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Mount Sinai Health System and Business Council for International Understanding Co-Host Health Partnerships Roundtable

Sir Malcolm Grant, Chairman of NHS England, and Mount Sinai leaders present health care solutions and opportunities

Newswise — (London, UK – July 20, 2018) - Mount Sinai Health System and the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) co-hosted the Health Partnerships Roundtable in London, UK, on Monday, June 18. Sir Malcolm Grant, Chairman of NHS England, and Mount Sinai clinical and executive leaders Barbara Murphy, MD, Chair of the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine and Dean for Clinical Integration and Population Health at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS); Erik Lium, PhD, Executive Vice President of Mount Sinai Innovation Partners; Brent Stackhouse, Vice President of Mount Sinai Ventures; Rosalind Wright, MD, Dean for Translational Biomedical Research at ISMMS; and Robert Wright, MD, Chair of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at ISMMS, led a discussion with corporate stakeholders and peer institutions on opportunities for strategic partnerships and corporate engagement to drive innovative research and impact population health.

“We’re very excited to explore healthcare innovation with esteemed colleagues in the UK,” said Erik Lium, PhD, Executive Vice President of Mount Sinai Innovation Partners. “This meeting is the continuation of Mount Sinai’s efforts to engage global stakeholders. By leveraging our collective strengths in research, education, and commercialization, Mount Sinai is well-positioned to advance breakthroughs to patients on a global scale.”

Alongside Mount Sinai and NHS England leadership, global corporate and foundation executives shared insights on the health care innovation ecosystems in the United States and United Kingdom, respectively, and exchanged ideas for cross-border collaboration to accelerate healthcare discoveries to commercialization. The UK and U.S. healthcare systems were analyzed, and cutting-edge solutions to issues affecting population health in both nations were discussed.

 “Our mission at AT&T is to innovate to improve lives,” said Maria Lensing, Vice President of Global Healthcare Solutions at AT&T.  “It is important for us to be part of this global healthcare discussion. Meaningful collaboration can bring great innovation.” Lensing added, “Bringing the most innovative technologies to the industry is especially urgent, because in the realm of healthcare, technology can help save lives.”

“It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, accessing healthcare is a basic human need,” said Umang Patel, Clinical Director at Babylon Health.  “It is important that we jointly tackle the challenges health systems face.  By sharing innovations, we learn together and by evolving ideas internationally, we optimize the chance for success.  We shared our NHS experience, where we designed a service from the bottom up using Artificial Intelligence and the latest mobile technology to empower patients with innovation and choice. Talking with Mount Sinai and global executives made it clear that scaling is important, and we valued the insights into cross-border integration to allow the safest, most efficient and personalized healthcare to be delivered in an increasingly digital world.”

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City’s largest integrated delivery system encompassing seven hospital campuses, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai’s vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians; 10 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Medical Schools”, aligned with a U.S. News & World Report’s “Honor Roll” Hospital, No. 13 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 18 on U.S. News & World Report’s “Honor Roll” of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Neurology/Neurosurgery, and in the top 50 in four other specialties in the 2017-2018 “Best Hospitals” issue. Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital also is ranked in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology and 50th for Ear, Nose, and Throat, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. For more information, visit, or find Mount Sinai on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. 

About the Business Council for International Understanding

The Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) is a non-profit association that skillfully leverages its global knowledge and broad network of business and government contacts to facilitate dialogue and initiatives that expand international commerce and encourage economic development worldwide. For more information, visit