We have all seen it happen. A wildly innovative idea that captures everyone's imaginations (and investment funds) - but is it addressing a real healthcare problem? If the answer is no it is destined to remain just that, an idea. This week we take a look into one of the most promising areas for digital health disruption.

Stroke is consistently ranked as one of the leading burdens of disease globally. The most recent data shows that stroke is the second most common cause of death (11.8%) globally and the third most common cause of global disability (4.5%).  This week we have flagged some of the leading solutions, clinical opinion leaders and organisations who you should have your radar if you're looking to collaborate for outcomes in this space And finally, we welcome Kindred Innovations, our most recent Member organisation to join the leading community of healthcare innovators.

World Stroke Day Digital Health Round Up - Ones to Watch

There is a massive opportunity for collaboration and innovation in this space to meaningfully impact health outcomes and reduce costs. In support of World Stroke Day we have highlighted some of the most promising solutions throughout the stroke continuum - from early detection to remote rehabilitation and a handful of individuals and organisations ringing in a new wave of optimized stroke care.

1. Prevention and Early Detection

2. Acute Response Support Systems

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3. Long Term Rehabilitation and Support

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Take a look at the full info-graphic mapping the ecosystem here. Interested in meeting the clinical and technology leaders changing face of modern healthcare? Apply to join us in Melbourne in February here! As always let me know if you have any questions or comments - always great to hear your thoughts!