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Wealth Creation and Academic Health Science Networks

Open Business Models in a Long Tail Market and Why Executing on a “Consumer Grade” Biomedical Informatics Platform Strategy is Key to Wealth Creation for AHSNs



"...now more than ever before, innovation has a vital role to play if we are to continue to improve patient outcomes and deliver value for money…the scale and nature of the challenge means that all parts of the NHS will have to take bold long term measures to secure sustainable change."

Sir David Nicholson


According to the Office of National Statistics, the amount spent on healthcare in the UK in 2010 represented 9.6% of GDP, up from 6.6% in 1997. In many countries healthcare spend continues to grow much faster than the economy, threatening the economic future of some governments and putting more pressure on businesses and individuals to foot the healthcare bill.

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