08:30 Registration & Coffee
09:00 Welcome / The Innovator’s Secret / Introductions
09:30 Guest Speakers & Demonstrations
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.
EpiCollect – Dr David Aanensen
EpiCollect is a generic mobile and web tool for smartphone / tablet data collection. Multiple geo-tagged data entries (eg questionnaires), along with other media available from the phone (photos etc), can be stored and synchronised with a central web server allowing multiple individuals to submit data to a particular project. http://www.epicollect.net allows anyone to setup a project, specify the type of questions and form fields they would like to collect (ie text / dropdown lists / check boxes etc), load their project onto multiple phones and start collecting data. At the project homepage all data can be viewed and downloaded using Google Maps/Earth along with charting of variables and filtering. EpiCollect is being used for projects ranging in diversity from cataloguing archaeological dig sites, biodiversity surveys, recording of street art, citizen science, resource mapping and animal and human disease surveillance in Africa.
David Aanensen is a bioinformatician in the School of Public Health, Imperial College London. His research focus is on the use and development of web applications for infectious disease microbiology.
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 allowed the participants to create the agenda for themselves instead of following a rigid agenda – Jonathan explained the “self-organizing” process called “Open Space”, and together we created the workshop agenda, as individuals shared 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
The challenges were posted on the walls for participants to vote on, and the final selection was made – assigning topics to rooms based on popularity.
11:30 Workshop Sessions
The group broke out in to the workshop rooms and brainstorm spaces to dive into the challenges they were most interested in tackling, and the real fun started! The workshops were facilitated with a light-weight touch to keep the discussions on track and the ideas structured. Participants were free to ‘vote with their feet’ throughout.
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) was 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 talked about his experiences and shared 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-grouped in the main room to share the ideas that bubbled-up in their workshop sessions & were selected for further development – this was 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. The ideas then returned to the rooms where they were hatched for further discussion and development.
14:30 Idea Development Sessions
This was the final break-out session of the day, and the focus turned to developing 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 facilitators encouraged 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 were available the whole afternoon – and participants were encouraged to take a break when they need one, and vote with their feet when they no longer felt like they were learning or contributing to the propositions.
16:00 Group Presentations
All of the ideas that took shape as propositions were invited on stage in a 2.5 minute pitch format. The energy in the room and eagerness to present were fantastic! As we continue to process all of the footage from the Nokia N8s we were loaned we will share some of the pitches with you, and talk more about the ideas that were developed.
17:00 Wrap-up & Next Steps
As you’ve gathered by now, it doesn’t end here. 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!
What Happens Next?
Support and mentoring will be provided for all working groups over the course of the summer, to reconvene for a Showcase event in the autumn. Meeting space for the ThinkCamp Working Groups is being provided by the Innovation Warehouse, the business growth platform in the City of London above Smithfield Market, and by the Mobile Applications Centre at Imperial College London.