2016 saw us have fruitful collaborations between One Nucleus and Swedish collaborators on topics such as Digital Health, innovation in pharmaceutical science, the future of the Swedish and Danish Life Sciences and biomanufacturing. The collaboration continues with Sweden Showcase and BioWednesday London, as One Nucleus showcase nine leading companies and initiatives from Sweden in order to highlight potential business opportunities to the One Nucleus network. The showcasing will be followed by a UK-Sweden discussion on current investment trends and future of wearables in healthcare. There is an apparent shift in emphasis from investors, away from consumer wellness applications to clinically driven solutions that drive better health outcomes at lower cost. The panel at this event will discuss if this trend is indicative that there are greater opportunities for value creation for those wishing to develop solutions that help clinicians, patients and payers than for those focussing on wellness applications alone.Programme 15.30 – Registration 16.00 – Welcome from One Nucleus and Host Tony Jones, One Nucleus Niall McAlister, Olswang 16.10 – Update on Life Sciences in Scandinavia Lucy Robertshaw, LucyJRobertshaw 16.15 – Sweden Company Showcase Chair: Lucy Robertshaw Companies Presenting: Mattias Nystrom, APL Nima Jokilaakso, Swecare Anne Dorthe Madsen Brandt, Michael Wamberg and Ulrika Rosdahl, DB Lab Philip Ridley Smith, Cobra Biologics Anna Törner, Scandinavian Development Services Anna Fahlgren, BioReperia Albin Forslund, Visiba Care Anders Björlin, Kiwok Oliver Namin, Min Doktor 18.00 – Tea, Coffee and Networking 18.30 – Talk 19.00 – Panel Discussion on Digital Health João Bocas, Digital Salutem Garri Jones, Numis Nima Jokilaasko, Swecare 20.00 – Drinks and Networking 21.00 – Event Closes Programme subject to change Date:01 February 2017 Location: Olswang, 90 High Holborn, London WC1V 6XX Original Post
Why Microsoft?They recognise that access to digital services is playing an increasing role across the NHS, helping to address the growing demand for NHS resources, disrupting health and care models, and providing the catalyst for new and improved patient engagement experiences. Micrsoft’s aim is to accelerate digital transformation across the NHS, by helping customers and health industry partners to deliver repeatable solutions that span local, regional and national care settings. They provide trusted technology platforms that enable health organisations across the UK to deliver end-to-end health and care scenarios, based on open interoperability standards, that are not only powerful, but also integrated, manageable and cost-effective.
Accelerating Digital Transformation in the NHSFor health and social care professionals, having timely access to all relevant information from across health and social care services is essential to delivering a high-quality care, ensuring the best possible outcomes for patients. Empowering health and social care professionals with digital capabilities, strengthens collaboration and improves clinical and operational performance. To find out more about how Microsoft is helping NHS organisations transform, see recent examples below.
East Kent connects patients with CareflowA Trust wide clinical communications platform which transforms how healthcare teams work. The Careflow messaging platform provides a secure environment where teams across all healthcare settings can share patient-centric conversations. Careflow combines instant messages and mobile alerting to push vital patient information to care teams in real time.
Skype for Business helps SW London & St George’s NHS stay connectedFace to face consultations were not always convenient and this had led to cancelled and missed appointments, wasting valuable staff time and resources. Their solution was to empower patients with communication technology that would be convenient and would suit their busy lives.
Epilepsy patients are managing their lives with Microsoft technologyNew innovative software has been developed by Poole Hospital, as part of a consortium of providers, to help patients with epilepsy and medical staff monitor their condition more easily.
NHS Blood and Transplant Scale with AzureNHS Blood and transplant has harnessed Azure to develop an online booking service, plus an app for mobile devices, that accelerates the donor registration process from around a month under the previous system to a matter of hours.
Microsoft and the NHSMicrosoft is committed to helping NHS organisations move to more digitally enabled healthcare and have entered into an agreement with NHS Digital to offer special pricing tailored to the specific functionality requirements health and care teams working in the NHS. Original Post
As a tennis player I’m always interested in anything that can improve my performance on court. The professional game is very competitive and anything that can help give you an advantage is important. We already use products in my training that monitor my performance during a strength and conditioning session or on court session and then those are analysed to see how I’m performing, what I need to work on and when I need to rest. I’ve been looking at various digital health technologies over the past couple of years as the industry develops and grows, and hopefully will be able to integrate more products into my routine and lifestyle as they come onto the market. One development I would like to see is something to speed up recovery times. The tennis tour is pretty relentless. We play all year round and often don’t have much time to recover between matches. My physios Shane and Mark are great at helping me get back on my feet after long games, but a tool that could help my body feel a bit less sore sometimes would be very helpful! I’m also interested generally in the area of wearable technology and will be watching this space carefully though as I think there may be developments that could help my performance on and off court. Of course, digital health can have benefits for everyone, not just professional athletes. I think people are showing more of an interest in their health and there are lots of simple tools that help them monitor their health and activities. Also they can give you fairly easy, achievable goals – like walking 10,000 steps a day that all of us should be able to do, and which can make a real improvement in things like heart health. When a product can really change people’s behaviour, that is an exciting step forward and a positive sign of things to come. For example, there is huge potential to tackle obesity through digital health and this is something that I’m really passionate about. In Scotland, there are major problems with obesity already and it’s getting worse, particularly in children. It was great to see how a game like Pokemon Go could get children moving. Hopefully the big gaming companies can work on more products like that that tackle a health issue but in a fun way to engage young people. The way this sector is going I think it’s going to be huge. The fact that we’ve got organisations like the DHI promoting the sector and securing funding to instigate more digital health projects is going to really help the industry grow. I also work with Seedrs, a crowd funding platform that supports up and coming entrepreneurs and they are seeing more and more digital health projects coming live. It’s a very exciting time to be involved in this area. Thanks for reading, Andy Original Post