Health Tech World Awards 2023

A landmark celebration of the brightest stars in health tech

Team of the Year Shortlist

Sponsored by Anatomical Concepts

Anatomical Concepts combines world leading know-how, trusted technology, and personalised therapies to restore hope and improve the lives of people with disabilities.

The company is also a UK leader in the Functional Electronic Stimulation (FES) space.

Congratulations to our shortlisted entries!

Healios is the leading digital provider of specialist mental health, autism, and ADHD services for children and young people in the UK aged 25 and under.

Healios is reimagining the care experience by optimally combining an expert multidisciplinary care team with evidence-based, family-centred approaches and great technology.

For life science companies, Phil’s technology offers end-to-end visibility into the prescription life cycle, unlocking coverage and maximising reimbursement for brands.

For patients, the platform removes barriers to medication access and ensures that they can seamlessly start and adhere to therapy. Phil seeks to make access to medication frictionless and offers the ease of integration with existing programmes. is a leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution provider that is upending the radiology "status quo" by improving imaging accuracy and health outcomes.

The team of more than 200 people believes that healthcare should be affordable and available to everyone. has already impacted the lives of over 12 million people.

SpineX is a clinical-stage bioelectric MedTech company, committed to delivering technologies that improve the lives of people with neurological conditions.

SCiP by SpineX is a breakthrough technology allowing children with cerebral palsy to learn how to independently walk.

uMed is a healthcare technology start-up that has developed a platform which is changing the pace of life science research, helping the industry to build regulatory grade evidence at a speed and scale not seen before.

uMed's disruptive solutions are addressing the current capability gaps in evidence creation and playing a vital role in the acceleration of clinical and real-world research.

Most Improved Patient Outcomes Shortlist

Sponsored by ORCHA

ORCHA is the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps.

Healthcare is in the middle of a digital revolution, yet the digital health market is unregulated, with 80% of products not meeting standards. ORCHA is the global leader in providing access to trusted digital health technologies, having reviewed more digital health products than anyone in the world.

Congratulations to our shortlisted entries!

During Covid, Lakeside wanted a platform that better served their needs, offering more than virtual access, supporting integrated care across the group and PCNs. That supported the whole patient journey, increased access and activity. Going much  further than online/video consultation.

Doctrin has supported over five million patient consultations, over 100,000 at Lakeside. Supported by Lakeside, the platform now supports UK Primary care, meeting all NHS requirements.

To help improve patient outcomes of people living with diabetes and respiratory illnesses and reduce hospital admissions, Lewisham Health and Care Partnership worked with HN to carry out a remote monitoring and virtual wards pilot for people living with COPD and diabetes.

This resulted in significantly reduced A&E and hospital admissions, improved patient outcomes and lower costs.

my mhealth is a UK-based, clinically-led digital therapeutics company providing solutions for the management of long-term conditions to the NHS.

Its digital therapeutics have been proven to improve patient outcomes, reduce hospital readmissions and increase efficiency of delivery.’s Viz LVO artificial intelligence (AI) powered software automatically analyzes brain computed tomography angiography (CTA) scans of patients who are suspected of having a stroke.

If Viz LVO detects a blocked major artery (a large vessel occlusion or LVO), it flags the issue immediately for the clinician on call, enabling them to make a rapid treatment decision and alert their urgent care team to prep for surgery.

A new approach to delivering palliative at-home treatment to advanced heart failure patients in Wales has been hailed a success - with help from Vygon device, in collaboration with University Hospital Wales' Supportive Care specialists.

A 12-month pilot, using an Accufuser elastomeric pump from Vygon, has allowed for continuous seven-day infusion to replace a daily routine.

Best Digital Health App Shortlist

Sponsored by McDermott Will & Emery

MWE is a global law firm helping propel today’s most respected, dynamic and important organisations. The company has a growing presence across the health tech space, supporting digital health companies, hospitals and health systems, life science companies and more.

The explosion in digital health tools ensured that this was always going to be a competitive category.

Congratulations to the shortlisted five for making the cut!

The Ascenti Reach app is a hybrid, app-based physiotherapy service that incorporates a digital assessment, guided exercise programmes, and patient education and motivation, and allows patients to chat to an Ascenti physiotherapist whenever they need to.

CardMedic is a pioneering digital healthcare communications app designed to make healthcare more accessible. Launched in 2020 at the height of the pandemic, it is now available in 44 languages and has over 55,000 users in 120 countries worldwide.

With over 100+ medical experts, Flo supports women during their entire reproductive lives and provides curated cycle and ovulation tracking, personalised health insights, expert tips, and a fully closed community for women to share their questions and concerns.

MyStaff App is a new way to access documents on the move. It is 60x faster than hospital intranet, providing a complete ecosystem for managing, controlling and sharing documents. Patient information Leaflets can be sent directly to patients, with no more wasted printing.

