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Outdated and obstructive NHS IT systems will become a thing of the past, Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said as he launched his "tech vision" in The Future of Healthcare, and as he later spoke at an event hosted by DigitalHealth.London founding partner Health Innovation Network.
The online portal, DrDoctor, is set to save the NHS tens of millions of pounds by slashing the number of missed appointments as well as making it easier and more convenient for patients to make and manage bookings. Patients can also fill in medical forms before they arrive using the system and receive appointment letters digitally.
Led by DigitalHealth.London Accelerator alumnus Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems (C-BAS), Innovate UK has awarded a £865,000 Digital Health Technology Catalyst grant to a consortium to develop an advanced AI platform that analyses physical movements of patients. Partners include Andiamo (another alumnus), which makes user-centred children’s orthotics.
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.
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.
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Living With, a company on the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator, has announced the launch of a new digital product to help improve care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Using the product, clinicians can monitor patients’ disease activity quickly and easily. Patients track and self-manage their condition using an app and work in partnership with their clinical team to make informed, personalised decisions about their care.