Every week, we put a spotlight on one of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator or Launchpad companies. Here’s a roundup of this month’s featured SMEs:
About: Joy exists to end misery and free up the health system.
We provide a digital referral system which is used by people in health and social care to refer clients to community based organisations such as Age UK and Citizens advice.
We do this because:
- 1 in 5 GP appointments are for non-medical needs such as loneliness or debt
- There are 45,000 community based organisations that can help but 66% of people who need support don’t access them
- Attendance rates for referrals to community services can be as low as 10%
Recent success: Since launching in February, 250 people are using Joy and 400 referrals have been made. On average 80% of people referred through Joy access the service. Eight times better than a traditional signpost.
Ask: Introductions to stakeholders in CCGs and Local Authorities with an interest in social prescribing
About: Thalamos are digitising the Mental Health Act to help those with acute Mental Illness access care more swiftly. Our overarching objective is to make the Mental Health Act swifter, simpler and safer for all involved.
Recent success: In partnership with the CQC, Thalamos have helped to reduce access to treatment times from an average of over 7 days to now an average of 29 hours.
Ask: Introductions to NHS Trusts interested in working in partnership to digitise the Mental Health Act.
About: We are building the visual component of the medical record. The platform allows anyone involved in a patient’s care, including the patient themselves, to seamlessly and securely submit visual data into their health record for improved triage and monitoring.
Recent success: We recently launched with Central London Community Health Trust to support collaboration between their District Nurses and Tissue Viability teams. The platform ensures that high quality wound images are captured to allow TV teams to monitor patients more closely.
We also recently launched with Nottingham University Hospitals across their Dermatology, Neurology, Sexual Health and Plastics teams. The pilot clinicians are redesigning how they run their services, moving appropriate patients to asynchronous reviews for improved patient experience and efficiency.
Ask: We are super excited about supporting new usecases with new partners. If you’d like to understand more about the platform, get in touch for a demo.