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New standards setting out the requirements needed to develop digital health technologies for the NHS were published today, Monday 10 December 2018. The standards will accelerate the uptake of products like healthcare apps and wearable devices across the NHS.
We are pleased to announce that SMEs can now register your interest in participating in the next intake of our flagship DigitalHealth.London Accelerator, which is scheduled to begin in summer 2019. Signing up means you will be among the first to receive news, information, and announcements on the application process.
Working closely with one of our Accelerator “NHS Navigators” – an NHS expert that scouts for solutions – Chelsea and Westminster Hospital was introduced to MIRA Rehab. MIRA Rehab provides an innovative digital system is designed to make physiotherapy fun and convenient for patients recovering from surgery or injury, by transforming physical therapy exercises into video-games. It was chosen to work in children’s wards in the hospital to increase the motivation, compliance, and understanding of physiotherapy exercises for children in the ward environment.
Five NHS digital health accelerators launch across England today, including the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator, as part of the largest push yet to rapidly increase the speed of digital health products take up in the NHS. Thirty-four companies have been selected as some of the highest potential and best-placed to help England’s NHS meet the challenges of an ageing population and scarce resources.
Digital mental health support, remote monitoring during pregnancy, and personalised autism support are among new products being offered to the NHS in new innovation scheme to speed up digital health. Health innovation experts warned that more needs to be done to support people to take full advantage of digital health innovation, as “accelerator” schemes launch in five parts of England today, designed to rapidly increase the speed at which the NHS adopts and uses digital health products.
Hear from technology, design thinking, and business modelling experts, and find out about funded schemes to help you drive your business forward. This conference will consider how you can benefit from innovations within the emerged and emerging markets, in which the UK is a world leader. Join a range of sector experts, government agencies and gain invaluable insights in an interactive environment.
Nine new films about digital health innovations in the NHS will be launched as part of #NHS70DigitalWeek. The films show some of the latest ways the NHS is using digital technology to empower people to take control of their health and care. They feature a range of apps and technology that are being used in parts of the NHS to help people manage conditions in more flexible ways using digital tools and services. See the first one here.
Yinka Makinde, Programme Director of DigitalHealth.London, is featured in the latest issue of Open Access Government, explaining how digital solutions are having an impact on the self management of Type 2 diabetes. Showcasing the evaluation conducted by Imperial College Health Partners on accelerator companies Changing Health, Oviva and OurPath.
DigitalHealth.London Accelerator company Aparito has launched Atom 5, Helium edition, an updated version of its core app that supports rare diseases. The update provides additional features, including options to remind patients to record medication, events, Patient Reported Outcomes and visits on a daily basis. This allows it to deliver meaningful, relevant, and real-time data between patients and clinicians to support and enhance diagnosis, treatment and drug development.
Being an expert reviewer involves assessing applications with a time commitment of approximately 4 hours. Past reviewers have told us they have found the process valuable in understanding and shaping the rapidly evolving digital health landscape, and in influencing the next generation of companies that are looking to transform the NHS. If you're interested, please let us know.