d-Lab opens Challenge to transform use, governance of Personal Health Data

d-Lab is calling for international healthcare innovators to take a good, hard look at how we can use, secure and increase access to personal health data (PHD). In this Challenge, d-Lab is seeking innovative ideas, projects, and solutions that consider wider uses of PHD for patients and research, such as:

  • innovative modes of PHD governance
  • future use in health and medical research
  • inclusion of new types of data, such as from wearables
  • contribution to wellbeing and aging solutions
  • innovative business models that assure the long-term sustainability of PHD usage and governance

The Challenge opened this past Tuesday and closes on 27 June, with winners announced in September. There will be a maximum of two
winning proposals that will lead to the setting up of a maximum of two partnerships and two pilots. See here for d-Lab’s website and here for the terms and conditions PDF. d-Lab is a program of Mobile World Capital-Barcelona. The Challenge is supported by Clinic Barcelona, Research2Guidance, and TicSalut.

Anyone want to do a PhD in digitising paper-based systems? (Swansea)

The University of Swansea is advertising for a computer science/IT PhD student to convert an existing paper-based system into an electronic version, for managing mental health. A scholarship exists to provide full student fee paid and £14k annual bursary for the student. Interviews are required by 11 September. Apparently no-one’s applied yet, so here’s your chance! Full details here.