The New Healthcare Revolution: Innovating in a digital world

Thursday 15 June 2017,  7:00pm
Imperial College Business School, Lower Ground Square (LGS) Lecture Theatre
Science Innovation Union

‘As technology advances and becomes more commonplace in our daily lives, the incorporation of digital technology into our healthcare system is inevitable and empowering. This trend toward a digital health “evolution” can even be seen as a “revolution” against the stifled progress in improving consumer experience and care delivery methods.

As health and biomedical data contribute toward the big data explosion, digital health can provide the basis upon which this data can be used to incite innovation and investment opportunities within the healthcare and life science sector.

This session focuses on the impact digital health technologies will have on the pharmaceutical markets and life sciences over the next five years and beyond. In addition, this session aims at providing a space for scientists and students to think about their own future in digital health technology through initiating a start-up/spin-off or by joining a well-developed industrial company.’


  • Professor James Barlow, Technology and Innovation Management (Healthcare), Imperial College Business School
  • Simon Jones, Director, Logic Health Consulting
  • Elizabeth Hampson, Senior Manager, Healthcare Strategy, Deloitte Consulting

Register for a free ticket where you can find further details including directions to the lecture theatre.

Highlight on health

Explore the new Health Careers website from Health Education England where you’ll find:

  • information on more than 350 roles in health, a number of real-life stories and videos, as well as a comprehensive course finder which lists more than 1000 courses leading to eligibility for professional registrationapple

Other features include:

  • a compare roles tool enabling you to compare bite-sized information on up to three different roles
  • a ‘related roles’ function to explore roles similar to the ones you are interested in, but may not have considered or even heard of before
  • an events calendar for information on career related events such as university open days and careers fairs

Doctor, dentist, or?

Studying biomedical sciences?  Then NHS Careers and NHS Jobs may be useful resources.

Laboratory or other work experience?  A few suggestions:

  • Laboratories for the NHS and private sector
  • Health Protection Agency (HPA)
  • National Blood Authority
  • Medical Research Council
  • Pharmaceutical and product manufacturers
  • Voluntary work in developing countries on behalf of international bodies such as the World Health Organization or the Voluntary Service Overseas
  • Specialist recruitment agencies

website to watch ..

Have you seen the PHORCaST website? – one to look at for anyone interested in health promotion or working in public health.

PHORCaST website (or Public Health Online Resource for Careers Skills and Training, to give its full title) is organised into six main areas:

  • improving people’s health
  • protecting people’s health
  • working with information
  • teaching and researching
  • maintaining and raising standards
  • leadership, planning and management

Areas covered include careers, roles and job requirements, developing a career in public health and accessing education and training. There are a large number of useful links concerning all aspects of public health and links to major health networks resources. There is also a useful Quick Start guide to help you navigate the site.