DTAC Preview Friday 12 February 1pm-2pm

If you were watching the HETT Reset’s session with Simon Eccles, Deputy Chief Executive of NHSX, on Monday carefully you’ll have heard him say that the new Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC) has shortened the time it takes for a digital product or service to be assessed from 1 year to 24 hours – quite a claim! Join us to Friday 12th February at 1pm to find out how (whether?) this is possible when the DTAC Duo of Lauren Harkens and Rhod Joyce will be giving us a sneak preview on the DTAC. Book here if you haven’t already. And do be ready to give feedback/ask a question.

How to find the perfect assisted living aid: just AskSARA! Wednesday 24 February – note 9.45am start

The Disabled Living Foundation (aka “the DLF”) has kindly offered to run a webinar on 24th February describing their recently-AI-enhanced search engine capable of searching their catalogue of many thousands of assisted living aids in the blink of an eye to find the perfect one for (almost) any situation. Presentations will include practical experience of using AskSARA.

The full programme and booking link is here.

Note 9.45 start!

DIT campaigns – Latin America and the Caribbean (“LATAC”) roadshow 1-4 March

This is the first time that this has been hosted virtually, giving DIT the flexibility to showcase more of the UK-LATAC trading opportunities than ever before. From 1st-4th March DIT will explore LATAC’s sub-regions and discuss those that are covered by trade agreements with the UK (that’s five agreements covering more than 20 countries). In addition, and NEW for 2021, the event will feature specialist sector-focused sessions. There will also be the opportunity to book 1-2-1 meetings with DIT experts to kick start your next step in LATAC. Find out more, share the details, and register for this year’s Roadshow here:

And finally…

  • The Dept of Health & Social Care has produced a list of references to standards for medical devices in support of the Medical Devices Regulations 2002. This is therefore a full listing of all the standards relevant to UK medical device certification. Mercifully most are very specific and only a few relate generally to digital health. Of those that do, ISO13485 and ISO14971 are both particularly relevant as are one or other of the EN60601 and EN80601s. Other lists exist for active implantable medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices. As I so often see the incorrect standard quoted for quality management, members are particularly reminded that medical devices are different to non-medical development and production, and have their own quality management (and risk management) standards.
  • Google pumps up health tracking with camera tech.
  • Unique among those informing DHACA of newsworthy items, as with their previous first advice, the UKTHC has announced more dates for their Digital Events without giving any booking link to click on. Their Digital Forum is on 2nd March – 11:00 – 13:00 and Digital MarketPlaces on 9th March 11:00 – 13:00 and 6th March 11:00 – 13:00. We’ll publish the link when we get it. In the meantime please contact terence@uktelehealthcare.com if you cannot wait.
  • Key speakers for the RSM’s AI in healthcare: From development to deployment, a virtual masterclass – Day 1 on 17th February have been announced. They include Dr Saira Ghafur, Lead for Digital Health, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, James Dewar, Data scientist, Madeleine Clare Elish, Senior Research Scientist, Google and .Gyles Morrison, Clinical UX Specialist and Digital Health Consultant.
  • If this all seems to simple for you, Faculty, noted for its AI expertise, has just the talk for you on Thursday 11 February at 11am entitled More accurate explainability with Asymmetric Shapley Values. I guarantee it will be first rate though I know I won’t understand half of it.

Thanks as always to Prof Mike Short for pointing me to an item I might otherwise have missed.

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible when we find out how the DTAC have reduced the digital technology assessment times so dramatically on Friday.

Kind regards,
Charles