Date: Thursday 7 April 2016
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE
Organised by: Telemedicine & eHealth Section
Accreditation: 6 CPD points
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This is the fourth annual event run by the Royal Society of Medicine and the Telemedicine & eHealth Section, on medical apps. As each of the previous three have been sell-outs, this year the event has moved to a larger auditorium and has further upped the quality of speakers.
The theme of the event will be that medical apps have now become so much a symbol of digital health innovation that they are blazing a path for innovative technology in general to improve the delivery of health and care, resulting in better patient outcomes and reducing costs.
With the National Information Board’s Workstream 1.2 reporting prior to the event, we welcome Alexia Tonnel from NICE, co-chair of that Workstream, to tell us about their conclusions on how best to endorse medical apps. Regulation of medical apps is equally important, which will be covered at both the EU and UK levels, involving presentations from the MHRA, our independent legal counsel, Mr Julian Hitchcock, and an EC official.
Professor Jeremy Wyatt will add his views on the most appropriate means of endorsing apps. Whatever Workstream 1.2 comes up with, crowdsourcing will be an increasingly important aspect of app evaluation so we also welcome back Mr Alex Wyke of myhealthapps to explain the process that they use to rate wellness apps.
Another recent feature is games, so we have Pam Kato, a Professor of Serious Games to present to us, as well as Felix Naughton from Cambridge, an expert in behaviour change.
Finally, we have a couple of presentations from app creators to show how good apps can be when carefully focused – in this case on mental health and public health.
This meeting aims to:
• Encourage forward-thinking clinicians to consider medical apps when deciding on an appropriate intervention • Reduce the fear, uncertainty and doubt about the use of medical apps
By the end of this meeting delegates will be able to:
• Explain the latest position on regulation and endorsement of medical apps
• Describe how behaviour change is best effected using mobile apps
• Give examples of best practice with interventions involving medical apps
All in all it should be an especially good event, so please do book your place today.
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