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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Foundry Annual Report 2016-2017
70+ participants ranging from health technology startups, healthcare professionals and corporates gathered to discuss this year’s focus - multiple long-term conditions (LTCs). LTCs are pressing themes in the NHS with 50% of all GP appointments, 64% of all outpatient appointments and over 70% of inpatient bed days attributable to LTC’s.
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.
August’s Lunch&Learn saw Jamie Foster from Hempsons, a leading UK Health & Social Care Law Firm join us for an engaging and well informed discussion on the changing NHS landscape. Hempsons specialise in advising in the healthcare space, working with both start-ups and the NHS.
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.
On Monday 3rd of July Health Foundry welcomed Tom Kennard and Alex Chalkley (Directors) of Granted Consultancy who ran a workshop and series of 1-2-1 sessions on an introduction to grant funding for digital health startups. They shared what grants are available and their top tips on how to write a successful application.
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.
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.