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Webinar - The World of Apps: Digital Transformation In The NHS

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Join us in this Webinar Conversation between Hazel Jones,Andy Miah and Emma Rich on how young people are beginning to use apps to access their health care and well-being. They will look at what apps are being used and the impact on this on the NHS. How is the NHS responding to the Digital World?

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Increasingly many young people are turning to the digital world to find out about their health, find a doctor, engage on forums and use apps rather than visit traditional practices that they sometimes find unresponsive.

As consumers they are voting with their fingers rather than their feet, choosing to transact via mobile apps rather than retail parks and high streets.

Over 40 apps endorsed by the NHS have been proven to improve clinical outcomes, including apps connected to GP systems and prescription ordering.

The NHS has also developed a dedicated mobile health space called a Beta Developer Ecosystem, where app developers can submit their app for assessment, submit an enquiry and access the Digital Assessment Questionnaire.

Hazel will discuss with Andy and Emma the impact of these apps and also the longer-term vision to enable HCPs and patients to access trusted digital tools to improve health and wellbeing outcomes. Hazel Jones is Programme Director – Apps and Wearables, NHS Digital and she is responsible for helping to bring trusted apps into healthcare.

Professor Andy Miah, PhD is Chair in Science Communication & Future Media, in the School of Environment & Life Sciences, University of Salford, Manchester. Andy regularly interviews for a range of major media companies, which have included BBC’s Newsnight and Start the Week with Andrew Marr, ABC’s’ The 7:30 Review and CBC’s The Hour. Professor His research discusses the intersections of art, ethics, technology and culture and he has published broadly in areas of emerging technologies, particularly related to human enhancement.

Dr Emma Rich is a Reader/Associate Professor in the Department for Health at the University of Bath. Her research examines sport, physical activity and health education from a critical socio-cultural perspective. Over the past 15 years Emma been undertaking critical health research examining the relationship between the cultures, policies and practices of schools and young people’s health, wellbeing and identities. She is currently leading a research project funded by the Wellcome Trust ‘The Digital Health Generation.”