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27/01/2013 11:18:22What's in my fridge?Omer Saeed, Jim Blundell (@jeblundell), Ayesha Garrett (@londonlime), Nick Smith (@nimasmi)standard projectA marketplace for laboratory stockDatabase driven webapp for keeping an inventory of chemicals, reagents, antibodies etc in lab fridges. Users can browse by lab, room and fridge to see what's in their inventory, and can search too.

The purpose is to allow browsing and searching of other labs' fridges, so that an expensive, but little-used chemical can be shared or sourced nearby, rather than individual labs duplicating their stock. Additional benefits include email alerts when stock is nearing expiry, and also sending out emails to staff of other nearby labs to say that the stock needs using up!
http://jeblundell.org/whatsinmyfridge/Code: https://github.com/nimasmi/whatsinmyfridgeall of themIt's better to keep the money within the NHS rather than giving it to multi-million pound consumable companies.
27/01/2013 11:22:21nhshd-videohack@robdykedotcomstandard projectvideo consultations for assisted livingVideo conferencing is so QIPPing hot right now with the NHS CB and DH falling over themselves to encourage the use of Skype for Doctor/Patient consultations.

Skype has problems - it requires installs of software and a Microsoft account... And how about recording the consultation for 'training and quality purposes' or maybe embedding the video in the into the clinical record? These things are not possible with the current technologies the NHS uses (Skype, Cisco webex).

Additionally video meeting software is not very 'accessible'; the tech usually excludes people who make use of screenreaders or other tech to make the interwebs accessible to them.

Our hack enables browser based video consultations that are easily booked by a patient.

We have tried to built a solution that would work with the processes in a practice too, with the work flow of booking an appointment for an in-person consultation replicated for the video consultation.

The opensource software we have used has lots of functions to support people with those specific accessibility needs needs.

A patient requests an appointment from a list of slots published by the practice; the practice receptionist/administrator acknowledges and books the appointment; the clinician (Doctor / Practice Nurse) then holds the video consultation.

The consultation can include document sharing - e.g. for images of scans or PDFs of test results - as well as screensharing to allow for the clinical system to be viewed too.

Additionally the entire conference can be recorded with the video stored for later retrieval by the patient and the clinician. We could even send the whole file as a coded-CDA document using NHS integration standards to another clinical system!

all of themvideo conferecing is broken, lets hack a better solution.
27/01/2013 11:26:55NHS website technology audit@colinwren, @rjmunro, @marianamota, @hjonesdesignstandard projectOverview of technology used by NHS websitesThe NHS website technology audit project looks to see what technology is being used by the NHS to give patients to information online. We parsed 166 acute trust NHS websites and using Python logged the technical details of the websites.

We then used this data to compile an overview of the technology used on NHS websites allowing NHS web developers and designers as well as the people that commission NHS web products to see how the rest of the NHS are doing and use this to innovate, or most likely to feel safer in their decisions.

We'd like to build on this project to include accessibility information that would allow us to log font sizes used, contrast of text on background, how mobile and screen friendly a website is and if Google translate is being used and configured correctly.
http://rjmunro.github.com/accessibility-scraper/all of themTo provide those who commission NHS websites an overview of what they are up against so they can drive down costs and see which trusts are using technologies they'd like to use
27/01/2013 11:32:35MutoUK@simon_penny @amcunningham @create_together @cdalgetystandard projectMuto is a new way for health activists to find each other and connect using their existing social network platformsMuto means to change, shift or exchange. We intend Muto to enable health activists to change the lives of others for the better, but shifting attitudes towards health and well being by exchanging knowledge and ideas.

We wanted to create a simple directory which could be used by health activists, both inside and outside the NHS, in order to find people with similar interests and connect. Importantly we didn't want to invent a new social network platform, but simply provide a directory which would bring back details of activists with similar interests within your geographic location, and also a Twitter ID, Facebook profile, and LinkedIn profile which members can use to have their conversations.

