Building evidence for the value of digital health products at DHACA

January has been a busy month for Aquarius Population Health, and our team members have spoken at and attended several fascinating events.  Our Managing Director, Dr Elisabeth Adams, presented at the invitation-only DHACA Day XI on the 18th January. Drawing from her extensive experience delivering health economic projects, Elisabeth provided key insights on how patient pathway mapping and economic evaluation help demonstrate the value of digital health products. Digital Health and Care Alliance (DHACA) is a non-for-profit organisation dedicated to sharing knowledge and advancing digital healthcare systems in the UK and Europe.

Dr Chih-Yuan Cheng, Research Associate, gave a talk at the Diagnostics in the Developing World (DDW) Conference 2017 hosted by Brunel University London from 23-25th January. Chih shared Aquarius’ experience of utilising economic modelling to analyse, interpret, and communicate the impact of novel diagnostics across different disease areas and global applications. DDW is an international platform for the discussion of challenges in diagnostic development, regulatory approval, and technology adoption bottleneck facing diagnostics in the developing worlds.

Catherine Mak, Research Associate, participated in a Review Analyse Discuss (RAD) workshop on “Critical Appraisal of Health Innovations” organised by the Clinical User Experience Association (CUXA) on 24th January.  In the workshop, Catherine learned how NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) commission services by prioritising complex healthcare needs. She also learned to appraise health innovations from the user experience perspective. CUXA is a leading organisation focusing on user experience (UX) in healthcare.

Aquarius has a track record of success in the field of health technologies in a broad range of disease areas and is currently involved in projects assessing the impact of rapid and point-of-care diagnostics for globally relevant infectious diseases, sexual health, and non-communicable diseases.  Contact us to find out more about how we can partner with you.