Part or our remit is to arrange exploratories, which are large workshops that bring together diverse stakeholders (e.g. academics, business, industry and technology experts, health and social care practitioners, designers, NHS service users, carers, charities, policy makers etc.) to explore questions too large for one party to find an answer to. Exploratories are also used to:
During our exploratory workshops we utilise different formats and methodologies to capture, and actively stimulate, innovative thinking and the demand for solutions and novel, user-driven approaches.
As well as our large exploratories, we can also organise smaller, tailor-made workshops on request. The purpose of these could be to help an organisation conceptualise or tackle a problem in a different way, or to simply find out more about the innovation process of the DHI.
We recently organised a workshop on e-Prescription services for the National Services Scotland e-prescription team. The task was to find out “how to remove paper from the prescription services in Scotland.” To kick this off our team carried out research into different e-prescription services around the world, presenting examples of systems which have removed paper from the prescription systems. The participants, working in smaller groups, were then given a series of questions and ranking exercises to help them identify what types of barriers there were in the Scottish prescription service to remove the paper and help them think how these barriers could be removed.
The DHI fund annually a number of masters-level studentships within digital health and care at different HEI's in Scotland. As part of the funding activity, we arrange a face-to-face student meeting/conference to give the DHI-funded students an opportunity to meet up, network, present their work, discuss issues and opportunities, as well as learn about the DHI and the opportunities for aligning their Masters work with these issues and opportunties. There’s also some limited availability for student mentoring at the DHI.
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