Essentially this is a simple directory of people who you want to connect with. The beauty of this tool is it's simplicity. We aren't going to sell your personal details, we aren't going to sell advertising space, but we are going to enable you to find people just like you, who want to make a difference. All we ask is that you create a MutoUK profile, tell us what you are interested in, and we will do the rest.
Http://mutouk.orgGoogle Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/198AegKsuPPm1Zj2Nq02Tke4USIAAiHw1GYshGe_fmjA/mobilebasic
all of themSocial networking platforms exist, but aren't always searchable in the way you want them to be. We wanted to change that.
27/01/2013 11:39:11SharpScartch@wai2k, @maryacaman,@gerhardlazu, @szywonstandard projectCollaborative platform for helping healthcare professionals perform safer and more effective clinical procedures whilst maximising patient experience.The mantra of 'see one, do one, teach one' in performing routine but potential dangerous and uncomfortable medical procedures pervade the culture of the medical profession. Often the least experience person gets supervised by the second least experience person after of which they no longer get observed for the rest of their careers.

Whilst guides and videos are available on the internet, there is currently no platform that allows health care professionals to exchange tips and tricks on improving their technique towards safer and more effective procedures whilst maximising patient comfort. Sharpscratch.org aims to address this need.
all of themNoBecause too many patients suffer unnecessary pain and repeat procedures
27/01/2013 11:39:27Active LetterCharlie Crichton, Grant Vallance, Andrew Tsui, Jonathan Kay, Anna (GP advisor)standard projectA system for improving continuity of care when patients are discharged to GP care. Patients are frequently discharged to GP care with conditions with which the GP may not be familiar, and with the need to carry out further investigations and monitor progress.

This hack builds on the existing process of discharge documentation. It provides extra advice for the clinician and patient (via text and hyperlinks). It integrates task management and responsibility for the on-going care as well as providing a comprehensive list of appropriate people to contact.

It is designed to be applicable irrespective of where and how the letter is generated and to can easily be integrated into current live GP systems.

Technology includes: XML, XML databases, javascript rendering, QR codes, and human readable documentation.
http://cg2.cs.ox.ac.uk:8080/exist/apps/activeletter/all of themTo improve continuity of patient care.
27/01/2013 11:48:49CellcountrWai Keong (@wai2k), Duncan Brian (@haematologic), Oliver Madge, Craig Loftus, Martin Green, James Clemence (@jvc26) standard projectA web-based platform for aiding interpretation of bone marrow aspirate quickly and accuratelyMorphological examination of bone marrow aspirates is a cornerstone of the diagnostic work-up in the practice of haematology. The process of producing a diagnostic report involves microscopy for cell identification, performing of a differential cell count and interpretating these findings in parallel with established diagnostic criteria. The current process requires multiple steps including the use of manual counters, error-prone transcriptions and calculations, and the ready availability of multiple sources of printed and electronic reference material.

Morphological examination of bone marrow aspirates is a cornerstone of the diagnostic work-up in the practice of haematology. The process of producing a diagnostic report involves microscopy for cell identification, performing of a differential cell count and interpretating these findings in parallel with established diagnostic criteria. The current process requires multiple steps including the use of manual counters, error-prone transcriptions and calculations, and the ready availability of multiple sources of printed and electronic reference material.
all of themNoTime consuming repetitive and specialised skill that currently involves repetitive procedures and reference images that are not designed to aid diagnosis.
27/01/2013 11:50:19QuicklogConrad Lee (@ckwl1), Michael George, Roy Lines (@roylinesuk), James Bloomer (@bigdumbobject), Kieran Gutteridge (@kgutteridge), Andrew Vizorstandard projectRapid procedures log applicationLogging clinical procedures is an important aspect of continued professional development. It is especially important for junior doctors to be able to record their achievements and progress. However, the current logging system on e-portfolio is time consuming, and is not designed to be used on the go in a busy ward environment.

