MC ThinkCamp – mHealth – June 3rd, 2011

Mobile & Digital Innovation for Health

Friday June 3rd, 2011 – Wallace Space St Pancras, London


8:30  Registration, Breakfast & Coffee

09:00  Welcome / The Innovator’s Secret / Introductions

09:30  Guest Speakers & Demonstrations

Power to the Patient – Dr. Mohammad Al-Ubaydli

In 2008, Mohammed founded Patients Know Best, a website that gives patients online access to their medical data. “Our software lets patients teach their doctors how to treat them…They can access their own medical notes, monitor their health, and exchange health information securely with doctors in real time. That’s when you have the patient and doctor working as a team.” The site is free to NHS patients, and organisations such as Bupa and the Thalidomide Trust are also starting to offer access.

Mohammad has over 15 years of experience in medical software. He trained as a physician at the University of Cambridge; worked as a staff scientist at the National Institutes of Health; and was a management consultant to US hospitals at The Advisory Board Company. Patients Know Best was featured in Wired magazine’s March 2011 issue. Watch their lecture series at the Royal Society of Medicine, led by Dr Richard Smith, former editor of the British Medical Journal.

Wellnote – Dr Henry Lee & Dave Taylor

The handy Wellnote app is the brainchild of Ara Darzi, professor of surgery at St Mary’s Hospital, London, and chairman at Imperial College London’s Institute for Global Health Innovation. The app helps you find local health services and rate them, manage your medication and medical history, and catch up on the latest health news.The app’s information is licensed directly from the NHS Choices database and refreshed daily. Wellnote is available for free for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Henry Lee is training as a Surgeon in London and studied medicine at the University of Wales College of Medicine. He holds an academic post at Imperial College London and is researching the way that measure of wellbeing can be used for policy purposes.

Dave Taylor MSc MBCS is Programme Lead for Virtual Worlds and Medical Media at Imperial College London. He has over 25 years’ management experience in application product development, marketing and support – much of which was gained in collaboration with Adobe Systems, Pixar and Apple Computer.

Bridging the Gap in the Developing World – Dr. Adesina Iluyemi

Adesina is an executive board member and a co-chair of the Global Health Commission of the NEPAD Council, a non-profit organization. His expertise lies in mHealth and Telemedicine innovation and policy development. He has in the past collaborated with influential international multilateral, organizations such as the WHO, UN, ITU, and the Commonwealth Secretariat. He is a Fellow and Council member Telemed & eHealth Section of the RSM England, and a co-founder and executive director of MODISE; an initiative working to bring low-cost connected mobile diagnostics to developing countries.

10:30 Open Space Session – Creating the Agenda

Facilitator – Jonathan Macdonald

The Open Space technique will allow the participants to create the agenda for themselves instead of following a rigid agenda – Jonathan will explain the “self-organizing” process called “Open Space”, and together we will create the workshop agenda, as individuals share their challenges, questions, issues & inspirations.

Jonathan MacDonald is a respected thought-leader and entrepreneur in communications. He is the co-founder of business and marketing consultancy, this fluid world which helps organisations achieve superior performance and identify new sources and vehicles of growth. Jonathan is also the co-founder of Every Single One Of Us.

11:00 Coffee Break / Marketplace

When all issues have been posted, participants sign up to the individual sessions by writing their names on one choice for the first session and another (or the same) for the second session.

11:15 – 12:00 First Workshop Session 12:10 – 12:55 Second Workshop Session

Individuals go to the Workshop rooms assigned to their selected challenges – time to start digging in! The workshops will be facilitated with a light-weight touch to keep the discussions on track and the ideas structured. The goal is to be able to share a series of 2 minute pitches at the end of the day.

For the second Workshop Session, participants can choose a new area to delve into in a new break-out room, or ‘export’ their current discussion to one of the open spaces to be worked on further. Participants are free to ‘vote with their feet’ throughout. The goal is to leave the Workshop Sessions with some tangible ideas for solutions + courses of action, to be developed further during the afternoon.

13:00   Lunch 

13:30  Practical Tips for Innovators, Q&A  – David Doherty

During the second half of the lunch break, a  ’Doctor’s Surgery’ (sorry, we couldn’t resist) will be held in the main room to discuss the practical ins and outs of developing and launching mHealth apps and services. David Doherty, the Founder of 3G Doctor will talk about his experiences and share his insights into launching new products & services in the Healthcare Industry. Participants developing mHealth applications are invited to join the Q&A afterwards to share their experiences as well.

David began his studies in Medicine at University College Hospital in London before leaving to research and design a remote care solution that would provide patients with a means of private and economical access to the attentions of an informed registered Doctor. 3G Doctor is  the the worlds first service to enable the public to video consult with General Medical Council registered Doctors at anytime and from anywhere using a 3G Video Mobile. David also set up and moderates the 900+ member mHealth networking group on Linkedin, and blogs about the mHealth opportunity at mHealth Insight.

14:00  Group Check-in / Marketplace

All participants re-group in the main room to share the ideas that bubbled-up in their workshop sessions & have been selected for further development – this is the chance to ‘recruit’ for the skills or insight needed to move the idea forward, take the opportunity to cross-over to new discussions, or to converge ideas that fit well together. Where possible, ideas will return to the rooms where they were hatched and will otherwise be assigned new spaces.

14:30   Idea Development Sessions

This is the final break-out session of the day, and it’s time to focus on turning the idea into a proposition with a clear action plan to be taken beyond the day – the what, who, how, where, when and why… but also the what-next.

About half way through the session the facilitator will encourage everyone to do a few test pitches within the group to check for weak spots, allowing for time to recruit new insight and experience if need be.

Coffee and refreshments will be available the whole afternoon – participants are encouraged to take a break when they need one, and vote with their feet when they no longer feel like they are learning or contributing to the propositions.

16:00   Group Presentations

All of the ideas that have tangibly taken shape as propositions are invited on stage in a 2.5 minute pitch format.  You are welcome to use props, powerpoint, mobile phones – anything that helps tell the story. All participants are invited to join ad hoc Working Groups around the ideas that they would like help move forward beyond the event – help develop the proposition further, help it over hurdles it will face, provide advice when required, or even become part of the Development Team to take it all the way to working proto-type!

17:00   Wrap-up & Next Steps

As you’ve gathered by now, it doesn’t end here, and we’ll be talking about the KickStart event in the Fall which will showcase the Working Group outcomes.



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