Alliance aims to help move UK healthcare innovation forward
A new alliance has been formed to reduce costs and improve quality of care by fast tracking innovations in the NHS and on the international market.
Made up of six leading organizations in innovation, the Healthcare Innovation Alliance (HIA) aims to share resources and knowledge to improve patient care and make healthcare cost effective by speeding up the ideas process and their development.
So far, the Alliance team has set up over 300 deals to license innovations and has aided 10 new healthcare businesses. Included in these innovations are technologies for diagnosing and treating cancer and improved diagnosis for GP?s of strokes.
The HIA will be working closely with companies, healthcare professionals and universities to gather innovative healthcare ideas and then rapidly evaluate them. The intention is to stop having projects being duplicated and to streamline so those that will not meet objectives are quickly rejected.
Concerning the HIA?s intentions the Chair, Dick Clark said,
?The importance of innovation in the NHS has never been higher on the agenda than it is now,? said Chairman Dick Clark. ?With the drive to make cost savings and at the same time preserve and improve the quality of care, innovation has a leading role to play. The formation of the HIA is both a timely and positive move; with the wealth of shared expertise and resources we will be able not only to promote the importance of innovation but also facilitate rapid implementation of successful ideas.?
Added the 02 July 2010 in category Innovation News