DHOx Blog

Latest news and views on digital health and health technology

  • Disruptive Healthcare Technologies

    Posted in Guest blog, General on Mar 10, 2017

    In this interview for the Horizon2020 website ahead of the Disruptive Technologies 2016 conference in London last year, Dave Fletcher, MD of White October and long time DHOx supporter discusses digital innovations in the healthcare space and how disruptive technologies stand to progress in this arena.

  • Newsletter - 1 March 2017

    Posted in Newsletter, General on Mar 01, 2017

    Newsletter containing details of the next DHOx workshop (on User Story Mapping), plus recent blog posts, and other Oxford or relevant external events.

  • Health Data in the Real World

    Posted in Workshop, Guest blog on Feb 27, 2017

    Health Data in the Real World Guest blog by Kellie Peters and Regina Lally, Databasix In October we were invited to deliver a workshop to Digital Health Oxford members on ‘Data in the Real World’. Our aim for the workshop was to provide delegates with an approach to understanding the healthcare data landscape in the UK that would assist them with their current/potential data projects/apps/research. Oh, and we offered to make it fun too! As there was the potential risk (you can tell that we were ex-project managers) of individuals falling asleep, we decided that this session was not going to...

  • Project Tide - from DHOx Hackathon to Clinical Trial

    Posted in Guest blog, Hackathon on Feb 01, 2017

    This blog is a repost, written by Cyan Collier, documenting the journey of Project Tide, which he started as a low-cost TB diagnostics project at a DHOx hackathon in June 2014, to now working with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in a clinical trial being conducted in Malawi and South Africa.

  • DHOx in 2016

    Posted in General on Jan 22, 2017

    2016 was a fantastic year for Digital Health Oxford, with a range of events and activities building on the previous 3 years. Alongside the growing community was a continued successful series of events, a number of new collaborations, and exciting work behind the scenes...

  • Supporting Diversity

    Posted in Newsletter, General on Jan 20, 2017

    You may have noticed the Diversity Charter logo on the Digital Health Oxford Meetup Page and here on the DHOx homepage. We've displayed this after signing up to the Diversity Charter, along with lots of other (predominantly tech-focused) communities, groups, businesses and individuals.

  • Defining Digital Health

    Posted in General on Dec 03, 2016

    When asked what digital health is, it isn't hard to find a huge number of definitions. It will mean different things to different people, depending on their expertise, experience and area of interest, or even geographical location. Rather, the interesting, and exciting, thing is the vast array of topics, work and possibility that are now open at this time.

  • Newsletter - 29 Nov 2016

    Posted in Newsletter on Nov 29, 2016

    Just a quick reminder of the DHOx events this week, plus news about a lunchtime seminar on 9th December, and a notice about applications for the Oxford Biodesign Short Programme.

  • Newsletter - 18 Nov 2016

    Posted in Newsletter on Nov 18, 2016

    There are a couple of great DHOx events coming up in the next couple of weeks. First is an evening seminar 'A Big Picture View of Digital Health', on Tuesday 29th November in Oxford Brookes. The speakers are Tracey Grainger, Head of Digital Primary Care Development at NHS England, and Dominic McKenny, Chief Information Officer at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust...

  • Workshop - Hardware Hacking for Health

    Posted in Workshop on Nov 06, 2016

    The first Hardware Hacking for Health: a Beginner's Guide workshop was held on 2nd November, brilliantly run by Cyan Collier, and concluding with a room full of people ready to take on his challenge at the start of the evening "to consider using hardware as well as software in (your) next project".

  • Newsletter - 5 Nov 2016

    Posted in Newsletter on Nov 05, 2016

    A wrap up from recent workshops, and details of upcoming workshop. Details of the next DHOx Seminar - "A Big Picture View of Digital Health". DHOx seminar videos from September and October now available. Plus news of other Oxford and external events...

  • New Website

    Posted in General on Oct 15, 2016

    It's great to now be able to launch the beta version of the new DHOx website. We've been working on redeveloping the website to allow for greater functionality and it's great to now be able to launch the beta version. Please drop us a line with any feedback, and keep an eye out for future updates (both content and functionality!).

  • Newsletter - 13 Oct 2016

    Posted in Newsletter on Oct 13, 2016

    Wrap up from UX and Co-design in Healthcare. DHOx Workshop Series (starting 19th Oct) - First session: "Health Data in the Real World". The Hill Pre-Incubator - Apply here (application deadline Sunday 16th Oct)...

