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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.
The Office for Life Sciences (OLS) will work with Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £1.5 million in innovation projects. These will be to support developers of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital technology to evaluate their product in a real world clinical setting.
Join Yinka Makinde, Programme Director for DigitalHealth.London and Neelam Patel, Chief Operating Officer at our partner MedCity, who will present a three hour curated session on "Evidence and validation: the what and how?"
Each month, just three sexual health clinics in Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) diagnose 400 cases of chlamydia, 250 cases of gonorrhoea, 100 of trichomoniasis, 50 of syphilis, and five cases of HIV. The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator has supported SXT with navigation, access to training, introductions and support. Within GSTT, SXT now provides four services to help tackle the incidence of STIs and reduce transmission.
In 2018, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust launched the “Let's Get Digital” innovation programme. Infinity Health, a secure collaboration and task management platform that addresses workflow and mobile communication challenges, pitched to the trust to help address a key challenge area of patient flow in the Emergency Department.
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.
Waterloo Health and DigitalHealth.London Accelerator company SmartMed are collaborating to run a digital health pilot scheme to improve the health and wellbeing of patients suffering with Type 2 Diabetes. The innovative, award winning SmartMed service helps reduces the number of clinic visits, making care more responsive to and reducing costs.
Video of CEO Sarah Haywood highlighting the urgency for guidance on evidence generation.