HANDI Health Apps Conference 2015

Event Details
November 3, 2015 (All day) - November 4, 2015 (All day)
Hall 1 Birmingham NEC Birmingham
United Kingdom

HANDI Health Apps is the first national conference dedicated to health and care apps and lightweight digital tools to take place in the UK.  Now in its third-year this event is a “must attend” for app developers, health and care professionals, managers and commissioners and others seeking to understand how digital tools can support the delivery of efficient, patient centred care.

HANDI Health Apps will take place in Birmingham, UK, Nov 3-4, in Hall 1 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. It is co-hosted as part of the EHI live 2015 conference. EHI live is the UK's leading exhibition for digital health, hospital information and healthcare innovation. The event attracts visitors and delegates from around the UK, European countries, and beyond who are keen to learn from industry leaders and examine new technologies. Unlike previous years, this year’s the HANDI Health Apps "conference stream" has been placed in the main hall, which we hope will make it more accessible to show visitors. 

Speakers will cover the following themes:-

  • Wearables – We want to cover how apps are developing to take advantage of wearable technologies across the whole range of well-being, health and care.
  • Open Digital Ecosystems – We want to cover the emerging open ecosystems in UK health and care based on open standards, open interfaces and open data and how this makes it easier for app developers to build apps that interoperate and orchestrated to work with other parts of the digital ecosystem.
  • App Accreditation – We will cover recent developments in app accreditation including the NHS National Information Board’s new Assessment Model for Apps. An update on the British Standard Institute work on standards for health apps and developments around the medical devices directive, and the requirements for CE marking of many health and care apps.
  • App Case Studies – We want to feature a small number of app case studies, which are illustrative of the most innovative and interesting new developments in the health and care apps community.


  • Emily Macdonald - Founder of Digital Sophia
  • Rebecca Wassall, DDS - Lecturer, Researcher and Senior Community Dentist - Newcastle
  • Paul Cooper - Research Director, IMS Maxims
  • John Fox - Professor of Engineering Science and Cognitive Systems, Oxford University
  • Mark Salmon - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
  • Diamaid Crean - Deputy Director, Digital - Public Health England
  • Suma Surendranath - Professional Engagement Manager - Parkinsons UK
  • Andrew Mumford - Director - Octopus
  • Ewan Davis - Director and Co-Founder HANDI Health CIC, Director Woodcote Consulting
  • Ian McNicholl - Former GP, Independent Consultant - freshEHR Clinical Informatics Ltd
  • Tom Whicher - Founder, DrDoctor
  • Louise Rogerson - Director of Service Development - Intelesant
  • Rebecca McCarter - Learning & Teaching Development Officer – Bradford University Life Sciences
  • Tony Shannon, MD - Director- Leeds Care Record Programme, Director Frectal Ltd., and Director - Ripple Programme
  • Marcus Baw - General Practitioner, Emergency Physician, Healthcare IT Adviser
  • Rob Turpin - Healthcare Market Development Manager - British Standards Institution (BSI)
  • Charles Lowe - Managing Director - Digital Health And Care Alliance (DHACA)
  • Scott Hague - Owner & Development Director - Integrated Change
  • Amy Hardy, MD - Research Clinical Psychologist - Kings College London
  • Campbell Grant - Founder and CEO - Sitekit Group
  • Sarah Payne - My Cancer Assist - Delivering Cancer care through innovation
  • Saira Chowdhury, MD - Specialist Upper GI Oncology Dietician - Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation Trust

If you are able to help or have any suggestions, please email Jill Riley [email protected]

HHA exhibition area at EHI Live

In addition to the programme, the HANDI Village will be located in the same spot as last year. For those who wish to exhibit in this area, prices have been substantially reduced for organisations that fit into the HANDI programme or indeed the community.

If you are interested in knowing more please contact:-
Rob Hodge (Event sales manager) T: +44 (0) 779 551 0974 E: [email protected] or
Neil Hadland (Head of events) T: +44 (0) 788 778 0628 E: [email protected]