  • UX and Co-design in Healthcare - 11 Oct 2016

    Posted in Seminar on Oct 03, 2016

    Details of the joint Digital Health Oxford and UX Oxford event next week - "UX and co-design in healthcare". Join us on Tue 11th October at 7pm at the Old Fire Station for brilliant talks from NHS Beta, OARS, Ctrl Group and Let's Talk FGM. It's our second joint event with UX Oxford and is also sure to be a fantastic opportunity to meet with people from their community of designers, user-experience experts and more...

  • Wrapup from OpenSource and OpenStandards, plus final call for TheHill Pitch Event

    Posted in Newsletter, Seminar on Sep 22, 2016

    A brief wrapup from last Monday's event on Open Source and Open Standards, plus final reminder to sign up for TheHill pitch event on Thursday.

  • OpenSource and OpenStandards in Healthcare - Mon 19th Sept

    Posted in Seminar on Sep 14, 2016

    It's a busy week next week, with a great DHOx evening event lined up on Open Source and Open Standards, at the Oxford Martin School on Monday 19th Sept at 6.30pm, and also the Pitch Event at The Hill, the final event of the summer events from Oxford's new Digital Health Ideas Lab...

  • Newsletter - 29 August 2016

    Posted in Newsletter on Aug 29, 2016

    Newsletter with details of the next event from TheHill, an opportunity to run Data Warehouse training in Kenya with Prof Mike English's team, a Research Fellowship in Big Data and global health at the George Institute, an opportunity at Open Health in Marlow, and a call from the Health Foundry, at the Guy's and St Thomas' Charity, for founding members, plus news of their upcoming Health Summit.

  • Wrapup from Wearable Tech Event & August TheHill Event

    Posted in Newsletter on Aug 03, 2016

    Thanks to everyone who came to last night's DHOx session on Wearables in Healthcare. I hope that you all found it as interesting and engaging as I did, and many thanks especially to our four fantastic speakers Aravind Ganesh, Alexa Chan, Keith Errey and Mark Brincat. A big shoutout is also due to Susan Graham for a wonderful job as MC for the evening, and for her help in curating and putting the evening together. For those of you who haven't already seen, or signed up for it, next week is the August event hosted by The Hill, focusing on "Building Healthcare Applications". For those who have...

  • Newsletter - 13 July 2016

    Posted in Newsletter on Jul 13, 2016

    A short newsletter with information about the latest innovation event from TheHill, including speakers from the Nuffield Dept of Surgical Sciences, Oxford University Innovation, and IBM Watson.

  • Newsletter - 6 July 2016

    Posted in Newsletter on Jul 06, 2016

    Call for DHOx speakers, and details of the next innovation event for The Hill, on 13th July.

  • Digital Health Hack - Spring 2016 - Open Data, Open Source and Open Standards

    Posted in Hackathon on May 07, 2016

    The Spring 2016 Digital Health Hack Weekend will be held on 7th and 8th May, with a focus of Open Data, Open Source and Open Standards.

  • Newsletter - 28 April 2016

    Posted in Newsletter on Apr 28, 2016

    DHOx upcoming events - Hack Weekend and Rapid Prototyping Workshop The countdown is on, and we've got a fun couple of weeks ahead with the Digital Health Hack Weekend on 7th and 8th May in the Oxford Launchpad and Rapid Prototyping workshop on 4th May. There are already some great ideas ready to be unleashed at the hack weekend, and if you haven't been to one before, they are a great, low-risk place to learn new skills, meet new people, and work collaboratively on problem solving. The weekend is absolutely open to anyone, regardless of background, with or without software, clinical or resea...

  • Newsletter - 23 Feb 2016 & R.I.P. Mark Stone

    Posted in Newsletter, General on Feb 23, 2016

    Newsletter with details of the upcoming Digital Health and Biodesign workshop, a survey on digital health capacity in the region by the Oxford AHSN, details of a job with SP & EE, a message from the Oxfordshire LEP about a digital health matching event, and some sad news about an incredible man and friend.

  • Oxford Seed Fund Launch & Work / Project Opportunities

    Posted in Newsletter on Dec 01, 2015

    Newsletter with details about the upcoming Oxford Seed Fund Launch, plus work and project opportunities with HealthUnlocked and OXCAHT.

  • DHOx at the Oxford eHealth & Big Data Showcase

    Posted in External on Aug 09, 2015

    It was fantastic to be invited to present a poster at the recent Oxford University Innovation & Oxford AHSN Technology Showcase 2015 in June 2015. The high quality talks displayed the fantastic range of projects in this field currently going on in Oxford...