Thursday, March 21,2019 17:30 - 21:01
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Love healthtech? Love community building? Care about inclusivity? Then you look like you want to join the One HealthTech Scotland Hub! We’re excited to build a vibrant OHT community here in Scotland – won’t you join us?

Come along to meet lots of interesting health-techie people from across Edinburgh and beyond, as well as deepening your knowledge about the important topic of Evaluation of Digital and Data-driven Solutions in Healthcare.

17:30 -- Arrivals & Registration
18:00 -- Welcome from One HealthTech Scotland
18:05 - 1815 -- Welcome from Faith La Grange - Director, Local & Regional Government at Microsoft
18:15 - 1900 -- 3 x 15-minute talks:
--- Michelle Brogan - previously Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Lead for Home Health Monitoring, and has just joined the Digital Health & Care Institute as Engagement Lead for North Scotland
--- Dr David Lowe, Consultant Emergency Medicine, Co-Director of EMQUIRE Innovation & Research Group, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow. Discussion about Evaluation in DYNAMIC COPD Project
---Dr Kathrin Cresswell - Director of Innovation at the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, at the University of Edinburgh. “Implementation Evaluation and learning”
19:00 -- Questions, refreshments & networking
21:00 -- Close

Evaluation of Digital and Data-driven Solutions in Healthcare - Why is this important? It’s becoming increasingly recognised that Digital Health & Care needs to be held to the same standards as pharmaceuticals and devices. Last year the Lancet published an editorial titled “Is digital medicine different?”, which concluded:

“Continuing to argue for digital exceptionalism and failing to robustly evaluate digital health interventions presents the greatest risk for patients and health systems.”

Since then, NICE have published an Evidence Standards Framework for Digital Health Technologies, the UK government published an Initial code of conduct for data-driven health and care technology, and closer to home the Scottish Government are working on their Quality Assurance Framework for Mobile Apps for Health and Care Professionals.

In recognition of the importance of this topic, OHT Scotland is excited to announce an evening of talks from some of Scotland’s leading experts on this topic, as well as our trademark inclusive networking.

Event Details
Event Venue: Microsoft Edinburgh, Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG
Event Time: 17:30 - 21:01
Event Date: Thursday, March 21,2019

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