The Frontline Series

1. Cardmedic

Listen to one of WeShare's podcast leads, Ryan Purdy, talk to NHS Anaesthetist and Founder of CARDMEDIC, Rachel Grimaldi. Born out of a necessity to break through the communication barrier created by PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in the COVID-19 pandemic, CARDMEDIC is a flexible bedside communication tool, designed to transfer vital clinics information between healthcare staff and patient no matter the communication barrier. (https://www.cardmedic.com)

2. Feebris

A chance to hear about the employment of AI during and after COVID-19 from Elina Naydenova, CEO of Feebris and a leader in the clinical AI space. Feebris is a mobile-based software platform, powered by AI, that helps users detect and monitor complex health conditions. The platform consists of a mobile app which connects to wireless medical sensors (such as a digital stethoscope and a pulse oximeter), and a doctor portal that clinicians use to conduct remote review. The Feebris technology is used in UK care homes to support virtual ward rounds and in community health settings in India to deliver early detection of child health conditions (http://feebris.com/).

3. MSK.ai

The WeShare Podcast team (Ryan Purdy & Marie Song) interview Tom Harte from MSK.ai, best known for the myrecovery and Joint School applications. Designed for orthopaedic healthcare workers and their patients, the digital platforms are pioneering the surgical patient journey from preparation to recovery. The companion applications offer customisable support and online progress tracking, and are dedicated to improving the lives of people with chronic joint pain. 

4. NeutroCheck

WeShare (Ryan Purdy) speaks to Dr Saif Ahmad, cancer clinician and co-founder of NeutroCheck. NeutroCheck is a Cambridge based healthcare start-up developing novel lateral flow technologies to enable detection of blood cells (neutrophils) from point-of-care finger-prick blood samples. The NeutroCheck device is aimed at identifying cancer chemotherapy patients at risk of life-threatening neutropenic sepsis (infection where neutrophils, or white blood cell levels are low). Thos  low-cost portable device has the potential to to prevent over 50,000 A&E visits each year in the UK, saving healthcare providers such as the NHS tens of millions of pounds , whilst preventing antibiotic resistance, improving patient care and clinical outcomes. (https://www.neutrocheck.com/)

5. Life Lines

Ryan from WeShare Podcasts chats to Prof Louise Rose, who is the co-founder of Life Lines (along with Dr Joel Meyer, GSST in London, and Michel Paquet, aTouchAway™). Life Lines is a secure virtual-visiting solution, using tablets loaded with the. aTouchAway platform to enable families to remain connected with their loved ones who are being treated in intensive care units in hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about Life Lines on the King's Health Partners, and watch Dr Meyer's presentation at #UnlockingTheNHS summit, available here.

6. Teleophthalmology

Ryan Purdy from WeShare talks to Dr Mario Giardini from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland about the teleophthalmology service that is being pioneered by the university, NHS Grampian and NHS Forth Valley. Teleophthalmology is a branch of telemedicine and allows the remote assessment of eye patients out in the community with real-time links to specialist doctors that may be in clinic at a local hospital, on the other side of the country, or even abroad.

7. Concentric Health

Ryan (WeShare.Healthcare) chats to Mr Edward St John (Concentric Health) about the pioneering remote consent platform. Concentric digitises the consent process to enable fully shared decision making, powered by patient outcomes. To read more about Concentric Health, visit their website (https://concentric.health).

8. Phones4Patients

Ryan (WeShare Podcasts) explores the triumphs and challenges of the Phones4Patients project with the Chair of Trustees, Jason Holloway (Managing Director, Bridgeway Security Solutions). Phones4Patients connects generous businesses and organisations willing to donate communications technology with the healthcare providers and services that are in need of the hardware; a feat that has been central to the response to COVID-19 in the UK.