Jun 122014
 

HANDI will be participating in the Digital Mental Health Workshop at the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership Conference in Manchester today (12 June 2014) IIMHL www.iimhl.com/

The presentation will be given by Dr Alison Longwill of Woodcote Consulting www.woodcote-consulting.com

Alison Longwill is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with substantial clinical and forensic experience. She holds a PhD which examined psychological factors in diabetes, an MBA and Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology. Alison has substantial NHS management experience including Board level experience in a large mental health trust. She founded Woodcote Consulting in 1996 and has delivered a wide range of projects for NHS, criminal justice and third sector organisations and has a successful psycho-legal practice. Alison is a Director of HANDI and leads its work on mental health and wellbeing.

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The HANDI Vision

Videos and presentations from HANDI’s Digital Mental Health Workshop Birmingham 15 July 2013

The HANDI-HOPD Open Platform Demonstrator www.handi-hopd.org with some video presentations at

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Woodcote Consulting.  Our blog   contains pieces on a wide range on mainly technical issue around digital health, innovation and adoption,  health informatics, open standards and open source in health and care.

Mar 072014
 

At HC2014 in Manchester on 19th and 20th March UK Trade & Investment are hosting an International Exchange which may be of interest to HANDI members with products and service they wish to sell outside the UK. The exchange offers expert trade advice to enhance your business prospects. What's an International Exchange?

UKTI bring international trade experts and primed international buyers to you, so you can increase your export potential. Register for HC2014 and then pre-book your  one-to-one meeting with the expert / buyer of your choice.

What's the benefit?

Whether you've never exported before or you're an old-timer keen to increase your reach, at HC2014 the UKTI International Exchange enables you to:

• Present products to international buyers

• Discuss global opportunities and best practice

• Learn of industry developments in key markets

• Boost your international contacts and network

HC2014 is free to attend so book your free place.

 

 

Feb 232014
 

HANDI has had an invitation from NHS England for HANDI Members who are developing apps for health and care to "Show and Tell" in NHS England's Entrepreneurs Zone on  Monday 3rd March at the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2014  in Manchester.

NHS England is looking for developers with work in progress, prototypes and early production versions who want to show people what they have done and seek suggestions for improvement and share their experiences with others. They are particularly keen to hear from people developing free and open source apps and from clinicians and other health and care professionals who are "Coding4Health"

Those accepted will be granted free admission to Expo on the 3rd and allocated a slot and a place on the NHS England Entrepreneurs Zone where they can "Show and  Tell" with power and dedicated WiFi.

Space is limited -  to express your interest please register via this link.

Jan 302014
 

HANDI are looking for panel speakers and session facilitators for the HANDI Spring Symposium on Wednesday May in London.

The HANDI Health Apps Spring Symposium builds on the successful event run at EHI Live in November. Again working with EHI The HANDI Spring Symposium will take place at the Royal College of GPs, Euston Square, London on Wednesday 14th  May.

The symposium will provide an opportunity for the audience to discuss issues of concern to health and care app developers amongst themselves and with leading experts. Each session will consist of brief (5 minute) presentations from a panel of  three leading experts and practitioners after which the audience will be able to ask questions and make their own contribution which we hope will lead to a lively and informative discussion.

The sessions will be cover the following issues:

  • Finance, business models and startups
  • Quality assurance, safety and regulation
  • Informatics standards and interoperability
  • Tech and tools for app developers
  • User centred design
  • Digital Mental health and Wellbeing
  • Open source apps
  • UI, UX and information design

Were looking for experts and those currently struggling with the issues above who are willing to share their expertise and experience as well as a facilitator for each theme.

If you think you can help, or want to propose alternative themes please email ewan@handihealth.org outlining your interest

Apr 152013
 

HANDI believes that the realisation of the promise of  digital tools to transform the way we deliver health and care requires an approach based on user centred designed involving frontline users. Clinicians form a substantial part of the user community and HANDI are strong supporters of the EHI CCIO Campaign which aims to strengthen clinical leadership  in the world of information and informatics through the appointment of a Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) in all NHS organisations.

In support of this object the EHI CCIO Campaign have established the CCIO Network. This network is not just for CCIOs and aspiring CCIOs, but for all with an interest in clinical informatics and is something we would urge all HANDI Members to consider joining. The network brings together clinicians, academics and those working in the technology industry to supply useful content, support best practice and participate in events.

The CCIO Leaders Network is a network built and continuing to build on existing clinical networks, and is fast becoming the home for clinical informatics.

By signing up to the CCIO Leaders Network you:

  • gain access to online resources, interviews and case studies
  • can enrol in our mentorship programme for developing future clinical information leaders
  • can take part in lively online discussions on key topics
  • receive the fortnightly newsletter with profiles and community discussions
  • receive invitations to a professionally focused events series, curated by a leading industry advisory panel

join a vibrant community for shared learning of best practice in Health IT

To get involved and participate in this growing community sign up free here:

www.ehi.co.uk/cciosignup

 

Mar 222013
 

It a year today since the formal incorporation of HANDI Health CIC and a few weeks more since we first announced our plans.

In our first we have achieved a great deal:

  • Nearly 1000 members in our network from all segments of the community
  • Well over a 1000 followers on Twitter
  • An expanding web presence
  • 5 regional groups with 5 more in the planning
  • Our first sponsors and some Government funding
  • Active cooperation with many organizations including:
    • NHS Commissioning Board
    • Cabinet Office
    • Health and Social Care Information Centre
    • Many universities
    • London Connect
    • Intellect – (the Industry Trade Association)

Our Challenge for the rest 0f 2013 is to continue to build our network and web presence. We have announced a series of free regional workshops support by the ICT Knowledge Transfer Network. These workshops will also be available to view online and will result in White Papers covering subject of importance to the App Community.

We will also shortly be announcing plans for a major national conference and some exciting app challenges will provide the opportunity for developers to compete for support to develop their app or idea.

HANDI is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company and to take our work forward we need support from those who find value in it. The next few months will see a major drive for sponsorship and if HANDI is to survive an flourish we need your support – Please Help

Feb 152013
 

London Connect have been running a project to build a community of interest in London around patient health record access which HANDI have been happy to support.

We just be asked to include the report from the public event they held on a snowy January Saturday at the Wellcome Collection in London.

You will find the report here along with other material from the work of the community over the past few months.  It makes fascinating reading about public attitudes to and hopes for record access and digital engagement in health and is a "must read" for all interested in the area.

We are actively working with London Connect about how HANDI can help to continue to support this community of practice through our London Cluster. If you like to know more or get involved please contact lon@handihealth.org

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