HANDI update email – 19 July 2013


In this email:

  • Healthcare IT champion of the year – Vote for HANDI’s Rob Dyke
  • HANDI Health Apps 5/6 Nov NEC Birmingham – Delegate and exhibitor information.
  • Book Launch - Digital Government at Work: A Social Informatics Perspective

Healthcare IT champion of the year – Vote for HANDI’s Rob Dyke

HANDI were delighted that two of our founders were nominated for this prestigious award, but conflicted because we could not possibly have campaigned for one over the other. Rob Dyke was disappointed not to make it on the Health Service Journal’s list of the 50 most inspirational women in healthcare as the other HANDI candidate for IT Champion Sarah Amani did (he’d agree to dress as required) but he is the one to have been shortlisted for IT Champion so congratulation to Sarah for gaining well deserved recognition as one of the most inspirational women in healthcare and we can now say without fear or favour “Vote for Rob for IT Champion”

It would be great to have one of HANDI’s founders win this award so we urge you all to vote for him in the final round. There are some other worthy candidates but Rob stands out, as while the others are being recognised for doing the paid day job well, Rob’s contribution primarily to HANDI,  and NHS Hack Day has not just been unpaid but supported further out of his own pocket.

Voting is open now and closes at 16.00 next Friday the 26th July


HANDI Health Apps Conference and Exhibition 5/6 Nov. NEC  Birmingham

Planning is going well for this event in on 5/6 November at the NEC Birmingham. We have an exciting conference stream with a great mix of speakers and subjects with something to appeal to all sections of the app community. You will find a list at http://handihealth.org/speakers/

There are exhibition and presentation opportunities for those selling apps and related services in the HANDI App Village at the heart of the EHI Live Exhibition which last year attracted over 2,600 visitors and with pressure on NHS organisation to go digital as intense as it is we expect number to top 3,000 this year. For information about the packages available and sponsorship opportunities contact Neil@e-health-media.com

There will also be a build your own app workshop. Come and build an app for your mobile phone (all major platforms supported) to take home to amaze your families. We will also have tools to appeal to the experienced developer that can help you build interoperable health apps.

Entry to the EHI Live Exhibition, HANDI App Village and Build your own App workshop are free. More details at http://handihealth.org/handi-health-apps/

Book Launch - Digital Government at Work: A Social Informatics Perspective

Another active HANDI support from our NE Cluster Dr Rob Wilson has just published a book which will be of interest to many HANDI Members and he’d like to invite any of you who are interested to the launch on Monday 22 July in Newcastle.

Time: 15.00, registration, event start 15.30, 17.00 close.

Venue: Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SE.  To register for the event http://www.ncl.ac.uk/nubs/about/news/item/book-launch

Copies of the book will be available at a discounted rate. For more about the book see the OUP website http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199557721.do