Nick de Pennington

Digital Population Health & Innovation Lead, Oxford University Hospitals

Nick is a clinical leader who trained at Cambridge and Oxford Universities. He spent 10yrs as a frontline neurosurgeon but following completion of training he saw the opportunities to deliver better value healthcare through digital health and moved into the senior management team of OUH NHS Trust. He co-founded a digital health innovation programme that is funded by the EU and is founder of Ufonia, a digital health start-up supported by Innovate UK and the Science and Technology Facilities Council. In his NHS role he is responsible for developing the Trust’s digital health innovation pathways, as well as implementation of Oxfordshire’s digital population health solutions that will deliver more integrated patient-centred care.


Programme sessions

11:00 – 12:00

Technologies underpinning Digital Health

Digital health is transforming healthcare across the whole patient pathway from prevention, through diagnosis and intervention, to ongoing monitoring across a broad range of care settings. At the heart of this transformation is the ability to analyse large datasets of information and through AI develop novel insights. The first session on digital health will look at some of the approaches underpinning this transformation, and explore their impact across clinical AI and imaging. This transformation is also opening up new ways of addresses innovation challenges within healthcare systems.

Location: Snow Room
Speakers: Steven Hamblin, Nick de Pennington, Nick Scott-Ram and Lionel Tarassenko

Building an NHS Trust Innovation Pathway

This talk will describe the digital health innovation pathway that is being implemented at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It will focus on the opportunities that are being created through an open API development environment that is being implemented for our electronic health record systems.

Location: Snow Room
Speakers: Nick de Pennington

14:30 – 15:30

Digital Health Applications

In this session we will explore the different ways in which digital health technologies have been applied in product development and in the types of applications that are becoming available to patients, clinicians and healthcare providers. A series of leading developers will showcase their innovations to demonstrate the breadth and diversity of opportunity that digital health now offers, highlighting the vibrancy of the digital health sector across the region. Selected innovations span remote monitoring, imaging, digital therapies, mental health applications and autonomous conversation systems.

Location: Snow Room
Chair: Fred Kemp

Showcase Companies: 

Ufonia is a digital health company that delivers autonomous voice-based conversations that can proactively monitor health & wellness, at a frequency and scale not previously possible using traditional models of care. The company is supported by Innovate UK, the Science and Technology Facilities Council, IBM Watson and Oxford University Innovation’s Startup Incubator programme.

Venturefest Oxford

The 2019 event will be on  Wednesday 11th September at Oxford Brookes University. 

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Innovation Showcase

The showcase welcomed the most innovative and exciting business innovations. 

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Pitching for Success

Venturefest's elevator pitch competition. Sponsored by Penningtons Manches.

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