The Quicklog mobile app, is an application designed for both IOS and Android platforms. Updating your logbook is as quick and easy as sending a tweet. The mobile application is capable of working offline, and will sync to the cloud when network is available. This allows data backup and detailed analysis of logged procedures and performance.

Other features include:
- Self rating system
- Log procedure success and failures
- Immediate self reflection
- Customisable procedures list
http://quicklog.herokuapp.com/all of themnoPoor representation of true amount of procedural skills and competencies on the e-portfolio
27/01/2013 11:52:46Dementia Scrapbook@drdoctorappstandard projectAn app that connects people with dementia to their memories, friends and familyFor people living with dementia (and related conditions), it can be extremely valuable to provide audio and visual cues to help stimulate recognition and memory, easing distress and improving quality of life. This app was hacked together to allow family and friends to contribute to a virtual scrapbook of memories and provide an easy to use touch interface that can be used by carers or people themselves.

This is a lite version with much more potential functionality to include. It is demonstrated using the well known Simpson family.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f7fKiDWEXedUdbWy-aP0Ve4cf9AwxTe0Ea6qckRmX5Q/edit?pli=1all of themIts simple, scalable, open and free. 800, 000 people are esti wt3d to suffer from dementia at the moment in the uk.
27/01/2013 11:56:16Who Cares?@inglesp @qofdatabase Tomstandard projectIdentify GP, community and social services that service a particular address.Community services are increasing delivered to a specific geographical region. A single GP surgery may have to communicate with a number of separate teams each of which cares for their patients within a distinct geographical area. There are likely separate teams for nursing, mental health and even social services.
These areas are typically set locally, either by description (down Broad Street and left onto County road etc) or physically drawn onto a paper map. They can also change with each reorganisations.
This is a dataset that does not exist in electronic form at the moment. This project delivers an easy to use website to define an area. This could be used by a local team leader and needs no special knowledge or software.
The demo allows shows the precedure for drawing a new area quickly and easily.
We have also preloaded some data about GP (very roughly remembered) practice boundaries to allow a patient to find a GP practice in Swindon. Clicking on an area shows which practice areas which that point is within. The patient can then click through the the practice details on NHS Choices. In future versions this could list the phone number or email address of the surgery or community team directly.
All code, libraries and even the map data are open source.
http://inglesp.github.com/nhshackday/Inspired by mapit.mysociety.comall of themNoI am fed up that it can take three phone calls to find the right person to talk to.
27/01/2013 11:56:28Open Prescribing@thatdavidmiller @symroe @bmcjamin @simon_filmsstandard projectOpen prescribing data API & HFC Inhaler visualisationsBuilding on the IC Open prescribing dataset, we've built some nifty dynamic visualisation tools and helped out the Campaign to Change Inhaler Prescribing Patterns in the process.prescriptions.openhealthcare.org.ukall of them
27/01/2013 11:56:53OpenHeartBill.Aylward (bill.aylward@openeyes.org.uk), Mark Wadham (@m4rkw), Philip Brook, Charlie Butcher, Jamie Neil, Tim Knowles (@knowlesarian) standard projectUse of the OpenEyes framework to create a cardiology EPRMany Cardiology procedures especially angiography require a visual representation (or road map) of the arteries supplying the patient's heart. At some trusts this is recorded as an annotated pen diagram, which is then transcribed three times by other clinical staff with different levels of knowledge, who may or may not be able to interpret the diagram. This is extremely problematic from a data quality and efficiency perspective. The accuracy of this data is crucial both for documentation and continuity of care by providing relevant and timely discharge information to GPs.

We wanted a simple tool for recording the patient journey from the initial treatment of their heart attack in angiography suite and their ongoing ward

OpenEyes is a sophisticated open source electronic patient record for Ophthalmology, which is in use at Moorefields Eye Hospital. It has an advanced clinical drawing package to enable ophthalmologists to record clinical findings and eye operations. OpenEyes also provides a fully integrated electronic patient record including core components such a prescribing and clinical correspondence. So many of the aspects of the patient journey involve a common workflow that is specialty independent. Utilising the open source nature of OpenEyes Framework we were able to produce a prototype cardiology EPR.

