In Leeds we’re busy establishing the right conditions for mHealth (that is digital tools in health services) to flourish in our city – we want to build a community of people up for collaborating together for the purpose of improving experience and outcomes for people accessing health services in the city.
We think that one of the ways to build a community is to provide opportunities for people to come together and share learning in a friendly, informal environment away from the workplace. That’s why we’ve organised our first ‘show and tell’ evening at the new Open Data Institute in Leeds. You can book a free place at the event here.
We’ve got a brilliant line up for our first event with people bringing patient, carer and developer points of view. And if you’d like to share your own ideas then there’s an ‘open mic’ spot for anyone who would like to pitch in as well (2 minute slot per person).
Here’s are a bit more information about our speakers:
John Eaglesham: Developing a digital tool for self-management of chronic pain across a whole care pathway in Leeds
John became Chief Executive of Advanced Digital Institute in 2009, and has led the company from its origins as a not-for-profit institute to its current position as a thriving, fast-growing, entrepreneurial enterprise. John contributes to several key industry groups in the Assisted Living and Smart Metering sectors and advises a number of public and private sector policy-making bodies. He is also a qualified executive coach who works with a number of FTSE 250 company directors.
Kathryn Grace: Digital tools to support caring for family members with dementia from a carer perspective
Kathryn has five years experience as a family care giver, co-ordinating and meeting a complex mix of health and care needs including Alzheimer’s dementia. She has experience working in Information/Communication/Digital and People Centered Service Design. She is currently working on HealthSpark | York #yorkhealth – a social engagement initiative, WeCareDesign and Alzheimer’s family caregiver twitter/research project. Kathryn is also developing projects in health & care – introducing the potential of digital engagement and taking a people-centred approach.
Michael Seres: Creating and using digital tools to self-manage Chrons Disease and post bowel transplant self-care from a patient perspective
Michael was diagnosed aged 12 with the incurable bowel condition Crohn’s Disease. In late 2011 he became the 11th person to undergo a small bowel transplant in the UK at The Churchill Hospital in Oxford. He started blogging about his journey through bowel transplant. His blog has over 95,000 followers and he uses social media to develop global on line peer to peer communities covering over 20,000 patients. He devises social media strategies around patient engagement. Michael mentors patients and their families; is a published author & professional speaker. He is the patient lead for #NHSSM, a facilitator for Centre for Patient Leadership & digital strategy advisor to The Patients Association & Oxford Transplant Foundation.