Short and to Nicholas Robinson for pointing me to items I might otherwise have missed.
I do hope as many as possible of you can join me on the 24th!