By Prof. Nicholas Peters
Nicholas is a Cardiologist specializing in implanted and on-body biosensor technologies and their role in new models for improving healthcare and outcomes. He is Professor of Cardiology at Imperial College & NHS Trust, where he has founded the Connected Care Bureau for triage and managing the hospital's patients with Long Term Conditions. Focused on systematically evolving the demand-side models of care, the Bureau incorporates and works directly with developers of supply side products drawing on strengths in reshaping thinking, clinically driven test-bed evaluation and scalable clinical adoption. He has built productive partnerships between the College & NHS Trust and external entities by combining Imperial’s permissive healthcare environment, tech support & development and Business School expertise. He is a Board Member of Digital Health.London, advises as a Consultant to companies developing technologies for better more cost-effective care delivery, and travels worldwide speaking to professional organizations and the general public on remote patient monitoring and mobile health technologies. Nicholas’ interest in remote monitoring by implanted and wearable technologies is underpinned by a research program funded principally by the British Heart Foundation, Wellcome Trust, MRC and NIH (USA). He has a number of international research collaborations, is on the Scientific and Medical Advisory Boards and is Consultant to a number of academic, publishing, commercial and governmental entities in Europe and U.S.A. He is the only non-US on Board of Trustees and Founding Research Committee of the Heart Rhythm Society (2012-), Co-founder of the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society, Symphony Medical, Inc and CardioPolymers, Inc. He is Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, NY, USA, and Director of the ElectroCardioMaths and BHF Centre of Research Excellence Program at Imperial College, and Director of Cardiovascular Research for Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust.