Digital technology has opened huge opportunities in the business of health. Many people are calling it the next big frontier in technology.
Digital health focuses on helping individuals and healthcare providers use digital technologies, to improve wellbeing and health.
It also represents a huge business opportunity which has already begun to attract millions of pounds, euros and dollars in research funding and seed capital.
Digital Health London has been set up to make London the global capital for digital health by creating an environment for entrepreneurs to start and scale businesses in the digital health sector.
Digital Health London is a collaboration between MedCity and Imperial College Health Partners, UCL Partners, and Health Innovation Network. It is supported by London’s Mayor.
Its accelerator programme is a year long programme running over three consequtive years. In each year the accelerator will help businesses define and provide products for the NHS and the broader health sector.
The support for 20-30 companies each year will be tailored specifically to the enterprises to help them bring suitable products to market.
"The Accelerator aims to find and support the highest potential digital health start-ups and businesses, and support them to work with the NHS and the wider healthcare sector in developing and deploying their products as solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing health and social care," it said.