Wisdo is a research-proven Social Health platform. The company works with leaders in healthcare to address the impact of loneliness, social isolation, and other social determinants on the mental health, costs, and engagement of their members and employees.

Young Leader of the Year Shortlist

Sponsored by LumiraDX

LumiraDx is a next generation point of care diagnostic platform transforming community-based healthcare with lab comparable results in minutes.

Congratulations to these incredible young leaders already making waves in the health tech space.

Caitlin Baltzer, COO, MYndspan

MYndspan is a brain analytics company enabling users to assess & monitor brain health to extend the healthy lifespan of the mind.

Caitlin has formed partnerships with leaders within the brain health and MEG industry, where MYndspan now supports and educates thousands of people across the UK on their brain function to help them improve overall cognitive performance and make more informed decision regarding their health.

Moises Barbera-Ramos, Founder and Lead Researcher, Drill Surgeries

Moises is the Founder of Drill Surgeries Ltd., a MedTech startup developing non-invasive medical devices powered through Artificial Intelligence to guide surgeons accurately and without radiation during trauma and orthopaedic surgeries.

Its technology has been approved by the ethics committee and is moving for trials in Q1 2023, becoming one of the first AI and Mixed Reality surgical guidance systems for Trauma Operations to be trialled in humans in the world.

Cecilie Hvidberg Jakobsen, CEO and Founder, wawa fertility

Cecilie Hvidberg Jakobsen is the founder and CEO of wawa fertility, an app designed as a personal assistant to help and support aspiring parents on their fertility journey.

wawa fertility is dedicated to improving fertility treatment and advancing research. wawa is radically changing the currently broken (in)fertility treatment model to become truly accessible and predictable, while improving outcomes 10x - by filling the enormous data gap.

Kirsty Smitten, Founder and CEO, MetalloBio

Kirsty is an award-winning CEO that has discovered and led the development of a novel antimicrobial platform technology that has the potential to save millions of lives.

The new antimicrobial class is being developed as a systemic antimicrobial and a coating for medical devices. Kirsty has raised £1mn equity investment and £800k non-dilutive funding in the 18 months since incorporation.

Jyoti Sharma, Founder and CEO, TaraCares

TaraCares was founded by Jyoti Sharma who brings more than 20 years of international intrapreneurial experience in management consulting, sales and delivery of large-scale human-centred technology enabled digital transformations.

The startup enterprise addresses Menopause public health challenge with Explainable AI (XAI). It is an evidence-led, inclusive, and research-orientated enterprise tackling all forms of menopause (natural and early menopause).

Leader of the Year Shortlist

Sponsored by Odgers Berndtson

Odgers Berndtson’s life sciences and healthcare practices support organisations in recruiting transformational leaders, with the ambition and strategic vision to pursue new opportunities.

Congratulations to the shortlisted leaders helping to transform healthcare around the world.

Dr Suchi Saria, Founder and CEO, Bayesian Health

Dr Saria's research has pioneered the development of next generation diagnostic and treatment planning tools that use statistical machine learning methods to individualise care.

In July 2022, Dr Saria and her colleagues at Johns Hopkins University published the results of the largest and most rigorous evaluation to date of healthAI in a real-world setting.

Bayesian Health and Johns Hopkins announced the ground-breaking results in Nature Medicine that, for the first time, associated lives saved with Bayesian’s clinically deployed artificial intelligence platform. 

Daniel Bulkin, Founder and CEO, Healistic

Daniel was inspired to become involved with med-tech as he has a vision for the future of global healthcare, and it started with an experience we’ve all had - being in bed sick and needing medicine.

Through Healistic, he intends to build a technologically augmented ecosystem that places more control back into the hands of the user and enables better access to services, which are available within the healthcare industry currently, but not in a way that meets increasing consumer expectations for convenience, ease of use, and connectivity.

Dan Vahdat, CEO and Founder, Huma

Together with NHS partners, Dan led Huma in creating the first digitally enabled virtual wards for Covid-19 patients, which have since been shown to double clinical capacity, improve patient outcomes and reduce deaths.

The technology was also deployed across Germany within weeks where 1 million oximeters were shipped to patients’ homes. Huma has used the momentum created during the pandemic to accelerate innovation and is currently working with the NHS Integrated Care Systems to roll out virtual wards.

Alexandra Assouad, Founder, Mind-Easy

At just 25 years old, Alexandra has already made a significant impact in the healthtech industry with Mind-Easy, a innovative technology-based solutions that addresses the cultural gaps in the digital behavioural space.

Its unique approach to bridging this gap has not only increased engagement in mental health resources, but has also had a positive impact on the lives of over 15,000 people.