We hope this example demonstrates the benefits of an agile open development paradigm. This modular approach can easily be replicated for other specialties and allow integration with existing local workflows.

all of themProof of concept:Bespoke Open Source EPR frameworks can be adapted to any speciality
27/01/2013 11:56:56NHS Commissioning Data Mailer@razatoosy @JackUklejastandard projectSplices Commissioning Data based on Practice Code and Emails via NHS.net to respective surgeriesThe Problem.
There is a real need for GPs to get commissioning patient level data. At the moment commissioning data is obtainable but at a CCG/PCT level. For GPs to get this level of data, admin have to manually cut, copy and past spreadsheets containing commissioning data and email these as attachments to each GP surgery which is very time consuming.

Our Solution
To provide a front end application for commissioning admin to email spliced up surgery level commissioning patient data automatically via nhs.net. The user simply adds the Subject, Body, link to the Data File and clicks on send. The link between the surgeries and emails are stored in a csv file in the install location which can be editable.
https://github.com/jtu100/NhsCommissioningMailerall of themNoTo help the administrative burden of Commissioning Admin
27/01/2013 12:02:39Who Funded?@doismellburning,@ajamesphillips, @je4dstandard projectWho's funded your doctor's trials?Who's funding your doctor? If they've run a clinical trial, then based on data from the UK Clinical Research Network, we'll tell you what it was, and who sponsored / funded them.

It might not mean a conflict of interest, but it's important data we feel should be more visible.
http://whofunded.nhshd.moorhensolutions.co.uk/all of them
27/01/2013 12:06:14CCGseeAndy South, Chris Martin, Rob Aldridge, Barry Rowlingsonstandard projectOnline viewer for Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) boundaries and data.An online user interface allowing users to view maps of Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) boundaries and associated data.

Allows easy access to boundaries and visualisation of attribute data (population, number of practices), by choropleth maps, bubble maps and tables. User can zoom in on regions.

May (if fixed in time!) allow users to upload and visualise their own data referenced by CCG codes.

Programmed entirely in R using Shiny.

Code available (nearly?) in Github. https://github.com/AndySouth/nhsAdminAreasGUI3/

The components will be used for future epidemic modelling.
Flexible to accommodate other boundaries in future.
http://glimmer.rstudio.com/southandy/nhsAdminAreasGUI4all of them
27/01/2013 11:57:35OportfolioLJ (@_elljay_) Ed (@podmedicsed) Nick (@ntoll) George (@ghickman) Les (@ldrewery) Jeremy (@iHiD) Robin (@nottrobin) Eleanor (@_elsouth) Bernard (@ho_bernie) Helga (@sharkli)standard projectoprtfolio: like eportfolio but doesn't suckDoctors from medical school to retirement need to track their professional development for multiple purposes: personal goal setting, annual appraisal and revalidation. An ePortfolio is a space to collate all the different types of evidence for these purposes.

E-Portfolio is broken. It is an unintuitive walled garden with no interoperability or flexibility. It fails to capture real-time workplace-based learning and reflection-in-action. Furthermore, it steals time from activities of true educational and medical value.

The commissioning and procurement process is opaque, complex and disempowering for trainees. We believe that the success of a future sustainable eportfolio system for all doctors, irrespective of speciality or stage of career depends on an open and inclusive platform. Openness is the mechanism to guarantee value for money, future-proofing and true support for a doctor's lifelong learning. Fully documented and open API, web app, iOS app and android app.
http://oportfol.io/Background: http://nhseportfoliorevolution.wordpress.com/
github: https://github.com/doctorsonrails/o_portfolio_api
Blog: http://ntoll.org/article/nhsitfubar (developer's experience of trying to scrape current NHS ePortfolio) - related to Hackday Liverpool.
all of themNo Better trained, better motivated doctors = better patient care.