For those in management and frontline roles, this session offers insights into how digital tools, backed by AI and data, are enhancing patient engagement across all sectors. Learn about emerging platforms and strategies to ensure patients are at the heart of the digital transformation.
CEO & Founder, DrDoctor
Tom Whicher is CEO of DrDoctor and an NHS Innovation Fellow, where he works with the National Innovation Accelerator (NIA) to advance the adoption of evidence-based healthcare innovation.
Passionate about using technology to create sustainable healthcare systems, Tom delivered one of the first patient portals in the NHS in 2012 and has worked to put technology in the hands of patients ever since. He’s written on health tech for The Guardian, and been featured in The Independent, Sky News, LBC, CNBC, and across the health trade press.
Dr Ernest Lim
Medical Director, Ufonia
Ernest is medical director at Ufonia Limited, where he coordinates clinical, regulatory and safety aspects of Ufonia’s autonomous clinical conversational assistant, Dora. He is also a practicing ophthalmologist on secondment from ophthalmology surgical training in the North London Deanery.
Ernest is also a PhD candidate in Computer Science at the University of York’s Assuring Autonomy International Programme, exploring a safety case for the implementation of voice-based, autonomous clinical conversational agents in healthcare. He is an alumnus of the Value-Based Healthcare Intensive Seminar at the Harvard Business School, and an NHS Clinical Entrepreneur. He leads a module on regulation and safety of software-as-a-medical device on the UCL Bioscience Entrepreneurship MSc, and is a member of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics. He is also a qualified NHS Digital clinical safety officer.
Dr Benyamin Deldar
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Deep Medical
Dr Benyamin Deldar is cofounder and co-CEO of Deep Medical and a junior doctor in the NHS. Benyamin has previously worked as an
academic medic in the fields of AI and Radiology from institutions such as Johns Hopkins University and King’s College, London.
For the past 3 years, Benyamin has been working on delivering equitable access to healthcare by using AI to understand why patients miss their appointments or cancel under short notice. His start-up Deep Medical, has proven its models across all outpatient and Radiology settings and is currently in the process of challenging the underlying health inequalities that result in patients missing their
appointments through an array of behaviour change techniques and scheduling solutions.
Dr Mark Lomax
CEO, PEP Health
Mark Lomax is the CEO for PEP Health. He has 20+ years of healthcare experience as a serial healthcare entrepreneur. In his role, he overseas the ongoing international expansion roadmap for PEP Health through building strong positive working relationships and ensuring the analytics are as effective and impactful as possible in each health sector.
He has won a number of prestigious awards, nationally and internationally, including being an alumni of the NHS Innovation Accelerator and selected as a Top 50 Healthtech CEO in 2022.
Founder & CEO, Aide Health
Chair: Stacey Hatton
CNIO, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton FT
Stacey [RGN, BSc, MSc] is the CNIO at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.
She has held various digital transformation roles in three large NHS acute trusts since 2017. Before taking up positions in digital transformation, she worked clinically in the Emergency Department, medical wards, and the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement team.
Stacey is a Florence Nightingale Foundation 2022 Digital Scholar and whilst she has been involved in and led several digital transformation projects, she is interested in how to create a digitally positive culture in the NHS and plans to explore this during her FNF year.
In addition to her NHS experience, Stacey also co-founded a health IT company, a clinically-led enterprise developing forward-thinking quality assurance and improvement software. The start-up is on a mission to help clinical colleagues use data to improve patient care.