Digital Health Unplugged
Digital Health Unplugged: CardMedic win Pitchfest 2022

Digital Health Unplugged: CardMedic win Pitchfest 2022

March 29, 2022

Following a successful Digital Health Rewired, Jordan Sollof chats to Dr Rachael Grimaldi, co-founder and CEO of Pitchfest 2022 champions CardMedic, in the latest episode of Digital Health Unplugged.

Grimaldi talks about how and why she founded CardMedic with her husband Tim in the height of the pandemic, their journey with the company so far and the achievements and success they have enjoyed to date.

She then talks about her experience of this year’s Rewired Pitchfest, including what it was like to present online and then in person, how it feels to be the winner and what impact it will have on CardMedic moving forward.

Finally, Grimaldi sets out the short-term and long-term ambitions for the company and their ultimate goal, before giving some top tips and best advice for any start-ups thinking of applying for next year’s Pitchfest.

Digital Health Unplugged: A chat with Edward St John

Digital Health Unplugged: A chat with Edward St John

March 8, 2022

Joining Jordan Sollof on the latest episode of Digital Health Unplugged is Edward St John, consultant breast surgeon and co-founder and chief medical officer of Concentric Health.

St John discusses the origins of Concentric Health, how his path led to starting-up the company with Dr Dafydd Loughran and their early achievements in the first few years of their journey.

He also explains the positive impact of Rewired Pitchfest, after Concentric Health took part in the 2021 competition and reached the final stage and highlights how the experience for the company has opened new doors and opportunities.

Lastly, St John talks post-Pitchfest, including receiving various investments, looks ahead to what Concentric Health want to achieve in the future and encourages start-ups to apply for Pitchfest next year.

Digital Health Unplugged: A chat with Saffron Cordery

Digital Health Unplugged: A chat with Saffron Cordery

February 22, 2022

Host Jordan Sollof is joined by Saffron Cordery, deputy chief executive at NHS Providers, in this week's episode of Digital Health Unplugged.

Cordery discusses the huge success so far of NHS Providers' Digital Boards Programme and looks back on a challenging time for the team during the pandemic. 

The deputy chief executive also looks ahead to her speaker session at Digital Health Rewired 2022 on the Digital Transformation Stage, along with chairing the Digital Boards Panel on the National Policy Stage.

Lastly, Cordery explains how digital and technology can help tackle health inequalities across the UK and looks ahead to what NHS Providers still have to achieve in the coming months and years.

Digital Health Unplugged: A chat with Professor Jonathan Benger

Digital Health Unplugged: A chat with Professor Jonathan Benger

February 10, 2022

Digital Health Unplugged makes its long-awaited return with a brand new host, as junior news reporter Jordan Sollof sits down with the chief medical officer at NHS Digital, Professor Jonathan Benger.

Professor Benger reacts to receiving a CBE in the New Year’s Honours List for ‘services to the NHS’ and gives special thanks to his team whilst also previewing his keynote speaker session at Digital Health Rewired 2022.

He finishes the podcast by giving his hopes and predictions for the future in terms of digital transformation and integration in the NHS and looks ahead to what NHS Digital still want to achieve.

Digital Health Unplugged: An Epic national tale

Digital Health Unplugged: An Epic national tale

October 19, 2021

Earlier this month Digital Health News published a feature speculating about a national deal between NHS England and US electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic began to circulate. 

A decade on from the failed National Programme for IT, rumours of a national EPR deal undoubtedly sparked concern for some.

But what would a national deal with Epic look like, and what implications would that have for the NHS? Tune in to hear from our news team:

  • Andrea Downey, senior reporter
  • Hannah Crouch, editor
  • Jon Hoeksma, editor-in-chief
Digital Health Unplugged: Building confidence through tech

Digital Health Unplugged: Building confidence through tech

October 5, 2021

Dione Rogers, CNIO Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Holly Carr, Nurse, a nurse at Sheffield Children's Hospital and Florence Nightingale Fellow at NHSX, have both been diagnosed with dyslexia.

Through their diagnosis and interest in health technology, the two have formed a mentorship to support each other professionally and also personally. In this episode they share their story with host Andrea Downey, including how they use technology to manage their diaries, workload and out of the box thinking - something Carr likens to fireworks.

Digital Health Unplugged: UX in digital design

Digital Health Unplugged: UX in digital design

September 21, 2021

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have employed four design teams to look at the way tech is used, and received, by the end user.

The aim is to ensure all digital health tools rolled out across the trust are easy to use and provide what the end user, whether that be clinicians or patients, actually need.

Tune in to hear from:

  • Helen Potter, head of pathways and EPR development, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Nitesh Bali, clinical pathways product manager for digital, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Digital Health Unplugged: A chat with Simon Bolton

Digital Health Unplugged: A chat with Simon Bolton

September 7, 2021

Host Andrea Downey spoke to the interim chief executive of NHS Digital Simon Bolton about his goals for the organisation, building back after Covid-19 and recently set targets around diversity.

Bolton addresses the need for workforce resilience as the NHS recovers from the pandemic, adding that he wants to lead by example in creating a workplace where everyone feels valued and respected.

He also spoke about the need for better collaboration at the centre to streamline communications on digital strategies which he hopes will boost engagement from the frontline.

Digital Health Unplugged: Diversity in digital leadership

Digital Health Unplugged: Diversity in digital leadership

August 24, 2021

In this episode we take a look at diversity in digital leadership with the Shuri Network.
A lot has happened in the last year for the Network, from setting up bursaries for members to join the Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI) to establishing a shadowing programme to help younger members learn from those already working in tech in the NHS.

Hear from:

-Nicole Wong, Junior Technical Analyst, Cyber, NHS South, Central and West
-Di Bullman, Workstream Lead, Digital Readiness Programme, Health Education England
-Rafiah Patel, Chief Digital Ethics & Privacy Officer, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Digital Health Unplugged: A new CEO for NHS England

Digital Health Unplugged: A new CEO for NHS England

August 10, 2021

In this episode we take a look at Amanda Pritchard's appointment as NHS England's new CEO - and the first female chief executive of NHS England.

Joining host Andrea Downey is:
Aasha Cowey, Strategic Transformation Lead at Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Will Smart, Global Director External Relations, Dedalus
Hannah Crouch, Editor, Digital Health

As well as looking at the significance of digital transformation being in Pritchard's job description, the panel also speak about the significant step forward for female representation in the NHS.

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