The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator, is part of DigitalHealth.London. It will work with 30 small digital health businesses each year over an initial three-year period. It will provide help with engagement with clinicians and healthcare experts, so companies can refine their products. It will provide advice on topics such as such as navigating the intricacies of the NHS, understanding how to work with sensitive data, and opportunities to showcase new technologies in hospitals.
Life Sciences Minister George Freeman launched DigitalHealth.London at City Hall in February with the aim of speeding up the use of new digital health technologies by bringing together clinicians, healthcare providers, research institutes, entrepreneurs and industry to give companies a clearer route to market based on the needs of patients, the NHS and wider health sector.
Speaking at an Accelerator information day held recently, Dr Tony Newman-Sanders, Consultant Radiologist and Chief Clinical Information Officer, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, said “This is a really exciting time to be involved in healthcare in this country, but we will not be able to continue to improve quality of health and care whilst maintaining financial sustainability without a great deal of innovation and we need to work together. Clinicians need to recognise that they have as much to learn from digital professionals as vice versa, and innovators need to be aware that it is all very well developing a product to solve a solution, but is that problem big enough to get the attention of the person you are trying to sell it to?”
Applications are now open for digital health SMEs. Anybody interested in applying before 25th April should click here.