26th February, 2020

Three DigitalHealth.London Accelerator and two Launchpad companies have made it to the final of this year’s Digital Health Rewired Pitchfest.

Just 16 of 95 applicants have been selected to participate in the 2020 Pitchfest taking place at the Digital Health Rewired Exhibition and Conference on 4th March. Three of the finalists are from the current cohort of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme, while two are in the Launchpad programme:

Accelerator Pitchfest finalists:

Ortus-iHealth – A virtual outpatient clinic platform, consisting of an app and web-based portals which combine appointment management, video consultations, remote monitoring, and patient-reported outcome questionnaires. 

Medicspot – A network of remote GP clinics, or Medicspot “stations”, that patients can visit to talk to a doctor via a video link and be examined remotely using diagnostic devices.

Lifebox health – A medical software company which digitises patient assessment for surgery.

Launchpad Pitchfest finalists:

Medwyse – An Artificial Intelligence Platform which saves clinicians time by answering clinical questions that would normally require a clinical knowledge search.

Thalamos – A bespoke software solution for completing Mental Health Act forms digitally, across devices.

The winner will have the opportunity to have their innovation tested and scaled as part of the CW Innovation Programme at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Chris Chaney, Chief Executive of CW+ (the charity of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) and co-lead of CW Innovation, said: “With nearly 100 Pitchfest entries, there is clearly no shortage of ideas and passion in creating innovations that can deliver high-impact improvements to patient care.

“The range of entries from early start-ups and entrepreneurs – from chatbots for doctors to digital therapeutic tools for digestive health to cloud-based quality assessments for imaging – have been impressive. It was genuinely tough to choose sixteen finalists.”

Yinka Makinde, Programme Director of DigitalHealth.London, will be attending the event and interviewing a Digital Pioneer Fellow as part of the New Leadership Perspectives Track on Day 1, as well as chairing the Cloud & Mobile Theatre Track on Day 2. Yinka said: “This event promises to be an engaging and exciting event bringing together some of the most progressive digital health leaders and technologies.”

Sara Nelson, Programme Director of DigitalHealth.London Accelerator, said: “Congratulations to all the Pitchfest finalists, it’s a wonderful achievement to have made it to this point in the competition. The five DigitalHealth.London Accelerator and Launchpad companies taking part in Pitchfest cover a wide variety of new innovative solutions to challenges facing Healthcare organisations. I have no doubt that all they will deliver informative and engaging pitches, and very much look forward to hearing them.”