Feb 082013
 

HANDI are planning a series of regional workshop to be run by our growing network of regional clusters during the year commencing  April 2013.

See our events diary for those events already scheduled

We have secured funding which will allow some of these to deliver free and would like to know what subjects HANDI members would like us include in the programme.

We have three themes in mind but are open to other suggestions. These themes are:

  • Understanding the Market - Helping members of the community understand health and social care and the market opportunities for apps and digital tools
  • Business models and Finance – Raising investment and creating sustainable business models for apps for Health and Care - Practical advice for both commercial and social entrepreneurs.
  • Ensuring app quality - What are the regulatory obligations and voluntary opportunities to demonstrate app quality? How can developers meet and exceed these to differentiate their products and build market share?
  • Playing nicely together - Ensure apps play nicely with others and with the broader health and care IT ecosystem - Interoperability, orchestration and user interface design.

Our expectation that there will be more that one workshop looking in detail at specific issues under one of these themes. Our aim is to provide actionable, practical guidance for teams developing and implementing apps in Health and Care.

Please share any ideas you have as comments below and if you have not registered with us please sign up here so you get details of the events we decide to deliver

Feb 012013
 

Spoke at a great event today organised by Merseyside & Cheshire HIEC with support from Greater Manchester HIEC: Healthcare Apps - Maximising the Impact

Lots of food for thought. Particularly discussion about the quality of many apps (which is not good) and the need for quality assurance with an helpful presentation from MHRA.

My presentation below and you find a full set here

And a storify that pulls the tweets from the event together

Dec 202012
 

HANDI now has regional clusters established in:

  • London
  • Midlands
  • North East
  • South West
  • West Yorkshire

With formation in  progress in:

  • Scotland
  • North West
  • N Ireland

The purpose of the regional clusters is to organise whatever activities members in the regions want to do and to feed in to what HANDI does nationally. We have steering groups established for each of the clusters and these are open to anyone who want to help to join.

We have just added sections in our discussion forum for each of the clusters and the easiest way to get involved is to post your thoughts and idea to the relevant section.

Discussion Forum