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Evidence generation for digital health innovators.

We generate evidence to support adoption of your digital health technology.

We help you to demonstrate the value of your technology to payors, providers, and patients.

We work with a global network of clinicians, academics, regulators, and policymakers.

What we do

We partner with innovative businesses, health systems and care providers to support their journey to digital health success.

Our approach blends high standards of quality and academic robustness with the responsiveness and flexibility innovators need.

What we do

Evidence generation

Businesses need evidence to show that their products and services work. Health systems, providers and patients need to see value in the solutions they adopt.


We understand what evidence is required for digital solutions and know how to generate this evidence pragmatically.

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Capability building

Digital transformation is about people as much as technology. Advances in education technology can help learning at scale.

We can develop effective digital training programmes for your staff.

We are driven by what digital health innovators need (and we love a challenge). Even if what you require is not reflected above, please get in touch and we will try our best to help.


Our team has long-standing experience in digital health, developing and evaluating solutions, informing policy making, advising businesses and health systems and conducting research.


We have a unique mix of academic, clinical, managerial and consulting skills, which allows us to deliver practical insights with academic rigour and to manage highly complex projects.

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Prof Ara Darzi


Professor Darzi is a globally recognised health innovation pioneer. He is the Director of the Institute of Global Innovation at Imperial College London and has served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Health and the UK’s Global Ambassador for Health and Life Sciences.


Dr Saira Ghafur

Chief Medical Officer

Saira is an honorary consultant Respiratory Physician at St Mary’s Hospital, London and digital health expert who has published on topics such as cybersecurity, digital health adoption and reimbursement, data privacy and commercialising health data. She is the co-founder of mental health start-up Psyma and holds a MSc in Health Policy from Imperial. Saira was also a Harkness Fellow in Health Policy and Practice in New York (2017).


Lina Gonzalez


Lina is an aspiring health economist who has recently graduated with a first class honours BSc in Economics from the University of Essex. She is currently pursuing an MSc in Health Economics and Decision Science at University College London.


Gianluca Fontana

Chief Executive Officer

Gianluca has overseen the delivery of high-profile research, education and consulting projects, including the NHS Digital Academy, the REACT Covid-19 prevalence study, the World Innovation Summit for Health and the Centre for Health Policy of Imperial College London. He started his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.

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Dr Karim Sandid

Senior Consultant

Karim is a General Practitioner with clinical experience in France and the UK. He studied medicine and holds a MSc in Educational Technology from Université Paris Cité where he was a Junior Lecturer in General Practice. Karim has worked as a Clinical Advisor in digital health technologies for startups and other healthcare companies and is currently pursuing a MRes in Healthcare & Design jointly delivered by Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art.


Dr Mehul Patel

Senior Consultant

Mehul is a GP and Health Informatician. He has worked in Clinical Lead and Clinical Safety roles for multiple digital health companies. He holds an MSc in Health Informatics from UCL/University of Manchester.  He has completed a Health Education England Fellowship in Informatics involving national-level informatics projects within the NHS.


Dr Jack Halligan

Chief Operating Officer

Jack has worked in clinical medicine, academia and consulting in Ireland, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. He studied medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, holds an MBA from INSEAD, and is an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London. Jack previously worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.


Owen Bray

Head of Operations

Owen has worked in management roles in higher education, business incubation and the third sector. Most recently, Owen managed the operations and strategic projects for the NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centre at Imperial College London, as well as for a national charity supporting start ups in the creative industries. 


Dr Des Conroy


Des is a medical doctor who has worked in clinical practice in the UK and Ireland. He studied medicine at the University of Galway. He previously worked as a Digital Health Clinician at a large health tech company, where he provided clinical input to the development and validation of AI-based SaMD products. 


Saylee Jangam


Saylee is a biosensor and wearables researcher at Imperial College London and holds a BEng in Bioengineering from the University of Sheffield. As part of her PhD, she has led phase I clinical validation of wearable sensors and published results in high impact journals. She has experience with medical device R&D in the FMCG industry.

Who we are

We work closely with a group of trusted advisors who bring a range of unique technical expertise to Prova Health.


Our advisors include clinicians, health economists, global health experts and health education and training practitioners.


We will build a unique team tailored to your needs and requirements.

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The Prova Health Network includes hundreds of clinicians, academics, regulators, and policymakers across the world.


They take part in evidence generation activities, provide expert input on practices and pathways in their country and participate as faculty in training programmes.

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Our experience

In other roles, members of our team have led a number of high-profile, complex digital health projects.

These are not Prova Health projects, but they illustrate our background and expertise.

Our experience
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We are driven by what digital health innovators need, and we love a challenge. 

For a chat about how we can help,
please email

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