Digital health has come to the fore with the COVID pandemic. Some apps and digital strategies are welcome and we wish we had adopted them years ago – other initiatives are not so effective and we have concerns about how they will affect the healthcare we provide. There are many apps, some approved or recommended by the NHS but how can clinicians be confident that they are recommending something that is safe and evidence based? Moreover, what support is there to help clinicians understand and patients use the apps they are recommending.
In this webinar Professor Hilary Pinnock (a GP) will chair a case based discussion between Dr Phyllis Murphie (a consultant nurse) and Dr Io Hui (an engineer), both of whom studied respiratory digital health in their PhDs. Join the debate and find out what makes a good app and discover some tips and advice on what to look out for and what to avoid.
PCRS is grateful to The Burdett Trust for Nursing for the provision of an educational grant to support the Digital Technology webinar programme.
The Burdett Trust for Nursing has had no input into the development, content or selection of speakers of this webinar.
Io is a chartered engineer in digital health, specialised in intelligent system design, user adoption and adherence to technology. She has interdisciplinary background in technology and respiratory health, both in the industry and academia. She started her early career as an engineering consultant in intelligent system design and joined the University of Edinburgh in 2014, completed her PhD in 2018. She has developed and piloted a connected system to support asthma self-management, exploring the trust and user behaviours between artificial intelligence(AI), patients and clinicians in support self-management, and it’s clinical effectiveness to patients. She is experienced in piloting and implementing digital technology in primary care practices and hospitals.
Phyllis is a registered Specialist Respiratory Nurse currently working in primary care.
She left her secondary care Nurse Consultant post in 2020 aiming to take early retirement and perhaps purse a new role.
She completed a PhD at University of Edinburgh in 2021 in Telemedicine in Sleep Apnoea Syndrome and continues to be active in the research field.
She is also the Co- Lead for the Sleep Medicine Improvement workplan for the Scottish Government (Centre for Sustainable Delivery) and is also active as an Independent Respiratory Nurse Consultant.
Professor Hilary Pinnock is Professor of Primary Care Respiratory Medicine with the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research and the RESPIRE NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health, University of Edinburgh, and a general practitioner in Whitstable, Kent.
Her research interests include the delivery of care within the ‘real-life’ primary care setting including implementing self-management for asthma, telehealthcare for supporting management of respiratory disease, supporting people with COPD and depression to attend pulmonary rehabilitation, and supportive care for people with severe COPD.
She leads the education subgroup of the International Primary Care Respiratory Group. She is a member of the Guideline Development Group of the BTS/SIGN British asthma guideline and an associate editor of npjPrimary Care Respiratory Medicine.