Researching and evaluating new health tech: resources

Author Helen Mthiyane
Posted 2019.05.22

The rapid pace of new health technologies present opportunities and challenges for health services research. HSRUK's Spring seminar in May 2019 brought together organisations working on innovations with researchers and policymakers interested in evaluation, with the aim to develop better partnerships and real improvements in patient care. This one-day meeting was led by Health Services Research UK (HSRUK), in partnership with the NIHR health services research Clinical Research Network and the Innovation Agency, the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast.  

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View the event programme below and read or download the presentations from the day; just click on the titles. 


15 May 2019 Spring seminar




Speaker presentations

Opening plenary: the challenges and opportunities in researching new technologies in health and care

Trish Greenhalgh, University of Oxford


Evaluating the impact of an online consultation system in primary care

Jeremy Horwood, University of Bristol/NIHR CLAHRC West 



Evaluating new technologies for better mental health

Jennifer Martin, NIHR MindTech MedTech Co-operative and
The University of Nottingham


NHS Test Beds programme evaluation: lessons and pitfalls

Karen Windle, NatCen
Nicholas Woolley, Frontier Economics Limited


Evaluating eHealth: online resources, apps and smartphones in healthcare

John Powell, University of Oxford


Evaluating AI in radiology: EMRAD’s test-bed on breast screening

Simon Harris, Nottingham University Hospitals/ EMRAD

Dr Niamh Lennox-Chhugani, Optimity Advisors


What do patients think about new technologies in health and care? Findings from the Connected Health Cities programme

Sarah Knowles, University of Manchester


Other resources

Why is the NHS slow to introduce technology?

Nicholas Woolley, Frontier Economics Limited


Using AI to assist with NHS breast screening services

Simon Harris, Nottingham University Hospitals/ EMRAD