Essentia, the commercial consulting arm of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, has become a member of the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance).
Founded in 2013, Essentia Trading Limited (Essentia) is a consulting firm that advises clients on a wide range of topics, including management consulting, procurement, sustainability, capital development, property management and technology. The London based business advisory operates with a team of around 50 consultants across sectors, with particular expertise in healthcare and scientific research facilities.
In a move to bolster its expertise and foothold in the healthcare industry, Essentia has decided to join the ECHAlliance, a collaborative network which aims at sharing knowledge, facilitating co-creation and building relationships in the world of healthcare. The network’s membership comprises over 320 professional organisations and 15,000 individuals, and it has a presence in 25 countries. The ECHAlliance supports its goals through among others organising seminars/events and initiating projects, as well as through its CONNECTOR offering, a web platform that facilitates knowledge exchange and social networking.
“The focus of ECHAlliance is firmly on collaboration”, states Essentia on its website. “For us this aligns well with the integrated approach we take to projects and we believe that our membership of ECHAlliance will further enhance what we offer our clients.”
Brian O’Connor, Chair of the ECHAlliance, says the network will work closely with Essentia “at a strategic level” to further advance knowledge on health strategies and promote connected health initiatives.