“GP Hop” was one of the submissions for the Digital Health Hack competition.

GP Hop is a website that enables a patient to find out information about local GP surgeries, including the information listed on NHS Choices and other relevant information such as community languages spoken, ability to communicate by email, and Saturday opening. The patient can then choose to switch surgeries within the site. The site automates the transfer, informing both the GPs involved and the funding body (currently the PCT) about the transfer. It also enables commissioners to track patterns of refusal to take on patients e.g. for ethnic or cultural group discrimination.

The team who developed this remarkable website live at the Hack were based in a local company called xml-solutions, and included GP Amit Jagota, Joseph Waller, Michael Odling-Smee (@oddlingsmee), Pete Cooper (@petecoop), and Dom Crayford (@dogonwheels).

Pete Cooper has written up his reflections of the day here: http://www.petecoop.co.uk/blog/digital-health-hack-2012

Please see Bambuser for content from the chatroom during the presentation

And here is the Live demo

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So, who was the winner?

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GP Hop was the overall winner of the Digital Health Hack. A well deserved win, accomplishing an incredible task in a very short time frame.

Well done to the team, from xml-solutions, who worked so hard all day.

UsefulApps was one of the submissions for the Digital Health Hack competition.

This idea was championed by Ron Strong (@RonStrong), in response to the information given at the Digital Health Conference about the #MapsandApps crowdsourcing exercise.   He is working on this app to encourage service users to remember to take the correct medicaions and attend appointments. His app will be MHRA compliant, as this was identified as a drawback of the medication reminder apps surveyed as part of the #MapsandApps project.

Ron is actively seeking support and funding to take this idea forward, if you’re reading and want to fund the development of this project then please do get in touch! (I’m looking at you, @HANDIhealth!)

Please see Bambuser for the full content from the chatroom

Ron’s idea is presented in this video interview by Andrew Marran, who works as within HE as a business adviser and is also a local Trust Governor.

HealthShare was one of the submissions for the Digital Health Hack competition. The idea was submitted by a team comprising Mark (@PontoonDock), Imran (@_ImranAzad), and @Ermintrude2.

This idea would comprise a social network listing specialty areas of practice of health and social care professionals centred around physical locations and external to the closed networks of individual providers, speeding up referral times and accuracy of referral.

Communication breakdowns are a perpetual issue in health and social care, and the problem is particularly relevant as we aim to increase integration of these services, despite them still being delivered by isolated organisations. Crossing those organisational boundaries will remain an important issue for all working in health and social care, and all who benefit from the services either directly or indirectly. Healthshare is a brilliant solution to perpetual problems due to silo-working, and reliance on personal networks of health professional when deciding on referrals.

Please see Bambuser for all the content from the chatroom during the presentation.

Is Healthshare your favourite? Coming soon… the next submission at the Digital Health Hack.

Active Women Get Tech was one of the submissions for the Digital Health Hack competition.

This was a live re-design of a service currently run by Leeds City Council, who aim to support more women in the city to get physically active. Laura Smales, who runs this project, redesigned the service at the Hack, after successfully pitching the idea to her team. You can follow the project on Twitter, please see @ActiveWomenLCC. The team also included Linda Broughton, Emma Cheshire and John (sorry- brain fail for your surname, John, do Tweet me and I’ll edit this!)

Laura anticipates saving 3-4 hours of her working week that was previously spent on administration, as a result of this hack. She has also increased capacity of the project, and added a previously missing peer support element through use of social sharing of goals and progress.

Cost of this service re-design to Leeds City Council? £150 for Laura’s ticket to the Digital Health Conference the day before. The Hack was free. Our thanks to the Chief Exec of the Council, Tom Riordan, for showing his support for the idea by coming and speaking at the Conference, leading by example for his staff and encouraging them to engage with this way of addressing asset-based service redesign.

Please see Bambuser for the full chatroom content

A collection of videos were shot at the Digital Health Hack in Leeds on 30th June 2012. We used the #dhh12 tag, and a post to follow will collate the Tweets during the Hack.

All the video was Live-streamed on our Bambuser channel, and if you view the video there, you can read the chatroom comments that were made during broadcast.

