Posted on January 3, 2019 by staff

Search on to find UK’s top HealthTech innovators


The search is on to find the UK’s top 101 HealthTech Innovators.

BusinessCloud is scouring the UK to find those companies who are using technology to disrupt the health sector.

The list will be published in full in the May edition of BusinessCloud and online. Several companies on the list are expected to take part in a HealthTech Innovators conference planned for later in the year.

BusinessCloud editor Chris Maguire said: “Technology is disrupting the health sector. An aging population is putting unprecedented pressure on the health service and technology has been identified as the panacea to fix it.

“The government outlined its vision of how new technology can bring the heath service into the 21st century in a policy paper to improve patient services but can technology get hospitals, GP surgeries, care homes, pharmacies and community care facilities to talk to each other?

“Tech offers endless possibilities around supporting preventative, predictive and personalised care. AI technology can already help diagnose acute conditions and provide insights into treatments and preventions.

“These are the sort of companies we want to include in our 101 HealthTech Innovators list.”

BusinessCloud has previously published a list of 51 HealthTech Pioneers, alongside lists on FinTech; Female Trailblazers of Tech; Artificial Intelligence; Tech 1sts and several regional tech lists.

Maguire added: “HealthTech is such a broad area. For example it would include companies that are using tech to reduce demand and innovators who are using technology to improve the health of an entire human population and not just pockets of it.

“We’re already hearing a lot about voice assistants, video consultations, health apps, chatbots, wearable tech and making use of NHS data but ultimately if can keep people well for longer we’ll need to spend less on treating people when they’re ill. It’s a win-win situation.

“If you’re using technology to tackle the rise of type 2 diabetes or you’ve created a device that can diagnose patients with an abnormal heart, we want to hear from you.”

Companies can nominate themselves or be nominated through the embedded form below. The deadline is March 1, 2019.

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