The Entrepreneurs

Tovertafel, Patientory, Thriva and Forward Health

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20 February 2019

Episode 384

30 minutes

An in-depth look at four start-ups easing the strain on healthcare providers and making the patient experience more transparent. We meet the founders of Tovertafel, Patientory, Thriva and Forward Health.

20 February 2019

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Chapter 1

Tovertafel

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John Ramsay is CEO and founder of Shift8 Limited. His company is behind Tovertafel, a tool that uses light to stimulate people living with mid- to late-stage dementia, encouraging them to interact with friends and loved ones.

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Forward Health

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Forward is a platform now used by more than 7,000 clinicians across 140 NHS hospitals. It allows for efficient and secure communication and can save health professionals between 30 and 60 minutes on every shift. It was founded by Philip Mundy, Dr Lydia Yarlott and Dr Barney Gilbert.

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Patientory

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Chrissa McFarlane, a career medical researcher turned entrepreneur, is the founder and CEO of Patientory. The Atlanta-based software logs patients’ treatments and health information, and facilitates instant communication with their care team. Importantly, the platform uses blockchain technology to make sure personal data stays secure.

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Thriva

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Hamish Grierson is co-founder and CEO of Thriva. The London-based company uses at-home blood-testing kits that are posted back to an NHS lab. Since launch in June 2016, Thriva has processed more than 100,000 tests.

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