Expo set to showcase innovative new technologies

Visitors to NHS England’s Health and Care Innovation Expo on 3 and 4 March will be able to see the latest healthcare technology in action in the ‘Entrepreneur Zone’.

The Zone will feature around 30 exhibitors including several small organisations and innovators, many of whom will be launching new services and delivering demonstrations for the first time at Expo.

Highlights include a new video platform designed specifically for older people to have consultations with clinicians via their TV from SpeakSet, and an online communication system connecting GPs to hospital specialists, to reduce unnecessary referrals and enable patients to receive the ongoing care they need in the community from Cloud2. Saypage will be demonstrating their video platform which allows patients at home to access clinicians.

Innovative medical devices will also be in the spotlight at Expo and, for the first time, users of the AliveCor Heart Monitor in the UK and Ireland will have access to a new service that is changing the way patients and providers understand, collaborate and monitor cardiac health.

Lenore Ogilvy, Commercial Specialist at NHS England, says: “New innovations can transform patients’ lives and the way they access services. Delegates will have a unique opportunity at Expo to get behind the scenes of what’s new in technology and innovation today, and catch a glimpse of what might be coming our way in the future.

Tracey Watson, Head of Delivery Partners at NHS England, says: “Technology has great potential to free up the time of healthcare professionals across the health service so they can focus efforts on spending more time caring for patients, leading to better outcomes. There are some extremely exciting developments from small businesses and organisations that could have a huge impact on patient care and we’re delighted they’ll be showcasing what they can offer at Expo.”