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Charlie Davie, UCLPartners' Managing Director, reflects on the opportunities to improve patient care presented by the recent visit by three Israeli start-ups to build access to the NHS market.
Earlier this year, DigitalHealth.London Accelerator partner CW+, selected Accelerator company Lumeon (from our 2016-17 cohort) to help digitise its postnatal discharge process. They launched the innovative software earlier this year, and here describe the difference it is making to new mums and their babies.
Four years ago, when I was pursuing my own entrepreneurial health venture, through a tech start-up that I founded, I learnt about “paying it forward.” The concept is all about the beneficiary of a good deed repaying it to others instead of to the original benefactor.
Yinka Makinde thinks there are too many fellowships designed to develop and mentor staff members to become better change leaders. She explains that the need for fellowships reflects a failing in the system: “we have not yet reached a point where individual NHS organisations are consistently providing this type of direction and coaching to their staff members.”
In collaboration with Health Innovation Network, NHS England, and NHS Improvement, the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator is running an event for HR Directors exploring how technology can help NHS staff and employers to improve workforce productivity, recruitment and retention. We are looking for ten companies to present their innovations; particularly those that are already being used by NHS employers.
Neurotech Solutions, Day Two and Orpheus Medical were all invited to London as part of the UK Israel Dangoor Health Initiative, a health accelerator aimed at connecting Israeli start-ups in the digital health field with the NHS. The programme is a partnership between DigitalHealth.London, the UK Israel Tech Hub, IBM Alpha Zone, and Dangoor Education.
On Thursday 4 April 2019 we hosted the first day of our 2019 cohort of the Digital Pioneer Fellowship. Here are some of our photo highlights from the day.
"What does it takes to create successful leaders in digital transformation in the NHS?" we ask, as we begin supporting the second cohort of our NHS Digital Pioneer Fellowship. We've found that addressing a real need within the system, finding the right participants, appropriate design, and a clear evaluation framework are key ingredients.
An NHS clinician, a business development strategist, and a communications expert give their advice to healthtech startups on what makes a good pitch. Key takeaways are: use your time wisely, use the right language for your audience, demonstrate your credibility, and look the part.
There are just a few days left to apply for the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator, which opened its doors for applications in February. We invite companies to apply by 5 April, and for the first time are accepting applications from companies outside of London and the UK.