The prestigious DigitalHealth.London Accelerator has announced the 2017 line-up of London’s most promising digital health innovators. The Accelerator aims to speed up the adoption of innovation at scale, ensuring that greater numbers of patients benefit from emerging new technology, more rapidly.
Infinity Health has created a secure collaboration and task management app, called Infinity, enabling care teams to record and share critical notes and tasks at the point of care.
The programme benefits from a collaboration between the three London Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs): the Health Innovation Network (HIN), Imperial College Health Partners, UCLPartners, plus MedCity and CW+, the charity associated with Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. It is supported by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
The 12 month Accelerator programme will provide 30 high potential SMEs with in-depth knowledge of the health service and will foster links with buyers within the NHS. A team of Digital Health Navigators work alongside the SMEs, helping to engage healthcare experts, understand and respond to the needs of the market, and identify opportunities.
Elliott Engers, CEO at Infinity Health, says: “This is a fantastic initiative and so important for companies like us, that are addressing some of the biggest challenges in the NHS. Our goal is simple, to improve safety and efficiency in healthcare. We know that communication at handover accounts for one third of all patient safety incidents and the paper-based processes currently being used are contributing to reduced time to care and increasing costs. The support from the experienced team at Digital Health.London Accelerator will undoubtedly help us navigate the complex procurement and regulatory frameworks and lead to greater adoption of Infinity within the NHS.”
This year’s cohort was announced at an event at the Kia Oval on 7th September 2017. Each company delivered a 60 second pitch to an audience of 250 NHS decision makers.
Hannah Harniess, Programme Director, DigitalHealth.London Accelerator comments: “The 21st Century NHS faces unprecedented challenges. Better use of technology is crucial to creating a health system fit for the future and the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme is pioneering in bridging the gap between high-calibre digital health innovations and the health system. We are hugely excited to welcome our second cohort of digital innovations to the programme and look forward to connecting solutions such as Infinity to areas of need within the system for the next year.”