Yesterday we were privileged to be joined by staff from the Grantham Practice, a local GP practice based down the road from Health Foundry in Stockwell. The staff shared their current challenges of running a busy inner city GP practice with Health Foundry members. Members also had a chance to pitch their innovations to the practice and get feedback on what they are working on.
Last week, students from qLegal at Queen Mary University of London hosted our ‘Data Protection for Digital Health Startups’ Lunch&Learn at Health Foundry. qLegal provides free legal advice and resources to tech start-ups and entrepreneurs. This workshop was provided as part of eHealth Hub, a new EU-funded initiative that is cross-border and exclusively focused on digital health.
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Now in our 14th month of operations, Health Foundry seeks an experienced clinician or NHS manager with a proven interest in innovation and technology to support its growing membership.
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Our final Health Summit session was focused on patient self-care. This has been a particular focus of the New Models of Care work in the NHS with a drive to help keep people in their own homes for as long as possible; not so much from a cost saving perspective (although this does help) but home is where people want to be; particularly if they have dementia to reduce the confusion around unfamiliar environments. Our innovators showcased an impressive cohort of products.
Last week, Health Foundry attended an event at the Translation and Innovation Hub (I-HUB) at White City Campus. This was the first in a series of events taking place across the country aimed at providing medical technology SME’s with information around support, funding and collaboration by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). This event was organised by SEHTA.
This week we attended a workshop organised by South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA). SETHA is one of the largest health technology networking organisations in the country and has grown to 1300 members from 20 different countries. The day focused on regulation in digital health specifically around medical devices. Here’s a round-up of the day.
In our third session at the 2nd Annual Health Summit, we looked at the importance of early intervention; both in terms of early in risk factor detection and interventions for LTCs and products that help to prevent hospitalisations offering a dual benefit of reduced healthcare utlisation but importantly, a better quality of life for the patient.
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Can you believe it? Health Foundry is officially one year old!
Since opening our doors in September 2016 Health Foundry has supported 100+ organisations working in digital health and hosted over 100 industry events. We’ve provided 62 one-to-one sessions with industry experts and facilitated a series of collaborations and pilots with actors across the local health system.
As a live action piece of research Health Foundry aims to understand the current and future support needs of the digital health sector and ultimately scale our offer and impact through the next iteration of Health Foundry.
Our annual report 2016-2017 presents an overview of our achievements and lessons learned to date. We warmly welcome your thoughts and feedback and would love to invite you down for a cuppa when you’re in the area. Please do get in touch with the team at email@example.com
Health Foundry Annual Report 2016-2017