Session ID: 

Enabling Digital Health Innovation: A NHS Model Two Years In

12:00pm - 1:00pm Tuesday, February 12
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


This session will provide results and learnings from 2.5 years of effort in kick-starting innovation at a large London hospital. Starting from a position where innovation was entirely unknown, this organization invested in supporting frontline excellence holistically, delivered multidisciplinary consultation, offered seed funding for projects and established organizational awareness to C-level. Over the course of two years they have kick-started 14 digital health projects across the organization and expanded into a redesign of internal processes and governance for innovation. They have learned that innovation, at first, can be an opportunistic pipeline that has frontline excellence and knowledge of real world problems as its fuel. The speakers will explain key stages of organizational maturity for and methods with which innovation can grow and flourish in large acute settings. They will share operational and strategic insight, stressing the importance of working with industry, accelerators and bridging the demand-supply cultural gap.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Demonstrate how a bottom-up, service-minded and multi-skilled frontline clinical excellence support, combined with dedicated seed budgets, can deliver early innovation achievement and organizational awareness
  • Define the frontline and executive skills that are currently missing in healthcare settings and an operational approach to complementing them
  • Explain the limitations in current healthcare innovation for large providers proposing the importance of industry partnerships, local cross-disciplinary resource and organizational governance


Head of Innovation and Impact,
CW+ Chelsea and Westminster NHS Health Charity


Government or Public Policy Professional