Innovative Digital Health Ecosystem meeting set for Sheffield

HEALTH and wellbeing stakeholders from across the Yorkshire and Humber are invited to attend the next Digital Health & Wellbeing Ecosystem meeting which will explore ways to improve patient care through an increased use of digital technology.IMG_0372

The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) launched the ‘Digital Health and Wellbeing Ecosystem’ in December 2015 to bring together a growing network of individuals and partners from health and social care, academia, industry, the voluntary sector and patient organisations, with the shared aims of increasing the uptake of digital health technology to enhance patient care.

ECHAThe Ecosystem, member of the ECHAlliance international Network of Permanent Ecosystems, will be holding its second meeting at The Source, in Sheffield, 15 March 2016. The meeting will explore self-management of long-term conditions, looking at apps, self-monitoring, digital health platforms, use of data, behaviour change and digital technologies that empower citizens living with long term conditions to maintain a better quality of life and independence.

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from Ecosystem members including a representative from Kirklees Council, Public Health, who will be demonstrating ‘My Health Tools’, an online toolkit for people in Kirklees, sharing best practice, learning about toolkit development, implementation and evaluation.

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from Ecosystem members including Inhealthcare and the Advanced Digital Institute, collaborative partners behind ‘PainSense’, the UK’s market leader of digital health services for people with persistent pain, recently commissioned in Leeds. Exploring product development, information governance and journey to market for SMEs, drawing on examples of how products can be integrated into the clinical care pathway to create digital self-management tools which are now being used in the NHS and community settings.

There will also be the chance for attendees to progress projects in the region by identifying partners or funding in specific breakout sessions looking at diabetes, young people’s mental health and patient activation. As well as exploring what resources and networks are available in Yorkshire and Humber to help develop digital health solutions.

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Pippa 1Philippa Hedley-Takhar, head of Investment & Partnerships at Yorkshire and Humber AHSN, said: “We are delighted to be holding our next Ecosystem meeting which will bring together people from across the health and wellbeing sector. There is an exciting agenda planned and we will also be sharing information about some exciting Yorkshire & Humber AHSN initiatives.

“We really hope as many existing and new members will join us on 15 March, ready to contribute with new projects in mind and/or with learning to share with others to continue to develop the regional digital health landscape.”

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