DigitalHealth.London Accelerator alumni companies Islacare, Inhealthcare, DrDoctor and Surgery Hero have won at the seventh Health Tech Awards. Fellow DigitalHealth.London Accelerator current and alumni companies ImproveWell, Healthy.io, Solutions 4 Health and AccuRx have also been awarded runner-up in their respective categories.
Hosted by the Health Tech Newspaper, the Health Tech Awards aims to showcase and honour digital teams, programmes, innovations, and health tech providers that have made significant impact throughout the year. The event serves as a platform to highlight pioneering innovations and solutions, aiming to influence the future landscape of services and systems in health and care.
Best Health Tech Solution of the Year – Islacare (Cohort 6)
In collaboration with clinicians, Islacare has designed the Isla visual record, a tool devised to establish a smooth process for patients, family members, and caregivers to regularly report on the advancements of a patient’s neurological state. It supports patients and clinicians across the widest range of health conditions, from Ophthalmology to Dermatology in the acute setting, through to Tissue Viability and Therapies in the community.
Best Use of Digital in Primary Care – Inhealthcare (Cohort 1)
Inhealthcare’s Blood Pressure @ Home service allows patients to monitor their blood pressure from home and submit digital readings via app, email, text or phone call to their clinical team. The Inhealthcare platform also utilises a risk stratification pyramid to identify patients with a high risk of hospitalisation or stroke and actively monitors their data. They currently support an estimated 125,900 people living with poorly controlled diagnosed or undiagnosed hypertension in Surrey Heartlands.
Digitising Patient Services – DrDoctor (Cohort 1)
DrDoctor improves communication between the NHS and patients through their patient platform, video consultation capabilities, appointment management, patient-led booking, digital letters, pre-clinic assessments and follow-up management. They have won alongside Royal Papworth Hospital, where the DrDoctor platform digitised patient communications in the outpatient department.
Best Solution to Support Elective Care Recovery – Surgery Hero (Cohort 6)
Surgery Hero’s perioperative platform supports patients from the decision to operate, all the way through to recovery. Their service combines expert human care, individually tailored content and cutting-edge tech to empower people to take control of their health. They have won alongside NHS Cheshire and Merseyside, where Surgery Hero’s app identifies high-risk individuals on the waiting list and provides targeted support.
Best Health Tech Solution of the Year – ImproveWell (Cohort 1)
ImproveWell’s real-time frontline feedback platform for improvement in health and care was the runner-up in this category. ImproveWell makes it simple for organisations to capture continuous, real-time and actionable insight from the frontline to improve staff experience and the quality of patient care.
Most Promising Pilot – Healthy.io (Cohort 7)
Healthy.io’s Minuteful for Wound is a digital wound management solution consisting of a smartphone app, caseload management portal and BI dashboard. Their solution is DTAC compliant, CE accredited and uses innovative AI and machine learning to provide consistent measurement and assessment data to drive wound insights, helping clinicians dynamically monitor their wound caseload. Healthy.io’s work in improving wound management outcomes with Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust was the runner-up in this category.
Health Tech Digital Pathway and Workflow Optimisation – Solutions 4 Health (Cohort 5)
Solutions 4 Health provides clinical healthcare and support services through its various digital health mobile applications, scaling evidence-based interventions to diverse communities with dynamic needs. Developed in partnership with Thurrock Council, Solutions 4 Health’s AI-powered mobile app AskTeddi, was the runner-up in this category. AskTeddi provides interactive early child well-being support (ages 0 to 5) to parents and guardians.
Innovation of the Year – AccuRx (Cohort 3)
AccuRx’s communications solutions enable primary care practices to communicate with patients, collaborate as a team, and coordinate care with other organisations. Self-Book, their solution for patients to book appointments using a link sent by their GP surgery, was the runner-up in this category. Self-Book allows appointments to be automatically integrated into the clinical system, speeding up efficiency.
Islacare, Inhealthcare, DrDoctor, Surgery Hero, ImproveWell, Solutions 4 Health and AccuRx are alumni of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator Programme. Healthy.io (Minuteful for Wound) is currently in Cohort 7 of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator Programme.
The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator is a collaborative programme funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, the Health Innovation Network South London, the Office of Life Sciences, CW+, the Mayor of London and the Levelling Up Fund.