Alumni in digital healthcare
Imperial alumni are leading the charge in creating and utilising digital technology to tackle the biggest challenges in healthcare.
Breaking down barriers: Innovation in healthcare
Technology is bringing transformational improvements to the provision of health and care in today’s society. In this event, alumni experts discuss the future of digital technologies in healthcare, sharing their own insights and experiences and exploring the potential of digital solutions.
Meet some of our digital health and health tech experts:
"The biggest problem for patients is that they don't have access to their medical records. The way we practice medicine is so ancient. It's not fit for purpose anymore." Dr Abdullah Dafir Albeyatti (MBBS Medicine 2011) is a GP, founder of MyClinic and CEO of Medicalchain, a tech company which uses blockchain to securely manage health records.
"If you put yourself in a patient community with people who have similar conditions, motivations and similar goals, you become empowered." Arjun Panesar (MEng Computing 2006) is the founding CEO and Head of AI at Diabetes Digital Media, an organisation with over 1.4 million active members, that provides evidence-based health interventions.
"The really exciting thing is how many more patients are involved in their own health and care, and how tech can make patient care easier." Dr Saira Ghafur (MSc DIC Health Policy 2015) is the Lead for Digital Health at the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial, and co-founder of two healthtech startups, Prova Health and Pysma.
Digital health alumni
"Public health is about building resilient health systems that meet the needs of those it serves." Margaret Mutumba (Master of Public Health 2010) is passionate about reducing inequality in access to specialist healthcare in Africa, and is the founder of the telemedicine platform MedAtlas which connects patients to licensed fertility specialists.
Building lifesaving tech
"Look to build technologies and solutions which help advance the human species, improve efficiencies and save costs." Ali Ghorbangholi OBE (BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2012, MSc Software Engineering 2013) is the founder of the app GoodSAM, used by emergency services around the world to locate and remotely monitor patients.
Creating user-led solutions
"The highlights are always the user testing, Hearing people with Parkinson's say that they like the device, seeing them go for a long walk with the device or dancing." Lucy Soo Min Jung (MSc Innovation Design Engineering 2019) is the co-founder of Charco Neurotech, a startup which makes wearable tech to relieve Parkinson's symptoms.
Share your story
Do you work in digital healthcare or health tech? We'd love to hear more about what you're doing now. If you are interested in providing an alumni profile, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also search for and connect with other alumni in the sector on Imperial Plexus.