Cardiff, 25 Jan 2015

Held at the Hadyn Ellis Building in Cathays, Cardiff, and organised by Dr Anne-Marie Cunningham.

Photo by Paul Clarke ©


General-Purpose Medium Timescale Messaging system with High Reliability

A system that sends alerts to humans in timescale 30 - 120 minutes. Common, simple data input. Available for other systems or developers. Range of outputs: SMS, voice call, email, fax. Fails-safe: i.e. when it has failed, the initiator of the alert knows about the failure soon enough to move safely to another strategy.

Martyn Read, University Hosp, Cardiff @MsrREAD; Ian Hammond, Criticall; Stuart Mackintosh, OpusVL

ANGEL Murmuration

How to capture intuitive clinical decisions in real time in a way that doesn't interfere with the (sophisticated but delicate) cognitive process. The decisions are influenced by 5 underlying factors, or signifiers, that all clinicians use instinctively. The 5 signifiers sit on simple scale of 1 simple to 5 chaotic. The scores are added to create a total from 5 to 25, but more importantly the numbers create a pattern that matches the original intuition. This can be captured over time to show change, monitor safety, trigger communications, measure demand and demonstrate individual and collective patient outcomes.

Matt Wyatt (interfering with starlings) Lindsey Fallow (coding witchcraft) Warren Fauvel (sexy engineering) Michael Corbett (social inspiration) Gareth Morlais (sanity checking) Dr Jasjit Kaur Atwal (clinical rudder) @complexwales @betabetic @warrenof @jasjitkauratwal @kobb @digitalst

Wales Coast Path Large Group Participation

A visual tool based on the Wales Coast Path Aimed at large groups to allow them to manage signup, walking and completion of the path. This supports NHS Public Health priorities to promote exercise to improve health.Promoting healthier lifestyles through walking Aimed at large groups - managing the 1400km Using visual map of sections available, signup and completion Fits with Public Health Priorities of NHS Wales Aimed at extending access and involvement for all abilities

Joseph Redfern - chief coder Lorenzo Berger - coding Dyfrig Williams - support and UX Ena Lloyd - support and UX Chris Bolton - support and UX @whatsthepont

Cardiff Community Informatics Network

(not presenting) Finding and graphically displaying time series data for a range of health indicators to show trends for the health of people in Cardiff - as a base for a discussion about action planning. Makes use of the Semantic Mediawiki platform. Next step - to dynamically link the wiki to the external datastores and give users an interactive interface

Paul Byers Yasmine Boudiaf Matt D @cdfcinet @YasmineBoudiaf

Virtual Microscope

VirtualMicroscope is a Python/Django application to view, navigate and annotate very high-resolution images. It was created at New York University School of Medicine for viewing medical slides for teaching and research purposes, where it has proved very successful, but in the basic principle is suitable for exploring any high-resolution images - from astronomy, museum collections, specialised photographic applications and so on. The application makes use of image tiling (and specifically, Google Maps's implementation of this, though other tiling systems could be used) to make it possible to view and zoom into images tens or even hundreds of GB in size. In medicine and science, a virtual microscope relieves pressure on laboratories and equipment, and makes it possible to to collaborate remotely - without needing to transport precious slides or colleagues. More generally, the technology simply makes it possible to view huge images.

Aled Owen Christopher Marshall Daniele Procida Fabio Natali Geraint Palmer James Tancock Vincent Knight @krystofam @drvinceknight @fnstudio

Improving inpatientpatient lists at King's College Hospital - PRUH Site

Health Explorer Wales

Framework for visualisation of temporal and multivariate health data across wales. Focus on sustainability and extensibility of project.

Charles Boutaud Annalisa Esposito Pooja Dantewadia Nikita Vashisth William Wilberforce Webberley Matthew Williams Glyn Mottershead Martin Chorley @CBoutaud, @NikitaVashisth, @Idioteque90, @PoojaDante, @egrommet, @flyingsparx, @voxmjw, @martinjc


Medical students in hospital can often find themselves without any formal teaching arranged. Although informal teaching may be taking place throughout the hospital, students are often unaware of where this is happening. Medboard connects healthcare professionals who want to teach and students who want to learn. Sessions are added by healthcare professionals about an event that is happening in the near future. This is added to a real-time database of learning opportunities which students can access. Students who are keen to attend then have the option of signing up to attend a particular session.

Ben Sharif and Yousef Ibrahim @bsharif @yos_ms

Gwyb - Healthcare Notification System

GWYB is a multilingual notification system, configured by patient or their nominated representative, that allows for complex multichannel information exchange in response to triggering events like attending a health or care facility, such as Accident & Emergency or calling an ambulance. Built on the existing, open source technology of OpenEHR, and developed from the beginning with input from patients, GWYB aims to deliver important, personalised clinical information to care givers when it is most needed. Team GWYB believe that this system could deliver, from day one, significant improvements in care for vulnerable patient groups.

Sam Knight Steve Walford Ian McNicoll Ian Stevens Hildegard Franke Dan Bayley Dr Keith Grimes @samknight @stevewalford1@ianmcnicoll @hildegardfranke @danielbayley80 @keithgrimes

Zombie drag racer

RhiannanalyseMe / SAAAS

Visual Press

Medict is a Chrome extension that automatically translates any medical jargon you find on the web. Short, simple definitions show up when you hover over underlined words. Translations provided by NHS Choices.

The HEMA Biosciences Team @hemavault


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