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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.
Part of King's Health Partners' annual conference, this workshop will provide an overview of the latest developments in digital health. Attendees will have the chance to explore the challenges and opportunities in uptake and scale of digital innovations in the UK health system, and to contribute their own ideas and experiences of supporting implementation.
New partnerships will be introduced giving health and care staff better and faster access to vital information. At the moment, in many local areas GPs and other care professionals are often not able to access crucial patient information quickly if it is held in another part of the health service sometimes having to rely on post or fax instead. Dr Simon Eccles, chief clinical information officer for Health and Care, said: “The public already assume their GP Practice and hospital can see their records, now in the NHS’s 70th year through Local Health and Care Records we will start to make this possible.”
UK e-Health Week is a show dedicated to people and organisations that use the power of IT to transform health and care. Featuring debates and practical solutions, the show will enable attendees to learn about new innovations specifically used for front-line work.
We want to help thousands of Londoners benefit from latest technologies to improve their health; and supporting high potential companies to grow faster is vital to this mission. We can help you with business and product development, introductions and opportunities to showcase your innovation to senior NHS decision makers and influencers, and access to business, clinical, and topical specialists to help give you the best chance of success in the NHS.
Ensuring the adoption and spread of innovation is a challenge in any health and care system, but anecdotal evidence suggests that the English system finds it particularly challenging. This one-day King's Fund conference will showcase a number of different case studies that demonstrate the transformative power of simple, low cost innovations in improving health and care services and the dramatic difference these can make to people’s lives.
Five London companies triumphed at the first Mayor of London MedTech Business awards. The winners include an AI-based “clinical sat-nav”, a communications app for people with speech and language difficulties, and a new system for ordering NHS prescriptions. Three of the winners are currently taking part in DigitalHealth.London's Accelerator programme, whilst two runners-up took part in the first intake.
Patients living with Type 2 diabetes in North West London have seen significant improvements to their health thanks to new smartphone health apps created by companies that have taken part in our Accelerator programme. Patients reported that the apps were easy to use, they felt more motivated, better informed about food and enjoyed the tips and advice on hand.
By speeding up access to the latest digital technologies, the Accelerator ensures that thousands of Londoners benefit from latest technologies to improve their health, and that high potential companies grow faster, supporting economic growth in London’s vital healthtech sector. Applications close on 13 April at 23:59.