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Disruptive Forces: Health Technology and Living Better

Disruptive Forces: Health Technology and Living Better

Tuesday, 12 March 2013
09:00 - 12:00
Big Innovation Centre, 21 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD

The escalation in health, wellness and social technology, data transfer and machine to machine connectivity, create the perfect storm in which new ideas and technologies can improve peoples' lives. Together they will change the traditional health and social care models and deliver market growth to the UK – a true disruptive force. This is the theory, but what is the reality and how can we accelerate absorption to maximise the opportunity? You can find each of the presentations given at the event below.

The aim of this session, using the example of TeleHealth/TeleCare, was to establish the key players in the innovation ecosystem, the dynamics of science push and demand pull, the systemic levers and barriers to innovation. We will also explore where public data can be used to better evaluate needs and add value. The outputs of this session informed the Health+ Action Group which is being set up in the Big Innovation Centre.

Speakers and their presentations:

  • Jackie Parkin, VP Research and Development, GSK: The winds of disruptive forces in health and social care - Setting the scene (Presentation pdf)
  • Graham Worsley, Technology Strategy Board: Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale - Hands on experience and voice of the customer from Dallas (Presentation pdf)
  • Dr David Cunningham, NHS South London Commissioning Support Unit: Bridging the TeleHealth Gap - Experience and expectations from a health care service under pressure (Presentation pdf)
  • Jim Dawton, Designit: Applying design to health and wellness solutions - An SME perspective (Presentation pdf)


This Disruptive Forces session was be co-chaired by Will Hutton and Jackie Parkin.

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