Discussing the problems facing innovation in healthcare

12th October 2015 by Ali Whittaker

The team at Adaptive Lab are hosting an evening of discussion to explore the true problems facing innovation in healthcare. In order to really understand the problems facing patients, clinicians and managers, attendees will hear from three speakers with varied backgrounds. The guests hail from the diverse worlds of healthcare innovation, behavioural science, and financial product innovation.

Ollie Smith is the Director of Strategy & Innovation at Guy's and St. Thomas' Charity and will share his learnings from funding proposals the charity receives. Here at medDigital, we have been working with Guy's and St Thomas' Charity to encourage innovation in healthcare by exploring setting up a local investment fund. Kat Matfield's role at Adaptive Lab is as a Service Designer and she has worked with the University of Toronto's Women’s College Hospital.

This project explored adapting three behavioural science techniques to healthcare innovation. Dr Pritpal Tamber outlines the scope of this venture in his blog about this event. Tom Hopkins works as the Product Innovation Director for Experian Consumer Services and has authored the book "Unthinkable: The Culture and Politics of Getting Innovation Wrong".

He will explain various problems on which innovators find themselves fixating and what they can do to avoid them. If this sounds like your thing, please RSVP and head over to Shoreditch on October 14th.