Prevention is better than cure : How 7 Ecosystems and ECHAlliance Members came together on the theme of Mental Health in COVID Times n the first of what will be a mini pop-up ecosystem series on the impact of COVID-19 on Digital Health services and provision, 7 of ECHAlliance’s Ecosystems from Northern Ireland, North West …

by Heather Smith

This is a collection of personal accounts of a sudden switch to new, digital ways of working caused by COVID19. Individuals are sharing their experiences so that we can learn from them, to benefit future innovators. Some situations will have changed since the time of writing so dates are included, to provide context. Transforming outpatient …

by Heather Smith

During our 4th Pop-Up Ecosystem we targeted the area of Hope in COVID-19 times, in order to explore some of the ways in which our Ecosystems and Members have seen a massive change for the better with faster deployment of not new technology, but existing digital health solutions. This has been on a scale and …

by Heather Smith

COVID-19 Manufacturing Cluster for Lancashire and South Cumbria launched in North West Coast Ecosystem A single point of engagement with the local NHS to allow manufacturers to connect with NHS requirements at this time of need and to make it as easy as possible for the local NHS to access supplies direct from local manufacturers. …

by Heather Smith

When: 14 May, 16 July and 17 SeptemberWhere: Quaker House, Liverpool Applications are open to a six-month coached programme from our Coaching Academy, focused on supporting individuals who have innovations to improve and support Mental Health in the Workplace. The aim is to enable health and care professionals to improve the quality of care through implementing innovation. …

by Heather Smith

Over 130 delegates from across industry, academia, the NHS, Social Care, and wider public sector, gathered at Haydock Park Racecourse in December to hear about the vast array of digital initiatives and models of care for reducing emergency and unplanned admissions in respiratory. The 21st Connected Health Ecosystem meeting was opened by a welcome and …

by Heather Smith

A world first was achieved over 24 hours from 27 November 2019 to 28 November 2019 when ecosystems from across the 5 nations of England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales came together to ‘learn and grow’. Among the broad range of innovative case studies were RiTTA, a Chatbot supporting chemotherapy patients; examples of the …

by Heather Smith

Technology has much to offer the care home setting, and will play a significant role in delivering the NHS Long Term Plan’s ambition to ensure residents benefit from equitable access to services. This report highlights the presentations, podcasts and films from our ECO 20 event which brought together healthcare professionals, care home staff and businesses …

by Heather Smith

The Innovation Agency held their 19th Digital Ecosystem event in July where they explored digital solutions enabling care closer to home, with a particular focus on care closer to home. It was part of their series of events to promote digital innovation in health and care, run in partnership with the ECHAlliance. We are really …

by Heather Smith

The North West Coast Connected Health Ecosystem, are holding their next Ecosystem event on 9th July on the topic of ‘Care Closer to Home’. ECHAlliance’s Una Davey will be contributing. Full details of the event, including how to register, are available at https://www.innovationagencynwc.nhs.uk/events/ECO19:careclosertohome

by Heather Smith