Meet the innovator: Dr Patrick Hart

    January 26, 2024

    In this edition, we catch up with Dr. Patrick Hart, Clinical Operations Lead of Concentric. Concentric Health is a digital healthcare company leading the UK market in digital consent to treatment applications.

    Current job role

    Clinical Operations Lead

    Tell us about your innovation in a sentence.

    Concentric is the market-leading digital consent to treatment application, with remote consent functionality, which makes it easy for clinicians to share personalised information with patients, and leads to informed, shared decisions.

    What three pieces of advice would you give budding innovators?

    1. Identify a problem you're passionate about and start working on a solution.
    2. You’ll go further with a team than on your own.
    3. Double down on what you’re good at, and find other people who are good at the rest.

    What’s been your toughest obstacle?

    The most formidable challenge we encounter revolves around persuading seasoned clinicians, often deeply ingrained in status quo practices of their entire professional careers, to embrace a transformative shift in their methodology.

    Navigating this requires a delicate balance of respect for their accumulated expertise, and a compelling presentation of the merits inherent in the proposed innovation.

    What’s been your innovator journey highlight?

    When friends & family tell me that they have used (or someone they know has used) Concentric as a patient or as a relative, and the utilisation of Concentric has had a positive impact on their healthcare experience.

    This has helped me to realise that innovation transcends technological advancement; it can foster meaningful connections and transform healthcare interactions into more human, compassionate exchanges

    What is the best part of your job now?

    The most rewarding aspect of my current role is being able to witness the immense scale of impact that our work has achieved. In 2023, more than 240,000 patients used Concentric to record decisions regarding their healthcare.

    Another rewarding aspect is that our innovation has played a pivotal role in assisting and empowering such a substantial number of people, which is not just professionally gratifying but genuinely mind-blowing.

    If you were in charge of the NHS and care system, what’s the one thing you’d do to speed up health innovation?

    My primary initiative to accelerate health and care innovation would be to systematically streamline adoption processes across organisations.

    By establishing a unified and efficient adoption framework, we can eliminate the redundancy of duplicative procedures, ensuring that valuable time and resources are not expended repeatedly.

    A typical day for you would include…

    Calls with teams deploying Concentric, testing new product features and reviewing clinical content on our application.

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