Dr Nora Khaldi, Founder and CEO, Nuritas

Dr. Nora Khaldi is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nuritas, a biotechnology company able to identify, unlock, clinically test and patent a new generation of intelligent molecules.

Dr Khaldi is a multi-TEDx speaker and sits on the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Governing Board and was inducted into the Young Global Leaders, the World Economic Forum’s foundation for remarkable leaders under 40 in 2019.

Come back tomorrow to find out who's been shortlisted for the Young Leader of the Year award.

Innovation of the Year Shortlist

We are delighted to announce five shortlisted entries for the Innovation of the Year award, sponsored by Becky Warnes Consultancy.

Becky Warnes helps organisations drive transformation by designing and implementing innovative and sustainable solutions that create system efficiencies and value.

Winner of the 'Best Independent Business Consultant (UK) award for 2022', Becky has worked extensively with the NHS and pharma, med tech and health tech industries.

Another highly competitive category, we were not only overwhelmed by the quality of the entries but also the sheer variety.

Thanks to all the entrants for introducing us to all this incredible technology.

AIVF is a reproductive technology company transforming the fertility journey. Its proprietary AI software platform is based on scientific research and driven by real-world clinical use to help fertility clinics optimise IVF processes and outcomes.

Careology is intelligent technology that empowers people living and dealing with cancer by disrupting traditional models of cancer care with digital technology.

The Gynesonics Sonata System is the world’s first and only intrauterine fibroid ablation system that combines the safety of ultrasound guidance with the proven benefits of targeted radiofrequency energy.

Lumen is the world’s first hand-held, portable device to measure metabolism through the breath. Once available only to top athletes, in hospitals and clinics, metabolic testing is now available to everyone.

MediMusic is a B2B service that uses AI and machine learning to create audio fingerprints which mimic the human brain’s response to music and then scientifically dispense it as an efficacy-driven medicine for clinical pain and anxiety.

Start-up of the Year Shortlist

After many hours of deliberation, Health Tech World is delighted to announced the shortlist for Start-Up of the Year award, sponsored by Barclays Eagle Labs.

Eagle Labs brings together industry experts, innovators, academics and health and social care providers to support the transformation of the healthcare industry through collaboration, innovation and technology.

This hotly-contested category attracted some really exciting and innovative entries

Congratulations to the shortlisted nominees and thanks again to all who entered.

birdie’s home healthcare technology empowers homecare professionals to make better decisions, save time and ultimately deliver more personalised care to older adults in the face of a major care crisis.

MyMynd is a digital health platform helping to get ahead of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

The technology enables employees to proactively take control of their mental health and help employers to target wellbeing efforts at organisational needs.

Odin Vision is connecting endoscopy systems to the cloud to provide doctors with tools that aid them in decision making, leading to early treatment and saved lives.

The cloud-based AI systems are being used in various hospitals throughout the UK and Europe.

Sano Genetics matches people to studies in precision medicine research, accelerating the development of treatments for chronic and rare genetic diseases that affect millions around the world.

XR Therapeutics combines traditional CBT with gradual exposure therapy to treat phobias and anxiety. The solution is delivered using VR technology within a fully immersive environment.

Come back tomorrow to find out who's been shortlisted for the Innovation of the Year award.

In April 2023 Health Tech World will recognise some of the most impactful and pioneering health technology innovators.

The inaugural Health Tech World Awards will see an expert judging panel assess entries from across the globe in eight key categories.

We are delighted to have received an incredible 122 entries, spanning robotics, bioscience, digital health, AI, medtech and beyond.

The Health Tech World team is now in the process of shortlisting the entries, with the final five in each category to be revealed very soon.

Stay tuned for updates!

The award categories are:

* Most Improved Patient Outcomes sponsored by Orcha Health

* Young Health Tech Leader of the Year sponsored by LumiraDX

* Health Tech Team of the Year sponsored by Anatomical Concepts

* Best Digital Health App sponsored by McDermott Will & Emery

* Health Tech Leader of the Year sponsored by Odgers Berndston

* Health Tech Innovation of the Year sponsored by Becky Warnes Consultancy

* Health Tech Start-up of the Year sponsored by Barclays Eagle Labs

* The Judges Choice Awards - sponsored by Finn Partners

The Health Tech World Awards 2023 are delivered in partnership with our headline sponsor FINN Partners

FINN Partners is one of the fastest-growing global, independent agencies with a heart and a conscience. It serves clients through a powerful combination of hands-on partnership, highly specialised expertise, and a values-driven culture that champions integrity, collaboration, and innovation. More than an agency, It is a bold collective of communications advocates, stewarding brands, protecting reputations, influencing public policy, and leveraging data and analytics to shape the most important conversations of the day.

Awards timeline

Finalists Announced: W/C Feb 27
Winners Online Ceremony: April 4