Alumni Accelerator and Launchpad companies revealed as winners of annual Health Tech Digital awards

The annual Health Tech Digital awards aims to share and celebrate health tech innovations that have made a difference through the year. Alumnus Accelerator company EQL and alumni Launchpad companies iOWNA Health and Isla, won at this year’s awards.

iOWNA health: Best mHealth Application

iOWNA transforms clinician and patient interactions by facilitating a two-way exchange of information that engages patients in their treatment pathway: trusted condition-specific information is sent from the clinician directly to the patient’s mobile and structured digital forms returned from the patient with valuable contextual, condition or side-effect information.

Our mission is to enable people to live longer healthier lives through improving clinical outcomes, and we are delighted to have been recognised as a leader in facilitating meaningful discussions between patients and clinicians. Thank you to the DigitalHealth.London Launchpad team for their guidance in helping us navigate a number of different areas within the NHS.

– Dr Millicent Stone, CEO, iOWNA

EQL: Digital Transformation Project of the Year

Phio Access is a digital musculoskeletal triage support tool. Connect Health and EQL have developed the clinically led chat-bot which provides an agile and remote triage support tool for musculoskeletal conditions 24/7. Developed with senior clinical input to ensure safety, accuracy of decision making, clinical quality and effectiveness, patients have benefitted from access to immediate and in some cases lifesaving support in NHS services.

Isla: New Health Tech Innovation of the Year & Best Innovation project of the year

Harefield Hospital implemented a Surgical Site Infection (SSI) surveillance platform to meet the needs of thoracic surgical patients with short hospital stays who have an increased risk of wound infections. The implementation of the tool has revolutionised management of SSI Surveillance in Thoracic Surgery, by transforming generic discharge wound advice to a personalised digital approach. The initiative also increased patient satisfaction and its implementation ensured that patients were still followed-up with, during the COVID 19 pandemic.

We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen as winners for two different award categories, it’s exciting to see how valuable our technology is for patients and the care we can provide. We are so proud of the incredible work done by the clinicians at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, GSTT Evelina Hospital and Kings College Hospitals and we are glad that we can support them with this powerful new technology. We’re absolutely committed to pushing forward the quality of post operative wound management across the NHS. The support we received on the DigitalHealth.London Launchpad programme was pivotal in helping us better understand the market and regulatory landscape before launching our product.

Peter Hansell, Co-Founder, Isla

EQL is an alumnus company of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme and iOWNA and Isla are alumni companies of the DigitalHealth.London Launchpad programme.

The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator is a collaborative programme funded by two of London’s Academic Health Science Networks – UCL Partners, and the Health Innovation Network, as well as MedCity, CW+ and receives match funding from the European Regional Development Fund.