This first post gives the background to the fantastic Hacks that were developed at the Digital Health Hack, which will each be highlighted in subsequent posts.

1. Welcome to the Digital Health Hack

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2. Shout out to #IamSpartacus at the Digital Health Hack

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3. @ClaireOT repeats the shout out to #IamSpartacus

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8. Ready to see your favourite Hacks at the Digital Health Hack?

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…and maybe the NHS Future Forum?

I’m delighted to share with you this guest post from Dr Shaibal Roy of the DH Future Forum, who is speaking at the Digital Health Conference tomorrow.

On Friday I am going to present an account of the Maps and Apps crowdsourcing project. I decided to ‘flip’ my presentation, i.e. try to use the opportunity to present as an opportunity to collaborate, with presentations shared in advance on YouTube.

I often find the discussions at the end of presentations to be the most useful part, yet there always seems to be time pressures that curtail the Q&A.

So IMHO the main implication of sharing presentations in advance is that we can spend more time working together, asking each other detailed questions and challenging the answers.

Which also seems relevant to the NHS Future Forum.

The Open Future Forum

With your help and critical friendship, I’d like to help influence the NHS Future Forum to ‘flip’ and invert the classic engagement model of experts reaching out to their communities.

As a result of MapsandApps, I am convinced a crowdsourcing approach will help us take more futuristic concepts for health and social care (disruptive) innovation, for example, Apps, Social Media, Big Data, etc, to a useful starting point for shared and distributed actions.

What do you think of a flipped NHS Future Forum? Would you contribute?

So what?

Yesterday I saw something about “Digital QIPP” and I will try and read about it before my presentation. I think our conversations, online and offline, will influence new approaches to the Nicholson challenge, and I look forward to exploring this with you tomorrow.

Shai (@SR_disrupt)

I was asked to write a guest blog for @Communitycare about what I could see as future uses of smartphone apps in social care. Please see the full article here:

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/blogs/mental-health/2012/06/social-care-and-social-work-is.htmlhtml

We will be examining this as part of the twin events at #Digihealthcon and #Digihealthhack, where we will be hearing from Dr Shaibal Roy of the DH Future Forum about the successor to #MapsandApps, #CareApps.

We are also grateful to also have HANDIhealth apps running a workshop. They are a new social enterprise offering support to people developing apps for health and social care.

After the Conference, themes will be taken forward to develop at the #digihealthhack, so if you have a great idea for an app to be used in social care, why not pitch it to us?

Together, we can!

Hope to see you there!

I was interested to talk last week with Alison Austin of the Department of Health about the current pilots of personal health budgets (PHBs).

I am interested to know if this could become a route for people to pay for apps, tech equipment, subscriptions to digital support services etc. if these are appropriate to meet their indicated health outcomes.

The pilots will be evaluated in October, and a commitment has been made to make a PHB available to anyone who wants one by 2014.

What do you think? Would you use a PHB to subscribe to digital services and apps to help maintain or improve your health outcomes?

Alison Austin of DH talks about Personal Budgets

I didn’t participate in this week’s HANDIhealth Tweetchat, but I’m always interested in what they’re saying, particularly since they are going to be running a workshop at the #Digihealthcon

This chat focused on:

Standards- are they a Barrier to Innovation?

Involved

Top resources

http://xkcd.com/927/
http://motorcycleguy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/starting-fhir-under-hl7.html
http://www.hl7.org.au/2012-HL7-Future-Seminar.htm
http://www.imedicalapps.com/2012/06/personal-health-record-patient-medical-terms/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/local-government-network/2012/jun/07/designing-digital-public-services-went-wrong?CMP=twt_gu
http://www.guardian.co.uk/healthcare-network/2012/jun/06/nhs-hack-day-apps-patient-hell
http://rallyroundme.com/welcome
http://www.video3uk.com/scotgov

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#openehr #fhir #nhshd #careapps #digihealthcon

