Annual Report 2016-2017

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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 

Health Foundry Annual Report 2016-2017

Lunch& Learn - Let’s Hear It For Payers

On September 8, Upstart founder and chief instigator Dominic Pride dropped into London's digital health co-working space Health Foundry to host a "lunch and learn” session. Key topic was how start-ups can think about the dynamics of healthcare payers, and how to involve them in their product, marketing and business model, and crucially to identify how to be reimbursed.  He also offered perspectives on other healthcare landscapes and how health is funded outside of the U.K.’s NHS.  Below is a wrap-up of key points and some of the sketches made during the talk.

Earlier and faster diagnosis of cancer: the opportunities for technology

This week the Health Foundry team attended a very interested launch of the new SBRI competition focussing on cancer. SBRI Healthcare is an NHS England initiative, led by the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), who aim to promote UK economic growth whilst addressing unmet health needs and enhancing the take up of known best practice. They have funding calls twice a year focussing on areas of need identified by the ASHN members.

We're hiring a Healthcare Connector

We're recruiting for an exciting new part-time role here at Health Foundry!

Now in our 11th 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.

The Healthcare Connector is an integral position within the small Health Foundry team and supports members with the development of their innovations, products and processes that can assist the NHS in meeting its challenges. Acting as a relationship manager between Health Foundry members and the NHS in London and beyond you will open doors and provide clinical leadership and/or your NHS perspective to the entrepreneurs.

Read the job description and apply for the role here. Deadline Friday 8 September 2017.

Introduction to health economics for digital health startups

Introduction to health economics for digital health startups

July’s Lunch&Learn saw Dr Renee Romeo from King’s Health Economics join us for an enlightening introduction to health economics for digital health startups. Health economics is a discipline that seeks to examine the cost effectiveness of health interventions (whether that is a public health intervention or a digital health technology for example) and can be used to justify making these health interventions more widely available and make sure that they are accessible to a wider population.

Challenges and Opportunities of Data Sharing in Healthcare in Southwark and Lambeth

Challenges and Opportunities of Data Sharing in Healthcare in Southwark and Lambeth

On Thursday 8th June, Health Foundry partnered with the Local Care Networks (LCN) in Southwark and Lambeth to host an event looking at the opportunities and challenges with data sharing in the local area. We had a packed room of over 50 representatives from the local healthcare system sharing what they were working on and looking for ways to make data sharing a reality.