Medical apps: Mainstreaming innovation


Thursday 19 April 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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Telemedicine & eHealth Section


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The purpose of this meeting is to educate forward-thinking clinicians about the benefits of using medical apps to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. In view of the expectation that the NHS will have a primary care app tariff in place by next April the ITP), this event will focus on mainstreaming the use of apps within the health & care services.

About this event

The programme features heavyweight speakers that will cover all aspects of mainstreaming medical apps. We will have Alexia Tonnel a Director of NICE, and her opposite numbers from the MHRA to talk about endorsement and regulation, supported by eminent lawyer Julian Hitchcock and senior academic Prof Jeremy Wyatt. Hazel Jones, Operations Manager for NHS Digital, will describe the app assessment questionnaire they have developed; a panel of three assessment organisations will describe the process in practice.  Dr Richard Brady will give another of his excellent, amusingly presented talks on bad apps. Justin Walters will cover the ways apps can be used to change behaviour. We have two exemplars of app developers to describe their craft including a medically-cleared diagnostic app for professionals and a talk on using them to manage depression.


9.00 am


9.30 am


9.35 am

NICE's role in providing medical apps guidance

Alexia Tonnel, Director of Evidence Resources, NICE

10.05 am

Medical device regulation

Dr Neil McGuire, Clinical Director, Devices, MHRA and Joe Hagan-Brown, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, MHRA

10.30 am

Tea and coffee break

10.50 am

The NHS mHealth app assessment process

Hazel Jones, Programme Director - Apps and Wearables, NHS Digital

11.15 am

Bad apps - mistakes that can be dangerous

Dr Richard Brady, Department of Surgery, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

11.40 am

App assessment round table

Julie Bretland, Our Mobile Health and Liz Ashall-Payne, ORCHA and Brian Clancy, iQvia

12.20 pm


1.20 pm

Medical apps: The coming changes to the European and US regulatory regime, both for device and data protection regulations

Julian Hitchcock, Partner, Marriott Harrison LLP

2.20 pm

Professional medical diagnosis ... by app

Dr Lorin Gresser, CEO DEM DX

2.45 pm

Linking digital health and Big Pharma


3.10 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.30 pm

Getting the user interface right

Bruce Stanley, CEO xim

3.55 pm

The challenge and importance of measuring digital health effectiveness

Professor Jeremy Wyatt, Southampton University

4.20 pm

Using apps to encourage successful behaviour change

Justin Walters, CEO Ways of Eating

4.45 pm

'Share for mental health': A social science perspective on apps for managing depression

Nelya Koteyko, Reader in Applied Linguistics, Queen Mary University of London

5.10 pm

Closing remarks and completion of evaluation forms

5.15 pm

Close of meeting

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For information on this event, contact Kirsty HensonTel: 02072903918 Email: arrow