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@ianmcnicoll The Usability Problem Pt 1: What the EMR Market Can Learn From Twitter http://t.co/9TkkYL5u #Handihealth #NHShackday >> in spades(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 16:07:35 +0100)
@HANDIhealth Are standards a barrier to innovation? Join us tonight to discuss. Follow the #handihealth hashtag between 8-9pm(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:34:44 +0100)
@HANDIhealth 60 mins until we begin our #handihealth chat tonight. Join us at 8pm to discuss ?Standards are a barrier to innovation?(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 19:03:42 +0100)
@Time4Recovery Personal Health Record app underscores importance of using patient friendly medical terms http://t.co/FDPxeP4a #mapsandapps #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 19:18:15 +0100)
@HANDIhealth 10 mins until we start the #handihealth chat. This week?s topic is ?Standards are a barrier to innovation: Discuss? Join us at 8(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 19:51:33 +0100)
@HANDIhealth Evening all and welcome to tonight?s #handihealth chat #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:01:18 +0100)
@HANDIhealth Tonight’s topic is Standards are a barrier to innovation: Discuss #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:02:00 +0100)
@hildegardfranke #handihealth Evening all(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:02:16 +0100)
@HANDIhealth Hi @hildegardfranke #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:03:17 +0100)
@robdykedotcom Shared this xkcd cartoon thousands of times http://t.co/XTok7TIF #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:03:19 +0100)
@mrcthompson @robdykedotcom love it! #handihealth I recall seeing this in one of the presenters slides at the newcastle event. so true(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:04:52 +0100)
@HANDIhealth Who else do have tonight? @ianmcnicoll ? #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:05:50 +0100)
@ianmcnicoll #handihealth Hi all(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:06:10 +0100)
@HANDIhealth RT @robdykedotcom : Shared this xkcd cartoon thousands of times http://t.co/de9ayrPq #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:06:42 +0100)
@wylpf So what exactly do we mean by Standards in this context? #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:06:46 +0100)
@HANDIhealth Good evening. Shall we start by clarifying what we mean by standards? #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:07:13 +0100)
@hildegardfranke #handihealth we should probably narrow the statement a bit to say ‘imposed top down standards are a barrier to innovation’?(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:07:25 +0100)
@mrcthompson Are we talking about Health Information / Data Standards? #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:08:57 +0100)
@HANDIhealth @ianmcnicoll mentioned “top down stds can inhibit, emergent standards by consensus should not if done right” can you elaborate? #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:10:20 +0100)
@wylpf @hildegardfranke wouldn’t always agree with that. Knowing what to aim for by using a standard can be helpful #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:10:54 +0100)
@mrcthompson RT @robdykedotcom : Shared this xkcd cartoon thousands of times http://t.co/XTok7TIF #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:12:36 +0100)
@ianmcnicoll #handihealth . If standards dev is agile and responsive + allows extensions, it should be poss to allow innovation. Kinda how web stds work(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:12:51 +0100)
@hildegardfranke @wylpf #handihealth I believe there is a difference between knowing what to aim for and having to comply with a standard imposed from above(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:13:00 +0100)
@ianmcnicoll #handihealth the challege is on managing innovation and local variation whilst maintaining the best community consensus. Needs communication(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:14:33 +0100)
@HANDIhealth are there any models that can be learned from? #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:15:23 +0100)
@ianmcnicoll #handihealth Managing clinical content stds as small, agile, rapidly iterated components (like apps) is the best approach. ‘Archetypes'(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:17:34 +0100)
@HANDIhealth RT @ianmcnicoll : Managing clinical content stds as small, agile, rapidly iterated components (like apps) is the best approach.. #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:18:59 +0100)
@wylpf @HANDIhealth @ianmcnicoll Are we talking the terminology standards here or messaging / storage standards? #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:20:36 +0100)
@Time4Recovery RT @robdykedotcom : Shared this xkcd cartoon thousands of times http://t.co/XTok7TIF #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:21:51 +0100)
@ianmcnicoll #handihealth Terminology + content structure standards e.g. Allergy, Blood pressure. Not persistence though good if they can be(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:22:56 +0100)
@ianmcnicoll #handihealth . Messaging std clearly necessary between business prtnrs but not essential to terminology / content stds.(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:24:46 +0100)
@ianmcnicoll #handihealth technical interoperability is easy bit, and messaging is not a good way of definig semantics.(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:26:01 +0100)
@wylpf @ianmcnicoll hmm, I think a stable terminology standard (if its a good one) is better than an ever changing standard #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:27:36 +0100)
@hildegardfranke @wylpf #handihealth what do you mean by a ‘stable terminology standard’?(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:28:58 +0100)
