“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
Please see Bambuser for full content from the chatroom during the presentation
So, who was the winner?
Please see Bambuser for the full content from the chatroom
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.
Digital Innovation and Mental Health
We are not the only innovative digital health event happening this year. For those of you interested in mental health, you may want to check out Mind Tech: an Unconference this Friday, 30th March 2012, if you can get to South London for the day.
Who is behind this event?
This is happening thanks to the kind support of The Young Foundation and the NECLES HIEC (North East London, Central London and Essex Health Innovation and Education Cluster), who are working with people from SI Camp (Social Innovation Camp), UCL Partners and Goldsmith’s.
I have previously blogged work done by Dan Mcquillan who is heavily involved with SI Camp and indeed is driving this project. He is a disrupter in the system (and I mean this as a compliment!) and a force for transformational change.
I was very excited when I received the invitation to attend this event, especially since Dan and I had been members of a planning team attempting to spark a mental health unconference a few years ago- perhaps we may yet get to work on an event together!
I’m personally sorry to not be able to attend the Unconference in person, because I feel sure that it will be a fantastic event and that some of the innovations coming out of it will be hugely exciting.
Register for Mind Tech: an Unconference
There is still time to register for this event!
People with lived experience of mental distress are particularly valued during this process, please follow this link and complete the questionnaire in order to be able to attend.
You may follow the Mind Tech blog here: http://unconferencementalhealth.wordpress.com/
Please find email addresses of representatives of the London HIEC and Young Foundation here: http://unconferencementalhealth.wordpress.com/about/
An exciting development that we would like to support is the plan to have an NHS Hackday in London on 26-27th of May 2012 @ University of London Union, Malet Street, WC1E 7HY
What is a Hackday?
Hackdays originated in the open source software movement as a technique to advance the development of open source code for benefit of us all, i.e. for the “Commons”.
These techniques have been adopted by other movements for the Commons, including ourselves at the Digital Health Conference and Hack, as we aim to improve the health commons.
The aim is to accomplish this through the development of disruptive innovation- ideas that are radical solutions to the issues we face in the NHS and in health and social care,
When is the NHS Hackday?
26-27th of May 2012
Please see this website for full details: http://nhshackday.com/
Where is the NHS Hackday?
University of London Union, Malet Street, WC1E 7HY
What are people saying about the NHS Hackday?
Using a fabulous Tweet aggregator developed by @Dean_Jenkins, I am able to survey recent Tweets and collate a record of them. I intend to do this on a weekly basis to aggregate Tweets for #NHSHackday and for #digihealthcon or #dhc12, and host the results here as a resource.
#NHSHackday Aggregate 04/03/2012
@e3intel @carlplant @drcjar @tkelsey1 @HSJEditor @KarlFreeman @WoodcoteEwan @eamonnbreslin
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See Twitter for more tweets, people, videos and photos for #NHSHackday
||@drcjar friends on fb were praising your Nice app, cannae wait for #nhshackday (Sun, 26 Feb 2012 00:09:31 +0000)
||I wonder if an NHS based @github Hubot would go down well… #NHSHackDay (Thu, 01 Mar 2012 10:31:18 +0000)
||#nhshackday http://t.co/ETmgCRnf @drcjar Great example of how #opendata can be used in Health should interest @tkelsey1 (Thu, 01 Mar 2012 11:41:40 +0000)
||Calling all software dvlprs, clinicians & others interested in creating ‘disruptive solutions’ http://t.co/J3XMGqd9 via @drcjar #NHShackday (Thu, 01 Mar 2012 18:05:13 +0000)
||RT @WoodcoteEwan : #nhshackday http://t.co/ETmgCRnf @drcjar Great example of how #opendata can be used in Health should interest @tkelsey1 (Thu, 01 Mar 2012 18:30:28 +0000)
||Here are a few NHS data sources for #NHShackday http://t.co/Si0az76F via @delicious (Sat, 03 Mar 2012 14:39:31 +0000)
||RT @carlplant : Here are a few NHS data sources for #NHShackday http://t.co/Si0az76F via @delicious (Sat, 03 Mar 2012 16:14:27 +0000)
||RT @carlplant : Here are a few NHS data sources for #NHShackday http://t.co/Si0az76F via @delicious (Sat, 03 Mar 2012 16:26:00 +0000)
||. @carlplant @drcjar More NHS data sources compiled here http://t.co/gLlsef0S with free learning module http://t.co/SFrEwp26 #NHShackday (Sat, 03 Mar 2012 16:31:00 +0000)
I would suggest that all of the people involved in this movement would be excellent choices to follow on Twitter. If you use a Tweet aggregator such as Tweetdeck or Hootsuite, you could run a search under the #NHSHackday to pick up on every development as it happens.
If this idea interests you, during the weekend of the #NHSHackday, there may be opportunities to engage online if you cannot get there in person.