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Global Innovation Leader appointed to Advisory Board

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Global Innovation Leader appointed to Vigil's International Advisory Board

Vigil Monitoring has appointed United States based Professor Chris Wasden as an Advisory Board member to guide and support the development of itsinternational strategy and product development.

Professor Wasden is an expert on digital health technology applications that support transformation. He has significant experience in the creation of innovative operating models that adapt to the turbulent new market realties created by SMAC (social, mobile, analytic and cloud) digital technologies in healthcare. This experience makes Chris a perfect advisor for Vigil.

Chris is known internationally for his work on creating consumer oriented value propositions that deliver significant value to patients and health systems.

While the market is flooded with emerging digital tools for patients, successful solutions need to have six principles at their core:

• Integration: Tools need to be integrated into the lifestyle of the patient and integrated with the clinincal workflow.
• Interoperability: From a technology perspective, tools must share information and work across information technology systems.
• Intelligence: Tools can't just give patients the data that they gave it. They need to give insights from the data and create changes in behavior.
• Social: Patients have to be able to share the information with their community in a way that supports any behaviors they want to change.
• Engaging: They need to be fun to use. Patients must want to use them and come back time and time again.
• Outcomes: They must collect information, show changes in behaviour, and deliver better health outcomes.

"Vigil's solutions have taken each of the six principles that I believe are essential for successful digital health solutions and built them into their approach and core design. They are one of the few organisations I have seen doing this and that is what makes them so attractive", says Chris.

Vigil Chair, Keith Oliver says "We've been following Chris's thinking on the future of digital health experiences and leaped at the opportunity to have him join ourInternational Advisory Board. His disruptive thinking, combined with his global experience and contacts, will accelerate our international expansion and thecreation of disruptive solutions for the health sector."

ENDS

About Chris Wasden

Chris Wasden is a professor of innovation in the Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department at the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Sorenson Center for Discovery and Innovation and the Associated Executive Director of the Center for Medical Innovation.

He spent the past seven years as PwC's Global Healthcare Innovation Leader, where he led Digital Health opportunities within the Health Industries Advisory Strategy and Innovation practice focused on healthcare, biopharma, medical devices, and life science.

Chris is a global expert and thought leader on Digital Health and the role that Social, Mobile, Analytic and Cloud technologies play in transforming healthcare. He has written and published over 60 articles and reports on the topic, and speaks at over 30 events each year on how Digital Health is transforming the practice of medicine, the delivery of care, and the creation of an entirely new wellness paradigm based upon objective measures that lead to greater engagement and changes in human behavior.

He advises leading companies on how digital technologies and innovations can create new markets and opportunities (Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, Roche Diagnostics, Partners Healthcare, AT&T, Telefonica, Qualcomm, Intel, Sharp, Vodafone, Swisscom, HCSC, Nokia, RIM, Eisai Pharmaceuticals, Amgen, Genentech, just to name a few).

He is a named inventor on 11 issued patents and has been a leader in nine different startups where he developed many of his ideas around the innovation cycle and lifecycle and how fast, frequent, frugal, and failure accelerates innovation.


About Vigil Monitoring

Vigil Monitoring is using technology to change the way we care for people. Established in 2012 to address the increased burden on healthcare systems, Vigil design, manufacture and distribute healthcare biometric monitoring hardware and software that continuously monitors, records and analyses different physiological parameters.

Winners of the Callaghan Innovation Hi-Tech Pre-Commercialisation Company of the Year 2014, Vigil is a privately owned health services and biometric technology company founded in 2012 by scientist, inventor and social entrepreneur, Sir Ray Avery and technology entrepreneurs Alan Brannigan and Graeme Fuller. Telecom New Zealand backed the company with a $5M investment in 2013.Chris's

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