Webinar VII Techforce.19 13th May 10am
Tomorrow’s webinar adds detail to the broad canvas painted last week of how technology can best support vulnerable people during the pandemic, and beyond. Anna King and Neil Callard will introduce the Techforce.19 competition, to be followed by presentations by ten of the winners.
Webinar VIII – home testing 20th May 10 am
Next week our webinar is devoted to home testing. In ordinary times we might have called it Point of Care Testing (POCT) as getting instant results is as helpful to a GP in a face:face consultation, as it avoids the need to book a further consultation and you don’t risk losing your patient. However in these pandemic times it also avoids face:face contact. We look at the detail of home testing through the eyes of three key players in the field:
- Skin Analytics (dermatology): Neil Daly, CEO
- Testcard (urine): Andrew Botham, Co-founder and CSO
- Medichecks (blood): Dr Sam Rogers, Medical Director
We are also hoping to include an NHS speaker to describe how home testing fits in to the NHS long term strategy.
Future DHACA webinars
We will be taking a break for the 27th May. Thereafter, with “webinar weariness” setting in we’re looking at a more relaxed schedule of fortnightly events starting probably on June 3rd. Current ideas under development are an open discussion on how to encourage carers to use more tech, and an event describing how the EMIS App Library enables GPs to prescribe apps free of charge, complete with presentations from some of those on the Library. Ideas from members would be greatly appreciated.
- The MIT Technology Review has produced a most impressive report entitled Covid-19 and the workforce: “Overall, this report argues that the effect of private- and public-sector responses to Covid-19 will accelerate the pace of AI innovation, and will have a positive long-term effect on millions of jobs that are already highly remoteable and readily augmented by technology. Jobs that require human interaction are fertile ground for potential future automation or other technologies that would reduce health and productivity risks.” Nine diagram-filled pages: well worth reading.
- There’s some interesting Covid.19 material in this WHO press briefing video, especially between 12.00 and 19.40 minutes in.
- “Coronavirus: Tech startups benefit from NHS ‘revolution’ in pandemic” Sky News reckons that telehealth has been accelerated by 10 years.
- Covidcalm Clinics: bitesize stress management for healthcare professionals
- There’s a wealth of useful videos from Tech Nation’s Lockdown Unlocked – start from this playlist.
- NHSX has produced “A Buyer’s Checklist for AI in Health and Care” – it short, eminently readable and offers good solid advice.
- Medidata and Dassualt Systems have produced “Essential Guide: What Most Medical Device Companies Face and How to Succeed“
Thanks to George Platings and Prof Mike Short for alerting me to articles I might otherwise have missed.
Hope you can join us tomorrow morning!