@robdykedotcom RT @ianmcnicoll : #handihealth technical interoperability is easy bit, and messaging is not a good way of definig semantics.(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:30:01 +0100)
@ianmcnicoll #handihealth eHealth stds are never stable, change inevitable. Agree we need as much stability as poss in both terminology/structure but ..(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:30:31 +0100)
@wylpf @hildegardfranke one who’s structure (but not necessarily content) is relatively fixed for example #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:31:04 +0100)
@robdykedotcom stds add value and lower barriers to development and innovation; and I like the way they stack up http://t.co/Mliw0B1o #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:31:36 +0100)
@ianmcnicoll #handihealth “Innovation eats standards for breakfast” to borrow a phrase.(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:31:53 +0100)
@wylpf @ianmcnicoll very true, but innovation can break interoperability #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:34:22 +0100)
@ianmcnicoll #handihealth OSI model works well for tech stds. Not so well for clinical content stds which r social constructs and need negotiated(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:34:26 +0100)
@hildegardfranke @wylpf #handihealth still not sure what you mean – can you give an example?(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:34:48 +0100)
@wylpf @ianmcnicoll a lot of recent app innovation is built using existing standards but only interoperable with itself #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:35:02 +0100)
@HANDIhealth RT @ianmcnicoll : #handihealth technical interoperability is easy bit, and messaging is not a good way of definig semantics. #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:36:14 +0100)
@ianmcnicoll #handihealth @wylpf Absolutely agree. Apps will create silos but I think the right approach can help devs build shared content models(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:37:33 +0100)
@wylpf @hildegardfranke for example the drugs standard dm+d has been stable in terms of model since 2006 #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:38:04 +0100)
@robdykedotcom @wylpf @ianmcnicoll I’m happy with that; 3rd pty stuff (ESB, ETL, other middleware magic) fixes broken #interoperability #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:38:55 +0100)
@ianmcnicoll #handihealth We think that #openEHR has cracked this problem of distributed content stds development, using web tools(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:39:03 +0100)
@wylpf @ianmcnicoll here’s hoping! Depends whether interoperability is a requirement out of the box, if not, silo apps are worth doinf #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:39:15 +0100)
@wylpf @hildegardfranke implementers like dm+d as they know the model and that its not likely to change #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:39:50 +0100)
@ianmcnicoll #handihealth Yup dm+d is a good example of a sensible std to represent meds and allergy agents inside a medication or allergy structure.(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:40:12 +0100)
@ianmcnicoll #handihealth was at a meeting in Edinb. yesterday where exactly that was agreed with Allergy structure based on GP2GP archetype + dm+d(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:41:18 +0100)
@HANDIhealth RT @ianmcnicoll : We think that #openEHR has cracked this problem of distributed content stds development, using web tools #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:41:27 +0100)
@ianmcnicoll #handihealth dm+d also adopted as standard medication terminology (UK wide? ) but no common med structures yet.(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:43:05 +0100)
@griffglen #handihealth I suggested last week that loads of innovation might also be a barrier to the adoption of standards(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:43:34 +0100)
@robdykedotcom Designing digital public services: where we went wrong http://t.co/Tfbck3x4 via @guardian #handihealth great reflective piece(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:44:03 +0100)
@hildegardfranke @wylpf #handihealth yes, agree that dm+d is useful to implementers as a terminology standard(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:44:27 +0100)
@robdykedotcom #handihealth – last tweet not ‘on topic’, sorry(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:44:42 +0100)
@griffglen @HANDIhealth @ianmcnicoll what does open EHR directly compete with in the stds domain? #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:44:45 +0100)
@HANDIhealth RT @robdykedotcom : Designing digital public services: where we went wrong http://t.co/GRy4ORZy @guardian great reflective piece #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:46:02 +0100)
@wylpf @ianmcnicoll there are some standards around electronic prescriptions but different in England/Wales/Scotland etc :( #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:46:21 +0100)
@hildegardfranke @wylpf #handihealth exactly – and that’s the implementers nightmare(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:47:09 +0100)
@ianmcnicoll #handihealth Traditionally #openEHR competes w HL7v3 and 13606 but times are changing as v3 not delivering as hoped http://t.co/vf4xBpUd (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:48:50 +0100)
@wylpf @hildegardfranke yup, you’re someone like Boots or Lloyds and you want to have one system across all sites…very hard to do! #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:50:19 +0100)
@griffglen @robdykedotcom #handihealth – good example of where a leader (Robert Metcalfe) encouraged vendors to club together 3Com Xerox and Banyan(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:50:38 +0100)
