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Newsletter - 23rd Feb 2016 & R.I.P. Mark Stone

Hi all,

The joint DHOx/Oxford Biodesign evening event on Wednesday 16th March is filling up quickly, and there are only a small number of healthcare worker and student tickets available. A summary of details are posted below, and more information / signup is at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digital-health-and-biodesign-innovating-in-medical-technology-tickets-20796474816. If you have a ticket and cannot now attend, please do release your place for someone else.

The subsequent workshop day on Thursday 17th March in St Catherine's College will be a fantastic one with lots of hands-on sessions including:

There will also be case studies from Sleepio, Sentrian, and OARS (Oxford Acute Referrals System), and a discussion on 'Should the NHS endorse clinical apps and if so how' with contributions from NICE, NHS England and Public Health England. There are a limited number of places, and there will be a small charge to help cover the costs of this event, with discounted tickets for healthcare workers and students. We expect this workshop to be over subscribed, and if you would like to attend, please get in touch advance of tickets being released later this week.

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The Oxford AHSN are looking for your opinions on transforming digital health in the region (Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire). A short survey (~10mins) is available at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5ZLNMW3

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SP & EE, who are running a session at the workshop day, are hiring a technical lead:

SP+EE are a healthcare design and research company. We are looking for a developer who is passionate about building the next generation of medical research and health technologies. You will build new tools for scientists, patients and clinicians that will help to improve the way that medical research is carried out and put into practice. We are looking for someone who is collaborative by nature, has a breadth of knowledge across different software platforms and who likes the idea of making a positive impact on people's health through technology. We'd love to talk to you if you…

  • have a passion to use technology to improve people’s health
  • enjoy working collaboratively as part of a brilliant team of designers, researchers and developers
  • are happy to hack together a prototype and just as happy crafting production-ready code
  • are interested in working with a range of hardware platforms including mobile, sensors, medical devices and wearables

  • All enquiries please email James at jk@sp-ee.net

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A message from Tony Hart from the Oxfordshire LEP.

Digital Health Match

Meet potential business partners in one afternoon!

Together with COSS association, Enterprise Europe Network is organizing a matchmaking event on the 9th of March 2016 to open the opportunities for the digital healthcare professionals in the following areas:

  • eHealth
  • Healthcare Innovation
  • Big Data
  • Games for Health
  • Diagnostics
  • Quantified Self
  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Analytics
  • Personalised Medicine

With pre-arranged one-to-one meetings through Skype, the attendees from different countries will have an opportunity to connect, exchange ideas and work together across the borders, saving time and costs of travelling.

For more information: www.turkusciencepark.com/skype-match-2016

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R.I.P. Mark Stone

Finally, it's with great sadness that we learned that Mark Stone, who many of you will have known, passed away earlier in the month. He was an incredible person, and it was an honour to have been able to call him a friend. Mark was a giant of a personality, a prolific healthcare campaigner, had a breadth of expertise across the health and technology sectors, and was a trustee of the MND Association. He was a huge supporter of Digital Health Oxford, attending events, providing challenges and feedback at hack weekends, and was due to talk at the (now cancelled) event in late February. His funeral was held last weekend and was a celebration of a life lived 'with the foot on the accelerator', filled with music, poetry and singing. He will be missed greatly, and our thoughts are with his family and friends.

http://www.mndassociation.org/about-us/our-trustees/#markstone http://www.mndassociation.org/get-involved/campaigning-influencing/dont-let-me-die-without-a-voice/champions/champion-markstone/

Best wishes, Richie

Posted in Newsletter, General on Feb 23, 2016