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14 March 2024

New Digital Health Hub launches to advance digital health technologies

The School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, in partnership across King’s Health Partners (KHP), has officially launched the new KHP Digital Health Hub.

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council funded Hub is a multi-disciplinary resource enabling training, co-creation, translation, and acceleration of digital health technologies.

The Hub brings together expertise and representatives from across King’s College, its partner NHS Trusts, patients, the public, and industry, to provide training support, share knowledge, and create opportunities to promote UK digital health technologies.

Hub members will be supported by infrastructure that will help take digital health technology from an idea to reality, leading to improved patient care and management, at an accelerated pace. Members can also create their own bespoke training experience in digital health with open access asynchronous resources.

Across the core pillars of training, co-creation, translation and acceleration, the Hub’s offerings can help small, medium size enterprises, University spin-outs, clinicians, healthcare workers, patients and researchers to take their technology through the development process.

Our multi-disciplinary ecosystem provides access to asynchronous online learning, expert advice and mentoring to drive academic research and support the growth of emerging businesses across KHP and nationally. Facilitating these close partnerships through physical collocation enables technology developers to work together, enhancing our ability to make a significant difference to patients' lives.

- Professor Sebastien Ourselin FREng FMedSci, Director of King's Health Partners Digital Health Hub

The launch of the Hub is a huge opportunity for the acceleration of digital health technologies across King’s Health Partners and, building on the pioneering work already taking place across the partnership, has potential to improve the physical and mental healthcare for the patients and communities we serve. We are proud to be bringing together expertise from across the health and care system, including patients, and we look forward to working closely together with our industry partners.

Professor Richard Trembath, Senior Vice President (Health & Life Sciences) and Executive Director, KHP

Resources will be accessible both online and in-person at the London Institute for Healthcare Engineering (LIHE), on the St Thomas’ Hospital campus. LIHE has been designed to facilitate the translation of medical devices to market collocating academics, clinicians, startups, experts, and industry, to naturally foster collaboration. Hub members will benefit from extensive entrepreneurial support, access to the London AI Centre’s resources and connections with more than twenty industry partners.

deepc, the company behind the leading AI operating system for radiologists and health systems, are one of the Hub’s co-located partners. deepc will support the Translation and Acceleration pillars, and will share expertise with other AI-focused medtech start-ups, helping them to scale up quickly and avoid the pitfalls that come with navigating regulatory and technical challenges for the first time.

At deepc, we are passionate about removing the barriers that can prevent great medtech innovations from delivering real benefits for patients, clinicians and health systems. The Digital Health Hub’s mission to support institutions, clinicians and companies in developing AI solutions to improve patient care aligns closely with our own so we are proud to be joining the Hub as a partner to advance this important work. We are also excited to be opening our UK office at the heart of the London Institute for Healthcare Engineering to support our partnership with the Hub and our ambitious plans for growth in the UK.

Dr Franz Pfister, CEO and Co-Founder of deepc

For more information on becoming a member of the KHP Digital Health Hub visit the website.

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Professor Sebastien Ourselin FREng

Professor of Healthcare Engineering


Senior Vice President (Health & Life Sciences) and Executive Director of King’s Health Partners