My HealthKit Toolbox

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Traditionally we have relied on visits to our local medical services to monitor our general health, to diagnose and prescribe solutions when we feel a little unwell and to assist us in managing long term health conditions.

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About the event

At this half-day collaborative event taking place in Cambridge, we will challenge this new breed of capable commercial healthcare devices and platforms pitting them up against the established medical devices and robust data capture platforms, looking at aspects of usability and interoperability. From data sources to data storage, analysis and results to user feedback – the HealthKit toolbox is here, what will you build?

Register now to secure your place for this exciting afternoon of practical insight and collaboration.

The world is changing quickly and the younger generation especially are taking an active role in their personal health adopting wearable technology to monitor physiological changes and using social healthcare platforms for data comparison, support and for sharing experiences.

As health and fitness devices and platforms become mainstream their natural evolution will expand their capabilities challenging the traditional role of the medical device and pharmaceutical health platforms built around them. The younger generation will manage their personal health and fitness in a more convenient way using their smartphone as a gateway, with the expectation that the data captured will be stored, processed and displayed offering them wellbeing feedback together with the ability to share information with, family, friends and healthcare professionals alike.

Each speaker will present an innovative idea around issues including data storage/sharing, sensors, platforms, interoperability and paediatrics. Groups will then provide feedback to each speaker with the goal of creating a strategy for the realisation of the idea and to encourage cross discipline innovation.

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Hosted by TTP plc

TTP is an independent technology company where scientists and engineers collaborate to invent, design and develop new products and technologies.

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In Partnership with EAHSN

Our purpose at Eastern AHSN is to turn great ideas into positive health impact.

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In Partnership with Health Enterprise East

Health Enterprise East (HEE) is a leading NHS Innovation and Technology Consultancy based in Cambridge.

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Registration and networking over lunch


Introduction to Cambridge Wireless Healthcare SIG from Paul Winter of TTP


Welcome from the host, Richard Walker, Head of Wireless Communications Group, TTP Group


What the HealthKit is this?!; Steve Gowers, TTP Group

Steve explores the usability challenges as the line between personal fitness trackers and healthcare provision becomes increasingly blurred. With the number of apps and connected devices around the new Healthkit and Google fit platforms set to increase dramatically, how can we ensure patient safety and actually engage people to change behaviours?




Secure Collaboration and Communication for Health; Brian Whittle, Uniquedoc Ltd

The talk will cover the basic concept of Uniquedoc and the pain points in Health Care Communication we have been focused on solving. I will then discus next steps for Uniquedoc.




‘Patient-Controlled Records Disrupting Electronic Health Records; Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, CEO, Patients Know Best®

Electronic health records have the wrong architecture for integrated care. Patient portals are EHRs' well-meaning but still incorrect solution to integrated care. Patient-controlled records are the only answer. Yet Google, Microsoft and now Apple have fumbled the opportunity by leaving out the professionals. But the disruption of EHRs by PCRs has already happened – and this talk will show this with real-world examples




Refreshment and Networking


Health Apps - Will they save the NHS?; Julie Bretland, Founder, Our Mobile Health

This presentation will cover an overview of the health apps market and provide an insight into some of the innovations we’re seeing as well as some of the barriers to uptake and some potential solutions.




HealthSuite Digital Platform; Paul Thijssen, Philips

In order to connect systems (and devices) to seamlessly exchange health data across the continuum
of care, from professional healthcare delivery to remote continuous personal health solutions, Philips
has launched HealthSuite Digital Platform, an open ecosystem of connected mobile and sensorenabled
devices. In this talk I will give a high level overview of this platform and use it as a basis to
discuss insights.




Introduction to Group Sessions by Rob Blake of Philips

 Group A: The young drive fitness and healthcare future - Facilitated by Paul Winter
 Group B: “OK Madam I’ve input your results into my app, let me confirm the diagnosis
with my colleague in Brazil” - Facilitated by Rob Blake
 Group C: The electronic medical record is dead; long live the patient controlled medical
record - Facilitated by Peter Ferguson
 Group D: Building the future HealthSuite Platform - Facilitated by Michael Barkway


Group Session One


Change Group Session


Group Session Two


Comfort Break


Group Reports from the Facilitators and Open Discussions


Closing Remarks from Rob Blake of Philips Research


Fill in Evaluation Forms and Event Closes


Mohammad Al-Ubaydli

Julie Bretland - Founder, Our Mobile Health

Steve Gowers - Human Factors & Design, TTP plc

Paul Thijssen - Senior System Architect, Philips Research Laboratories

Brian Whittle - Head of Business Development, UniqueDoc

SIG Champions

Peter Ferguson - Director of Connected Health, Capgemini UK plc

Michael Morgan-Curran - CEO, Asclepius MedTech Ltd

Michael has a successful track-record in ethical pharmaceuticals, medical technologies and digital therapeutics. Working with some of the world’s best-known pharmaceutical, life science, medical device, telecoms and research organisations across EMEA, US and Latam, he has built and led teams accountable for market intelligence, strategy, marketing and commercialisation, product design, regulation and market authorisation, pharmacovigilance, clinical trial development, clinical effectiveness and health economics.

As CEO of start-up Asclepius MedTech Ltd; he and his team are building a platform for use in pre- and post-operative surgical assessment to support clinicians and surgical teams ameliorate shared decision-making and stratify patient care.

Daniel Nickalls - Consultant, TTP plc

Daniel is a TTP project leader focussed on decentralized healthcare solutions including the detection and treatment of chronic conditions at home. These projects cover the entire development lifecycle, from early-stage ideation and opportunity validation, through proof-of-concept development, to regulated device development for large-scale manufacture. Daniel particularly enjoys combining engineering insights, rigorous human-centred design and thorough business case validation to realise effective solutions.

Laurence Weir - Freelance, Unaffiliated

Since graduating in Engineering from Cambridge University in 2006, Laurence has worked for Broadcom, Cambridge Mechatronics, Illumina and PA Consulting, and Plextek Services Ltd. Due to the range of sectors Laurence has worked in, from smartphone technology to DNA sequencing, he has an appreciation for the different skills and expertise required to deliver multi-disciplinary engineering projects, as well as the applicable regulatory environments that exist. His experience in business development is coupled with technology leadership on projects and practical engineering delivery.

Mick Withers - SVP Commercial Business Development, Plextek

Involved in Technology consulting around Cambridge for the last 34 years, Previous roles include Managing Director at Sagentia, as well as a couple of stints at TTP, and 5 years helping TeraView transition from a startup to a product company. Now I am charged with helping Plextek diversify its service offering into the Commercial (i.e. non-defence) space.

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TTP, Melbourn Science Park, Melbourn Hertfordshire, SG8 6EE

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