Our entrepreneurs: Yasmin Karsan

In our latest #OurEntrepreneurs profile we meet cohort 7 Clinical Entrepreneur Yasmin Karsan, Pharmacist.

Tell us a bit about yourself 

I am a UK registered Prescribing Pharmacist with a PhD in New Models of Care and a background in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Since completing my Masters in AI, I have been working on innovative solutions in and outside the lab to support prescribing decisions and patient care.

Name: Yasmin Karsan, NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Cohort 7.

Occupation: Pharmacist

Our Entrepreneurs: Yasmin Karsan, Pharmacist, Cohort 7.

Why did you apply to the programme and what are you looking forward to?

A colleague of mine recommended the programme. The opportunity to network and collaborate with NHS colleagues, and institutions to support patient care made me apply.

I believe the programme will be a great asset in self-development and supporting my innovation. Navigating the healthcare/health tech space can be challenging, and this programme provides a supportive bridge to enter the healthcare market in the UK. In addition to working with and being supported by an incredibly talented and diverse community.

Tell us about your innovation  

My start up idea is testing and utilising genomic testing results to support prescribing decisions and patient care. As a pharmacist, I understand the importance of adhering to medicines, however for some patients it is extremely difficult, for example due to side effects, or ineffectiveness. Genomic data can provide a clear pathway to explain why certain medicines don’t work for certain individuals and this is why developing this innovation will open the doors to a more accessible and democratic way to healthcare and reducing health inequalities.

I hope my innovation will change the lives of many and inform our practices to make better personalised prescribing decisions, in addition to providing cost savings to the NHS.

What motivates you? 

Positive patient impact is what motivates me. I have spent my career in healthcare and since University I have always wanted to change practices for the better, to make services more streamlined to reduce health inequalities and provide better patient care.

What are your ambitions for the next year?

My ambitions for next year are to grow and scale my business/innovation. I want to have tested, released, and gained users by this time next year.

Why do you think innovation is important in healthcare?

I believe my innovation will change the lives of many. We are only beginning to touch the surface of personalised medicines and care. Providing this innovation is one step forward to truly putting the patient at the centre of patient care. This innovation will also reduce costs and support prescribing decisions resulting in better patient care and cost savings.

How can we find out more?

For more information, please visit my social media pages.