DHACA, the Digital Health and Care Alliance, formed earlier this year and already past the 250 members level, is holding its second DHACA-day on 7th October, at Anfield Stadium (yes free tours will be available during the day for those interested).
DHACA, currently part of the TSB-funded dallas programme, was established to grow the use of digital technology in the delivery of health & social care through promoting interoperability and scale. DHACA will be the space where members collaborate on requirements and on solution development, resulting in things being done once, and shared. to achieve this, DHACA is developing a range of member-driven Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that will :
- Identify good practice by continuing to develop the various interoperability themes identified through the dallas programme and extend them beyond the end of that programme;
- Provide opportunities for members to contribute to and disseminate good practice that will promote market growth in digital health, housing and social care;
- Participate in, and contribute to, related work in allied and adjacent organisations with the intention of furthering the aims of DHACA in a non-competitive manner.
The two key features of the day will be presentations on a couple of local activities – the North West Coastal AHSN and the Liverpool dallas Mi project – and further development of the SIGs to involve as many members as possible. Interspersed with these, we have just added individual presentations about Mersey Burns which was the first CE certified app, the use of IT at Alder Hey hospital and how to use service providers to run technology trials. More details of the SIGs are on the members’ section of the DHACA website.
Attendance is entirely free – registration begins at 9 am. Attendees are encouraged to be members of DHACA (also free) although you can register without being a member (though expect to be asked to join, more than once!)