Connected Nottinghamshire Wednesday 3rd March 10:00-11:30
On 3rd March, we will be joined by the main parties involved in creating Connected Nottinghamshire, the first Integrated Care System (ICS) in England that includes an integration between the NHS App and the PHR, Patients Know Best.
Connected Nottinghamshire is the digital programme across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System. In 2019, the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS selected Patients Know Best and NHS Digital to develop a partnership solution which would offer their population all the PKB features, functionality and data, inside the national NHS App interface. As a result, PKB became one of the first products to integrate with NHS login’s new encrypted single sign-on and the first personal health record to integrate with the NHS App.
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Data Protection Post Brexit: The Top Tips for Digital Health Companies March 24th 10:00-11:30
One of the biggest issues I find when assessing proposals or talking to DHACA members is that there is still a significant misunderstanding of the importance of building data protection in at the very start of any development plan. The UK’s Data Protection Act (“DPA”) essentially mirrors the GDPR and adds further to it; leaving the EU has not resulted in any significant change in impact. It is therefore particularly appropriate that Brown Rudnick has kindly offered to deliver our XVIIIth webinar on 24th March.
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Department for International Trade (DIT)
Last week the DIT launched their ‘The First 100 Playbook’ to promote British innovators in Digital Health who are ready to go global and participate in that ever expanding worldwide opportunity. The DIT will be promoting digital health to overseas buyers and creating business opportunities via their teams in 96 markets around the world. The DIT hopes that these First 100, who incidentally include a significant number of DHACA members and alumni, will find new frontiers to make an impact in building the basis for the healthcare of the future: personalised, digital by default and truly patient centric. It’s well worth a read.
DIT in Warsaw is inviting proposals from British Healthcare and Life Sciences companies to join a virtual event on Wednesday 10th March to connect and meet with targeted Polish businesses, government officials, and key opinion leaders from across the Polish healthcare and life sciences sectors, opening up a range of commercial opportunities. Please contact Magdalena to register and if you have any questions: Magdalena.Ociepa-Wroblewska@fco.gov.uk
On the 2nd of March at 09:00 GMT, Minister Graham Stuart will launch DIT’s “most ambitious ever” Trade Mission, the ‘Partnering with Japan – Spring ’21 Free Trade Agreement Series’ which aims to achieve maximum exposure and uptake of the brilliant opportunities for business arising from this historic achievement. There will be a specific Health Tech & Life Sciences event on the Tuesday 16th of March. To register for this please click here.
- That all is not plain sailing for digital health developers in the US is amply demonstrated by the fact that iRhythm (whose UK representative is a strong DHACA member and supporter) still faces reimbursement uncertainty after meetings with the Medicare rate negotiator
- There was a webinar last week about Interoperable Proof of Vaccination: Implementation approaches across Europe. The recording is available here.
- Babylon is considering going public in the US.
- The all-party parliamentary group on AI is holding another EVIDENCE SESSION (online) on AI in Public Health:How has AI helped us cope with Covid-19? Monday 15th March 2021 17:30-19:00. Book here. I attended the last of these; it was great.
- The VR/AR Global Summit Online is looking for more speakers for their two virtual Global Summits in 2021: North America on June 2-4 (Summer); Europe on Sept 29-Oct 1 (Fall). Apply here to Speak, Exhibit, and/or Sponsor!
- The most recently published Lancet Digital Health has a most interesting paper entitled Approval of artificial intelligence and machine learning-based medical devices in the USA and Europe (2015–20): a comparative analysis. To my surprise it transpires that of the 124 AI/ML-based devices commonly approved in the USA and Europe, 80 were first approved in Europe. This is put down to the potentially relatively less rigorous evaluation of medical devices in Europe – there’s no speculation though of how this will change with the far more rigorous MDR coming into force on 25th May of this year (although there is an oblique reference to the new legislation via a mention of “a more comprehensive database (Eudamed)” becoming “fully operational” in 2022).
- In the US retail giants are increasingly betting on virtual healthcare, unsurprisingly, given that it’s now cheaper and employees don’t need to take (much) time off work.
- The AHSN Network has a nice video explaining how they can help you.
- The KTN has a useful Covid-19-specific funding page…
- …and an equally useful more general Health and Life Sciences Funding Round-Up
- We now have a link to register for the UKTelehealthcare All IP Forum on 2nd March 11:00-13:00
- The BMJ has an interesting article on wearables that suggests maybe that doctors are starting to embrace them. Turn to P268 in This Week.
Many thanks to Prof Mike Short and Dr Nicholas Robinson for pointing me to items i might otherwise have missed.
I hope as many of you as possible can join us on Wednesday!