DISH (Digital & Innovation Skills Helix in Health) is a European project, which focuses on digital competencies needed among healthcare professionals when they need to apply new technological solutions in their work. The eHealth Cluster is a partner in the UK Triple Helix partnership of the DISH project, with Edge Hill University (EHU), and led by NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
In early December the DISH Consortium met in Liverpool for its third partners’ catch up. We discussed the newly agreed ‘concepts’ developed by the project partners – Learning Innovation Unit, On-the Job Training and Assessment – and looked forward to the next stage – applying these concepts in a learning environment. For part of the meeting we were also joined by our European Commission Project Officer.
As part of the two day programme, the partners also visited two cluster members – Citrus Suite and Milky Tea – to look at how gamification and apps can be part of the digitalisation of healthcare and how this can influence skill needs of healthcare workers.
Our venue for the two days was the Museum of Liverpool, which gave our guests (from Denmark, Norway, Spain, Belgium, Ireland, Germany and Poland) a great view of the rainy weather, as well as a central location to explore the city from.
The Consortium will meet again in June 2020 in Valencia, hosted by our project partners from Spain.