Medication dispensing – 2 December 10am
This coming Wednesday December 2nd I will be chairing a sponsored webinar for YOURmeds (where I am on their Advisory Board) at which we will be discussing the issues surrounding medication adherence and compliance when providing care in the community. I will be joined by representatives from Manchester City Council and West Lothian Council to discuss YOURmeds’ Smart Solution. This has helped early adopting councils save thousands of pounds on medication care visits whilst improving adherence and compliance. They will also explain how the daily data captured from the platform creates a powerful assessment tool.
NHS App – 9 December 10am
The following Wednesday December 9th do join us for our last #WednesdayWebinar in 2020 at 10 am when we will be exploring with David Hodnett and his team the huge recent advances in the NHS App. These include:
- Nine new features
- Integration with other NHS services
- Easier onboarding for suppliers
In my vision of the future of healthcare in the UK, the NHS App plays a key role as ultimately the principal front door to all online NHS services, so the development of the app should be of critical importance to all actual and prospective suppliers to the NHS – that hopefully means most DHACA members!
Pitching competition Tuesday 1 December 4pm-6.30pm
As previously advised, our fourth joint pitching competition is tomorrow evening 1st December, this year moved to Brown Rudnick (from Baker Botts) following Neil Foster’s appointment as the senior partner in charge of their technology section.
Preparing for the end of the Transition Period Thursday 3 December 10.30am
The DIT has an important webinar on 3rd December covering a wide range of aspects of the above. Even if you don’t export or import at all you will still find it useful as, for example, it covers the new government procurement rules for when EU rules no longer apply. Book here.
New digital health regulations after the end of the Transition Period 14 December 3.00pm
Join the NHS Innovation Accelerator and Orcha on December 14th at 3pm-4pm for a briefing on new regulations coming in for digital health after the end of the Transition Period . Book here.
(There’s also, unrelated, Medical device regulatory conformity and compliance in the UK and EU post-Brexit : A Maetrics Guide)
The NHS has published an interesting report on reducing bureaucracy. There’s lots of good stuff in there. Of particular interest to members will be commitments on Single Sign-on and Passporting, and Supporting greater digitisation of services which look eminently sensible. Those under Shared Care Records include a statement that NHSX will drive uptake of basic technology in social care – no details are given of how, and indeed it may prove challenging given a lack of line responsibility and the need simultaneously to change ways of working to embed the technology, . Sadly under the heading GPs will have more time to focus on patient care there is no mention of the wider rollout of Total Triage which DHACA’s early webinars showed to be so hugely beneficial for giving GPs more time to care.
- Prof Mike Short speaks very highly of leading AI pioneer Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, who will discuss the role of technology in the global economic recovery from COVID-19 at 9am on Monday 7th December. Book here.
- Aspirin is to be tested in UK as potential coronavirus treatment. Now there’s a surprise.
- The Big Innovation Centre has jointly (with Innovation Eye & Deep Knowledge Analytics) produced a global mHealth landscape overview that apparently sheds light on the role of mHealth in combating COVID-19 optimizing national healthcare strategies. It must be the infographic with more individual logos on it than any other I’ve ever seen, and certainly makes an important point, though I fear most members will end up searching for a large magnifying glass to check if the logo of their organisation has been included.
- The Commonwealth Digital Health Awards Ceremony takes place on November 28th at noon GMT.
Thanks as always to Prof Mike Short for pointing me to items I might otherwise have missed and, for this issue, Patricia Roberts and Dr Nicholas Robinson.
I hope many of you will be joining me at the upcoming DHACA-related webinars!