On 14 June 2013, Dr Saif Abed of Ascend Innovations gave a presentation, ‘The Consent App — A Lean Solution for the Real World’, at our seminar on apps in pharmaceutical development.
Dr Abed, like many junior doctors, had become frustrated with a lack of integration of existing NHS IT systems and the red tape associated with adopting new technologies. In an attempt to overcome these problems he teamed up with Mr Aman Coonar, a consultant heart surgeon, to found the lean healthcare IT project and, in January 2013, they released the Consent App. Dr Abed claimed the App enhanced communication with patients, reduced errors and litigation and helped move towards a paper free environment.
The slides are available here (565KB).