It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the HTA Friday Review, where we provide a peak into the kinds of stakeholders we’re engaging with and projects we’re working on. We hope this will give those that haven’t got in touch yet more of a reason to do so, and to give our new friends that have joined our network a nice wave!
Walk this way
This week we had a great introductory call with Jeff Jones from Camino Robotics. We took a closer look at their AI powered walker, which has huge benefits to maintaining the independence of the elderly and beyond. We also discussed the potential support the HTA can offer Camino, including linking in to the wider University of Surrey facilities. If you’re going to be at the CES 2022 event next month, be sure to check out the walker yourself on the AARP stand.
We were also delighted to catch up with Orcha, a company we knew we had to get in touch with since listening to their presentation at the 2021 Digital Health World Congress in November.
The power of apps
Orcha are the global leader in providing access to trusted digital health, having reviewed more digital health products than anyone in the world.
Apps are becoming a leading pathway within all elements of life, including people’s health; and we’re aware that many companies we engage with will be building apps to improve the citizen and multi-professional health and care journey.
Orcha gave us plenty of inspiration and ideas on how we can support those developing apps, and we look forward to working more closely with them in the coming months.
The SHARP end of collaboration
At the HTA we take a truly collaborative approach to reaching our aim of improvement through innovation, and so were delighted to give a presentation on the HTA at the SHARP (Surrey Healthy Ageing Research Partnership, through the University of Surrey) open event on Thursday.
Our Research Fellow, Ewa Jakubczyk, led the talk, explaining how we operate as a HTA and how this fits directly with the aims of SHARP, as healthy ageing is one of the key components to the projects that go through the HTA.
We saw the week out with a meeting with South East Health Technologies Alliance, connecting and exploring each organisations’ services and where we have opportunity to collaborate. The more of us that are working towards a similar goal, the better the future of health and care!