NHS England Diabetes Prevention Programme: Call for Expressions of Interest open until mid-day 15th March.
Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) is a joint commitment between NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK.
The programme is inviting providers and developers of existing health apps and online platforms aimed at reducing the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes to submit their products for consideration to take part in this exciting opportunity.
Our Mobile Health Ltd have been appointed to undertake a review of available products, and if you have a product that would support this work, you can find out more information and submit your application HERE.
HANDI has joined openhealthhub.org - a community of discussion groups covering a wide-range of Health IT areas, with each community benefiting from the discussion and knowledge of each other.
HANDI continues to be a great resource to health app developers and providers, and is actively working with Code4Health on the Code4Health/HANDI-HOPD platform, which aims to ameliorate the difficulties of developing in the Health domain.
One of our aims is to increase openness, open governance, open source and open standards in Health IT, and felt that openhealthhub was the place for our new forum.
We hope you will share in good and useful discussions.
The Farr Institute is offering practical one day courses to informatics staff and clinical researchers wanting to acquire more specialised knowledge. Run by international experts, the courses range from practical introductions to hospital informatics, to using data analytics with health data and also introductions to research areas such as machine learning, text mining, data visualisation and genomic medicine.
HANDI members get a 10% discount - so please remember to use your code when booking, emailed to you separately.
For more details, including dates please see: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/farr-short-courses
HANDI members may be particularly interested in this course:
Standards and Interoperability in Electronic Health Records
Interoperability means the ability of health information systems to work together within and across organizational boundaries in order to advance the effective delivery of health care for individuals and communities. A bewildering variety of projects, initiatives and standards have been developed to support this goal from terminology standards such as SNOMED and ICD-10 to information models, messaging standards, document standards and other protocols. Some, such as the OMOP common data model, are designed to support the use of patient data in research, others are more focussed on facilitating clinical work; one, openEHR, is designed to ensure that patient data can be stored in a way which is independent of the requirements of specific system. This course provides a brief introduction to the domain, a survey of approaches and practical exercises with the key initiatives for data-intensive health research.
UCL Centre for Health Informatics & Multiprofessional Education | Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research
222 Euston Road | London NW1 2DA | Tel: +44 (20) 35495309
Find out more about Code4Health - Building Communities to Drive forward the Digital Health Revolution Story HERE
The CCIO Leaders Network supported by Digital Health are running an open survey of usability of all UK EPR systems, allowing them for the first time ever to compare and contrast systems in terms of usability.
All data will be made public for free open access use (except people's email addresses which is an optional field and will not be shared).
We hope you will support this endeavour by completing and sharing the survey as widely as possible so that it gets to the largest possible sample of clinical end users, especially front line staff.
The survey will remain live at usability.digitalhealth.net until March 2016.
Our final programme and confirmed speaker information can be viewed HERE
Registrations are now closed, but you can register for FREE at the event.
We look forward to seeing you at the event.
Health Social Innovators Programme looking for entrepreneurs to apply.
Applications now open until 25th September.
The Health Social Innovators' Programme is looking to accelerate the growth of ground-breaking, early-stage social health ventures in order to stimulate innovation and create positive change in healthcare. The social and economic impact of the venture should focus primarily in England.
Find out more HERE
Scotland ongoing review of Out Of Hours Services
A review of out-of-hours primary care services and a new approach to unscheduled care in Scotland has been launched and HANDI member, Dr Howard Leicester, is part of the Tech/Data workgroup.
Howard is looking for any case studies of Health Apps operating in Scotland, or linking with Scottish record and information systems. An important issue is ‘accessibility’ (ease of use and understanding) because most patients turn out to be older or disabled people.
If you can help or want to know more, please EMAIL Howard.