The world is awash with data buzzwords, we go beyond the hype to explore value. This course explores data at an introductory level for decision makers. Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to: Describe how organisations use data to drive value. Identify and classify data and opportunities within your own organisation. Explain …

by Heather Smith

Building awareness among public sector leaders of the transformative effect of digital technology. The Digital Champions programme began in 2013 and is a key action of the Digital Strategy. More than 270 public sector leaders have completed the Digital Champions programme, which has a key role to play in driving the pace of change across …

by Heather Smith

Over 2 weeks in October 2019, the Health & Social Care Alliance Scotland have toured Scotland asking its people: how can we harness the power of digital to look after our health and wellbeing, on our own terms? The final event took place in Inverness, at Eden Court. Over 50 people and 30 professionals came …

by Heather Smith

The Digital Health Society  Summit in Helsinki  11 & 12 December 2019 “Connecting Digital Health & Data Initiatives in Europe” Last week we held the first DHS Summit in Finland under the patronage of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the Council of Europe. The first day was focused on the Finnish Digital system …

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

The mPower Project https://mpowerhealth.eu​ is a five-year project supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). The project is creating a cross-border service for older people (age 65+) living with long-term conditions across the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. mPower works with communities to enable people to take …

by Heather Smith

It is 2 weeks since the Scottish Digital Health and Care Conference held in Glasgow on 20 & 21 November 2019.  We had fantastic attendance for our first 2-day conference with attendees from across: health, care, local authorities, voluntary sector, housing, education and supplier organisations.  Each day of the conference was co-chaired to demonstrate our commitment to working …

by Heather Smith

The 3rd call Reference sites of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) is proving to be one of the key initiatives of the European Commission in the field of digital health and care, after its first round in 2013, second in 2016, and now its largest so far, third. …

by Heather Smith

The inaugural International Rural Mental Health Conference took place at Inverness College UHI on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th August 2019.  It attracted 82 delegates from across Scotland, UK and North America.  The conference was opened by Prof Sandra MacRury, Head of School of Health, Social Care and Life Science at UHI.  There were presentations …

by Heather Smith

The Digital Health and Care Institute is working in collaboration with the Scottish Government to launch the next research and development phase of the innovative decision support programme. This programme supports use of information and artificial intelligence in decision making by frontline health and care staff, and in better self-management of health by Scottish citizens. …

by Heather Smith