By Sophie Davis-Cooper on May 20, 2019
A new NHS digital health accelerator launched yesterday, as part of the largest push yet to rapidly increase the speed of digital health products take up in the NHS.
After a highly competitive process, our digital solution, CliniTouch Vie, has been selected for the East Midlands Digital Health Accelerator programme.
The East Midlands accelerator is one of five launching across England – building on the successful DigitalHealth.London Accelerator. The schemes are run by the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), the innovation arm of the NHS, and their partners, launching today in London, Manchester, the South West, East Midlands, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
It is the first time it has operated beyond London, where a successful accelerator has been running for two years, saving in excess of £50 million for the NHS.
Launched on the 12th September 2018, the East Midlands Digital Health Accelerator programme has been created to speed up the adoption of technology within the NHS and support innovative digital health businesses.
Following its successful application, Spirit Health’s CliniTouch Vie cloud-based platform will be supported through the programme to help tackle the NHS’s most pressing challenges – relieving high pressure on services and empowering patients with long-term conditions to better manage their health and stay out of hospital.
“We are thrilled that CliniTouch Vie has been recognised as a digital health innovation by the East Midlands Digital Health Accelerator Programme. The opportunity presented by the programme will aid us in our goal to design, develop and deliver technology-enabled care services that will make better use of clinical resource, improve costs and empower patients to improve the management of their conditions.”
– Chris Barker, CEO, Spirit Health
CE marked, CliniTouch Vie is a digital platform that enables patients and healthcare providers to better manage long-term conditions, such as COPD, heart failure and diabetes, from the comfort of the patient’s home. Accessible on any smart device, CliniTouch Vie provides clinical monitoring, education and empowerment with integrated direct messaging and video support.
It is proven to increase patient access to care and promote greater clinician-patient collaboration for people living with long term conditions. The system’s dynamic care plans and evidence-based algorithms enable automated triage for healthcare teams and support timely, proactive intervention. Proven results indicate improved, sustainable long-term health outcomes for its patients – reducing emergency hospital admissions by up to 67% and saving NHS resources.
Through participation in the East Midlands Digital Health Accelerator Programme, Spirit Health will receive individual support alongside the opportunity to connect with NHS stakeholders, industry investors, patients and other health tech innovators. The programme also provides inclusion in one-to-one clinics, workshops and training sessions such as a “meet the expert” programme, all of which are delivered by the Accelerator and its clinical, topical, and business experts.
“We’re pleased to welcome Spirit Digital in joining other digital innovators and like-minded businesses across the UK to the digital health ecosystem we’re building. Our aim is to ensure that thousands of people across the East Midlands benefit from latest technologies to improve their health and that high potential companies grow faster, supporting economic growth in the area. Spirit Digital was able to demonstrate a proven digital solution and a promising business model that we feel has huge potential to help improve the wider health economy across the region.”
– Nick Brown, Commercial Manager, East Midlands Academic Health Science Network
Email us at email@example.com to find out more about our remote monitoring platform CliniTouch Vie and our work with the NHS.