@ianmcnicoll #handihealth yes – at least 8 different ways of expressing GP medication. That was reason for Meds stds workshop http://t.co/FWiSlHgI (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:53:13 +0100)
@hildegardfranke @wylpf #handihealth no, not 1 system, but an agreed way of expressing the same thing (e.g. prescribed medication) so it can be shared(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:53:26 +0100)
@HANDIhealth RT @ianmcnicoll : Traditionly #openEHR competes w HL7v3 & 13606 but time changing v3 nt delivering as hoped http://t.co/qwrJtHGN #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:55:07 +0100)
@wylpf @hildegardfranke sorry didn’t mean a single system across all, just say Boots using one system in all Boots stores #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:56:01 +0100)
@wylpf @hildegardfranke agree with not having a *single* system for everyone to use! #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:56:29 +0100)
@griffglen @HANDIhealth @ianmcnicoll #handihealth as a subset or superset – which way round? would the HL7 community see it that way too?(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:57:11 +0100)
@hildegardfranke @griffglen #handihealth subset or superset of what?(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:57:49 +0100)
@ianmcnicoll #handihealth Hl7 community agreed that v3 is complex and not working – latest have thing is #FHIR http://t.co/wgI3dDaP more like archetypes(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:01:18 +0100)
@wylpf @ianmcnicoll going for the 80/20 split in terms of coverage. Probably a wise idea #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:03:02 +0100)
@griffglen @hildegardfranke #handihealth where is the overlap? are stds interchangeable? therefore interoperable(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:03:43 +0100)
@mrcthompson it was suggested at last chat that #handihealth provide a resource to educate on stds. I would love to see a concise overview of the stds.(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:04:26 +0100)
@HANDIhealth We’ve ran over a little on time tonight..& still lots to talk about. Shall we decide on next weeks topic over the coming week? #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:05:28 +0100)
@hildegardfranke RT @ianmcnicoll : @griffglen #openEHR archetypes are maiximally modelled so usually a superset of HL7 content and transformable #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:06:35 +0100)
@griffglen @hildegardfranke @ianmcnicoll #handihealth thks- my last tweet should have said operable rather than interoperable(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:08:58 +0100)
@ianmcnicoll @mrcthompson #handihealth ‘concise’ guide to ehelth stds might be tricky!! but I will give it a go. So many to choose from :-)(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:09:46 +0100)
@hildegardfranke RT @ianmcnicoll : @HANDIhealth I think leave choice of topic unless anyone has a good suggestion now #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:11:22 +0100)
@HANDIhealth OK, we can tweet for suggestions during the week… in the meantime, thanks everyone for taking part! #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:14:16 +0100)
@robdykedotcom @mrcthompson I don’t have a cartoon for ‘a concise view of stds’ #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:14:23 +0100)
@mrcthompson @robdykedotcom OK that can be my job – I’ll have a think ;) #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:14:53 +0100)
@ianmcnicoll @robdykedotcom @mrcthompson Sadly I probably do :-( #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:15:08 +0100)
@hildegardfranke #handihealth ciao everyone(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:15:08 +0100)
@ianmcnicoll #handihealth Bye all, Thanks Chris(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:15:48 +0100)
@mrcthompson Goodnight all. Thanks. #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:16:57 +0100)
@HANDIhealth RT @ianmcnicoll : Hl7 community agreed that v3 is complex & nt working latest thing – #FHIR http://t.co/kxqAt7Jw like archetypes #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:20:27 +0100)
@griffglen @HANDIhealth @ianmcnicoll #handihealth interesting site – an ad hoc harley award sounds like it might be worth having(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:29:00 +0100)
@curtomil RT @ianmcnicoll : #handihealth Managing clinical content stds as small, agile, rapidly iterated components (like apps) is the best approach. ‘Archetypes'(Thu, 07 Jun 2012 22:31:36 +0100)
@mrcthompson Looking for geeks who love the NHS http://t.co/QOOYaJjX #nhshd #handihealth (Thu, 07 Jun 2012 23:09:12 +0100)
@ppazos RT @ianmcnicoll : #handihealth Traditionally #openEHR competes w HL7v3 and 13606 but times are changing as v3 not delivering as hoped http://t.co/vf4xBpUd (Fri, 08 Jun 2012 07:27:15 +0100)
@claireOT Next up, the #handihealth guys, Tweetchats thurs 8-9pm, great people doing great stuff @HANDIhealth @WoodcoteEwan @robdykedotcom (Fri, 08 Jun 2012 08:24:13 +0100)
@carlplant RT @HANDIhealth : http://t.co/3aTh0FrP To help someone stay independent longer #rallyroundme looks interesting #handihealth #careapps #digihealthcon #nhshd (Fri, 08 Jun 2012 08:43:44 +0100)
@skoba RT @ianmcnicoll : #handihealth Hl7 community agreed that v3 is complex and not working – latest have thing is #FHIR http://t.co/wgI3dDaP more like archetypes(Fri, 08 Jun 2012 12:41:10 +0100)
@skoba with openness. RT @ianmcnicoll : #handihealth #openEHR has cracked this problem of distributed content stds development, using web tools(Fri, 08 Jun 2012 12:43:05 +0100)
@twhicher RT @ianmcnicoll : #handihealth Managing clinical content stds as small, agile, rapidly iterated components (like apps) is the best approach. ‘Archetypes'(Fri, 08 Jun 2012 15:22:09 +0100)

