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“2020health is an important and thoughtful contributor to the health debate”

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee


Health & Care Award 2016


The Health & Care Award aimed to highlight the consumer health tech solution that has had the most positive impact for health care providers.

Entrant companies and organisations were nominated by health care professionals and 2020health, based on their known profile. 

The evaluation criteria for the award included the application of the technology solution, its usage and characteristics and its impact and supporting evidence.

The Winner

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With awards ceremony host Alice Beer (left) the Health & Care Award was presented by Madeleine Starr MBE, Director of Business Development & Innovation at Carers UK (second from right) to FoodMaestro

“We are delighted that FoodMaestro has been recognised so soon after its launch as a valuable addition to the new wave of tools helping health care providers and individuals take charge of their health.  We’ve combined our skills and expertise to produce a powerful service that offers transparency and enhances food product options when shopping.  The FoodMaestro app puts you in control of searching, scanning and discovering safe foods for you and your family with our allergen, ingredient and wellness filters.” Dharmendra Patel,  Co-Founder, FoodMaestro

The Shortlist

An intelligent search platform for food products offering healthcare providers a new way to engage with patients on diet and nutrition, based on personal requirements. It reduces administration time, enhances productivity and increases clinical time. The platform also enables healthcare providers to share their findings and diet sheets with their community and ensures dietary advice to patients is consistent across primary care, community care and hospital care. The technology has been developed with specialist input from the allergy and intolerance teams at GuyÆs and St ThomasÆ NHS Foundation Trust.

eHealth solutions for detecting and preventing lifestyle-related diseases; like high blood pressure, heart attacks and burnout. The portal and app work by analysing the shape and variability of pulse waves taken with a standard smartphone camera or smartwatch, based on algorithms based on biosignal analytics after decades of international cutting-edge research in the field of pulse wave analysis and biovariability. Preventicus assesses risks based on the results of more than fifty clinical studies across reference data on over 25,000 patients, as well as joint ventures with a scientific advisory board consisting of leading medical practitioners.

A smartphone-based platform for a range of m-health interventions designed to help people with serious mental illness to manage their own symptoms and prevent relapse. Serious mental illness (SMI: psychosis and schizophrenia) is a disorder where the onset is in early adult life, with 75% of those people having at least one relapse within five years; reducing life expectancy by 18 years on average. ClinTouch has been developed with service users, NHS clinicians and an academic team with software engineers at the University of Manchester. It works as a personalised smartphone application which triggers, collects and wirelessly uploads symptom data to a central server several times daily and can be used over extended periods by people with SMI.

Judging Panel

Julia Manning - CEO, 2020health (CHAIR)

Dr Gary Bolger - Chief Medical Officer, AXA PPP healthcare
Gary is chief medical officer of AXA PPP healthcare where he is responsible for setting the health insurer’s medical and medical underwriting policies (including development of guidance on claims eligibility and examination of new treatments) and for informing the company’s product development strategic light of changing treatments, costs and claims experience. Prior to his appointment as chief medical officer in 2010, Gary served for ten years as AXA PPP’s head of medical policy & medical underwriting. Before this, he worked for Berkshire Health Authority, which he joined in 1991, as a consultant with responsibilities for purchasing and planning acute health services. He also led the authority’s ‘locality purchasing’ – a forerunner of commissioning groups – before taking up the role of acting director of public health. Prior to this, Gary held a number of posts in hospitals and in general practice following his qualification in medicine from Leeds University in 1982.

Margaret Harper - Director of Marketing, Design Council
The Design Council is dedicated to improving people’s lives through the strategic use of design and works with businesses, government and public service providers to train, accelerate and deliver innovation. Margaret joined the Design Council team in 2015 as the Director of Marketing, a newly created senior leadership role focussing on the future direction of the Design Council.
Specialising in transformation management and projects of international significance and importance, Margaret has over 20 years’ experience in marketing and has worked for both UK and international market leading organisations in property development, financial services, pharmaceuticals and sport, including LOCOG, the organisers of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Harpreet Sood - Senior Fellow at the Chairman and Chief Executive’s Office NHS England
Harpreet trained as a clinical doctor at King’s College London and Imperial College Business School and practiced as an academic trainee in East London. Following this he did a Masters in Public Health (MPH) at Harvard University where he focused on international health policy and co-founded a digital health start-up. Post MPH, Harpreet was a Deland Fellow in health policy and management at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a large academic medical centre in Boston. Harpreet’s portfolio of work at NHS England includes implementing the National Diabetes Prevention Programme.

Madeleine Starr, MBE - Director of Business Development and Innovation at Carers UK
Carers UK is a not-for-profit organisation with nearly 50 years experience of working to improve the lives of unpaid carers, through campaigning and lobbying at local, national and international level and providing information, advocacy, training and consultancy services. Madeleine joined Carers UK in 2000 to lead its work on carers and employment. In 2009 she was recognised as a Working Families Pioneer for ‘her sustained and successful campaigning for carers’ employment rights’ and for her influence in establishing the Employers for Carers membership forum, launched in 2009. She is currently leading Carers UK’s work on digital innovation in health, care and the third sector, and new mechanisms for growing the care market. Madeleine was awarded an MBE in 2012 for services to employment.

Gemma Curtin - Design Museum Curator
Gemma Curtin is a Curator at the Design Museum. She has curated or co-curated many exhibitions at the Design Museum including:Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec (2002); Hella Jongerius (2003); Manolo Blahnik (2003); Industrial Facility – Some recent projects (2008); Patricia Urquiola – Purely Porcelain (2009); David Chipperfield Architects – Form Matters (2009); Ergonomics - Real Design (2009); Urban Africa - David Adjaye’s photographic journey (2010); John Pawson – Plain Space (2010); Kenneth Grange – Making Britain Modern (2011); Designers in Residence 2013 as well as the Design Museum’s annual survey of contemporary design Designs of the Year, in 2012, 2014 and 2015. She had previously worked at the City of Edinburgh Museums and at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff. She has a BA hons in History of Art and Design in the Modern Period from Leicester Polytechnic, a Post graduate Diploma in Art Gallery and Museum Studies from the University of Manchester and is an Associate of the Museums Association.

AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards 2016 - Categories

Each of the seven Award categories are linked to one of the Health tech & You principles below:

- We want to normalise the use of health technology.
- We want to guide people towards the right health tech for them.
- We want to influence local and national policy towards the use of health tech.
- We want to connect the health tech sector better with the public need.
- We want to help health tech innovators engage with health and care providers.
- We want to discover new health tech innovators.
- We want to identify and promote health tech that supports specific needs in society.