Health Innovation Exchange Portal Launches

The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network are delighted to unveil our new Health Innovation Exchange portal.

Health Innovation Exchange provides a platform for NHS staff and industry innovators across the Health and Care sector to connect and share innovative solutions, projects and products which support the ambition of providing world class patient care in a cost effective, efficient manner.

The portal will act as a forum for innovators to openly showcase products and solutions that can improve patient outcomes and experiences, as well as improve the efficiency in which services are provided.

Richard Stubbs, Commercial Director of the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN said “Our staff and our patients are the biggest assets of the NHS.  We also have a wealth of talent and ideas within the UK’s strong life science industry.  To create a sustainable NHS for the future we need to better harness the expertise in these groups.”

“Nearly everyone has a great idea to share about how we can improve the care we give.  But all too often they have no way of sharing these great ideas.  The Health Innovation Exchange is a simple, accessible way for us to share what works, create communities with common interests, and grow a database of innovation for the benefit of Health and Social Care.”

“The portal will provide innovators the platform they require to showcase their solutions to the health care sector, whilst acting as a single point of entry into the AHSN.  Meanwhile, for the first time, our members have the opportunity to view all the products and solutions that are available to support their strategic and operational needs in one place.”

Health Innovation Exchange is a product of the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network, and is available for all AHSNs to use.  As we continue to share best practice across AHSNs the portal will be adopted and used by others, look out for the Innovation Agency (formerly North West Coast AHSN) who will be launching their own version of our portal later this year.

Visit our Health Innovation Exchange Portal here