Sarah Bodell and Angela Hook are occupational therapy educators at the University of Salford.

Sarah Bodell Sarah Bodell

Angela Hook Angela Hook

Sarah’s speciality interests include:

  • E-learning, programme development,
  • online identity for health care professionals,
  • Development and research into using Second Life for virtual practice and education of healthcare
  • online activity and CPD.

Sarah and Angela have a recent article published in The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (June 2009), pp. 279-281

Creating a learning community in today’s world: how blogging can facilitate continuing professional development and international learning

See:  http://www.citeulike.org/user/willwade/article/5028166

Sarah’s role at Salford includes acting as the Professional Lead for the Directorate, and the Admissions Tutor. Sarah and Angela share the role at Salford as the Joint Programme Leaders for the MSc in Advanced Occupational Therapy.

Angela’s speciality interests include:

  • E-learning and using web 2.0 applications for professional development and networking,
  • Social networking tools for professional development

She is also currently engaged in research

  • With a local Trust on the stories people tell: receiving healthcare as a service user
  • Development and research into using Second Life for virtual practice and education of healthcare
  • Online social networking for professional development

Angela’s role at Salford includes teaching and facilitating learning on both undergraduate and post graduate programmes as a Senior Lecturer.

Sarah and Angela are also partners at Yo-Yo Consultancies, offering clients the benefit of a combined total of 42 years within the profession of occupational therapy. In addition they have extensive skills in project management, professional networking, programme design and elearning.

Sarah and Angela are founder members of OT4OT, a group of international occupational therapists in Higher Education who are committed to using the power of the online technology for knowledge sharing.

Angela, along with the OT4OT Team, has opened up new ways of working for Occupational Therapists who wish to engage with online technology. By co-founding this international professional development group, she has ensured a continuing source of high quality professional development resources for worldwide OTs. Thank you- Claire Jones

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