1st Edition

Medical Innovation Concepts, Delivery and the Future of Healthcare

Edited By Rahul Kanegaonkar, James Tysome Copyright 2023
    262 Pages 56 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    262 Pages 56 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    262 Pages 56 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    An essential text for innovators, this accessible book explains how medical and healthcare professionals and students who are new to innovation in healthcare can best progress their innovation projects and how those interested in healthcare innovation can develop an improved understanding of novel treatments and developments. The book provides a clear framework for the innovation pathway, describing step-by-step how projects are taken from concept to marketing, and also includes a current assessment of emerging technologies that will influence medical innovation in the future.

    Key Features:

    • Wide-ranging and comprehensive coverage of the field, from digital health and AI technologies, through stem-cell applications and robotic surgery, to specialty-specific innovations including those in cardiology, public health and ophthalmology
    • Illustrated with real-life examples of success and failure and what can be learned from these projects
    • Reflects a greater emphasis on clinical innovation within health systems and its inclusion in undergraduate and postgraduate medical curriculae and medically related courses
    • Supports national and international initiatives to encourage innovation in healthcare and maximize the novel ideas generated by university staff and students, as well as practicing clinicians

    Ideal for students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and medical practitioners and allied medical health professionals, it will also be of interest to clinical innovators and healthcare businesses seeking to increase uptake of their products both in the UK and internationally.


    List of contributors



    1. Introduction

    Rahul Kanegaonkar and James Tysome

    2. The Innovation Process

    Rahul Kanegaonkar

    3. Intellectual Property

    Emma Hodge

    4. Establishing a Company

    Jane Ollis

    5. Prototyping

    Geraint Green

    6. Raising Capital: How Innovators Raise Funding to Drive Medical Innovation

    Ian M. Newington

    7. The Regulatory Landscape for Medical Devices in the UK and EU

    Jacques Du Preez

    8. Responsible Business Conduct: Why and How Healthcare Companies Should Incorporate Environmental Sustainability, Social Responsibility, and Business Integrity into their Practice

    Mahmood F Bhutta and Chirantan Chaterjee

    9. Research and Validation

    James R Tysome

    10. Marketing

    Richard Anderson

    11. Penetrating the National Health Service and Private Sectors

    Nigel Sansom


    12. An Innovator’s Journey

    Chris Coulson

    13. Digital Health

    Aditya Desai and George Karous

    14. Regenerative Medicine

    Richard Webb, Athina Mylona, and Alwyn D’Souza

    15. Cardiology

    Robert Bell

    16. Genetics and Genomics Horizon Scanning

    Julian Barwell

    17. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

    Raj Jena

    18. The Evolution of Robotic Surgery – Current Status and Future Concepts

    Sashi S. Kommu

    19. Innovation in Public Health: Tools and Methods

    J. Yimmy Chow and Jonathan Fok

    20. Wearable and Implantable Medical Devices – A Fantastic Voyage

    Wesley Mcloughlin and Ian Mcloughlin

    21. Using Technology to Improve the Outcomes of Mental Health

    Raj Attavar and Vinod Muniswamy

    22. Medical Imaging

    Dipalee Durve

    23. Medical Innovation in Ophthalmology

    Ziyaad Sultan and John Bladen



    Rahul Kanegaonkar is the Professor of Medical Innovation at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK and a practicing Consultant ENT Surgeon at the Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham and the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London.

    James Tysome is a Consultant ENT and Skull Base Surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals, an Affiliated Associate Professor at the University of Cambridge and has an active role in all aspects of the medical innovation field.