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Medelinked Named as One of the 2016 Global Digital Health 100

Published on 15th November 2016 by Medelinked

Features for second year in succession in benchmark recognising innovation in mobile, digital and connected healthcare

Oxfordshire, 15th November 2016 – Medelinked has been named as one of the 2016 Global Digital Health 100. The award has been given for the second year in succession as Medelinked was also named one of the one of the 2015 Global Digital Health 100, recognising innovation in mobile, digital and connected healthcare.

The 2016 list - compiled from a combination of nominations and industry research by the international team at The Journal of mHealth - sets out to identify the most innovative and disruptive health technology companies, from around the world, operating in the mobile, digital and connected care industries today.

Over the past three years, the Global Digital Health 100 has become established as an international benchmark of industry activity for mobile, digital and connected technologies in healthcare. This interest from across the industry has meant that 2016 has seen more nominations than in any previous year - with hundreds of companies analysed and assessed to determine which innovators made the final cut.

Ian Gallifant, Medelinked's, founder and CEO says: "It's an honour to be named as one of the Global Digital Health 100 two years in succession. As a UK-headquartered open digital health platform that aims to increase health care efficiency and effectiveness and to continuously improve health outcomes it’s great to be recognised for the work that we are doing in 80 countries worldwide."

From across the Health Continuum

According to the Journal of mHealth, the diversity of this year’s list stands out immediately. With innovations targeting just about every corner of healthcare the honouree companies offer technologies across a range of categories including, clinical solutions, wearable technologies, healthcare applications, medical devices, virtual reality and data analytics. These are all solutions and services that are transforming, or have the potential to transform, and disrupt the way in which healthcare is delivered.

The list also provides insight into the key sector trends that we are beginning to see emerge from across the healthcare continuum when it comes to the adoption of technology-led products and services.

Digital Health is Maturing

Reflecting the ever-growing importance of mobile, digital and connected solutions in the healthcare industry, the Global Digital Health 100-2016 recognises the significant work being carried out by organisations from around the globe. This year’s list also identifies an industry that is showing the signs of maturity. While many companies, over the past few years, have failed despite having truly innovative technologies to offer, the Journal of mHealth remarks 2016 cohort shows that it is essential to not only demonstrate innovation in technology, but also innovation in service and business model development as a requisite to succeeding as a technology company in the healthcare industry.

Identifying the 100

The Global Digital Health 100 represents six months of analysis by the editorial and advisory team at The Journal of mHealth, who considered the offerings and innovations from companies across the digital health ecosystem.

The judging criteria analysed 10 different quantitative and qualitative evaluation metrics including: disruptive impact; proof of concept; technology innovation; social value; effectiveness; execution of strategy; and, industry integration. The selected 100 companies demonstrate true innovation and the opportunity to disrupt the delivery of healthcare at scale. The selection criteria ensure that companies are considered truly upon innovation, allowing start-up offerings to be compared alongside established and larger organisations.

The full 2016 Digital Health 100 Award List is available at www.thejournalofmhealth.com/digital-health-100

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