Digital health innovations
We are actively seeking proven digital innovations that improve the health of people in the region and raise the quality, efficiency, safety and cost-effectiveness of delivering healthcare.
We are particularly interested to hear about innovations in the following categories:
  • Health maintenance - supporting people in maintaining their physical and mental wellbeing,
  • Prevention - alerting patients, carers or professionals when there are signs that things aren’t going well, and an intervention can prevent crises or emergencies
  • Access - providing more convenient and cost-effective ways for patients and professionals to interact. (e.g. remote monitoring or virtual consultations).
  • Learning and education - delivering information and knowledge to patients about their health or condition, or to professionals to support their continuous professional development
  • Pathways - providing tailored information to patients, carers and professionals on services to signpost people to the most appropriate place.  Ideally, this could be enhanced with real-time information about capacity.
  • Research - using digital tools to promote involvement in research & clinical trials, to streamline the capture of informed consent, and to capture research data more efficiently and conveniently.
  • Integration - tools that enable the secure, appropriate sharing of information between organisations (e.g. GPs and hospital clinicians) and sectors (e.g. NHS and Social Services) to allow patients to receive seamless care.
  • Data Visualisation - innovative ways of presenting information in a meaningful way to enable more informed decisions by patients and professionals.  This may involve aggregating data from different sources, reporting tools or graphic visualisations such as heat maps.

Ideas (Publish, Detailed Submission)

Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
Modul-Bio provides a biological data management software specifically designed for biobanks and cohort projects. Main functionalities include patient management, samples collection, processing, distribution and disposal.
Overview of Innovation:
MBioLIMS BioBanking®
 
Modul-Bio solutions allow users to manage the complete lifecycle of biological material and related data. MBioLIMS BioBanking® is dedicated to the management of samples and associated data and is modular and evolutive allowing the expansion and fit of the system to match laboratory requirements..
The whole system is intuitive for end-users, flexible for customization, easily scalable even in a multi-site environment, accepts plug-ins for applications or equipment such as laboratory instruments, robotics or storage, and ensures long term data security.

Access to the application is via a local Browser with no installation required on individual computers. The setup of the system facilitates confidentiality with secured data transmission on HTTPS, and is VPN compatible. MBioLIMS BioBanking® can be installed locally, or as a cloud solution to fit client needs.

It is possible to specify the level of access of each user by creating new profiles with specific roles. It is also possible to show/hide nominative data. Each site can have an internal administrator, trained by Modul-Bio’s team to manage and evolve the solution as required.

A complete Audit Trail is embedded within MBioLIMS BioBanking® which records all actions taken including user registration, who performed the action (create, modify, delete), date and time, fields and values that have been modified. This covers sample movement, transformation to end points such as destruction to provide traceability and information that can be used in reports, audits and business improvement.

Sample storage and movement is fully monitored and storage containers can be designed and edited by system administrators. This allows the client to replicate the laboratory space within the system, monitor and report sample movement and custody. Storage can be assigned to certain studies, or restricted to particular sample types to prevent incorrect use of space. If samples are transferred to other facilities, or external contacts the shipment and manifests of these activities can also be created and controlled within the application. The interface provides a visual representation of the storage system that allows users to navigate all freezers, nitrogen tanks as well as their content all the way to the details of the sample container (tube/plate/2D rack, etc.)

Many other modules are available, and more are developed each year to match biobank requirements.
Stage of Development:
Market ready and adopted - Fully proven, commercially deployable, market ready and already adopted in some areas (in a different region or sector)
WMAHSN priorities and themes addressed: 
Advanced diagnostics, genomics and precision medicine / Clinical trials and evidence / Digital health / Innovation and adoption
Benefit to NHS:
MbioLIMS provides a specific solution for biobanking laboratories and projects. This facilitates the management of the patient and sample data, and generates viable sample / metadata for research. It can also be connected to eMBIOBANK, a web catalogue for research use.
NHS data can be stored securely, or held outside of the MbioLIMS application and linked by an anoymous unique identifier. In either case, samples and derivatives are linked to the information required.
Initial Review Rating
3.40 (1 ratings)
Benefit to WM population:
Modul-Bio is commited to providing a benefit to all client locations, but has resource locally to the West Midlands.
Current and planned activity: 
MbioLIMS is already used in the UK, with NHS data integration as needed. Modul-Bio is continuing to expand both UK and International clients with the required connection to patient registeries.
The application is designed to improve biobank management, sample custody and viability to promote more utilisation and research for increasing patient well being.
What is the intellectual property status of your innovation?:
The Software and any authorized copy are the intellectual property, the valuable trade secrets and confidential information of the Service Provider who owns the relevant rights. The Software is protected by law, including without limitation the copyright laws of France and other countries, and by international treaty provisions. The Service Provider does not assign any property right when licensing its software solutions and reserves all rights not herein granted. 
Return on Investment (£ Value): 
high
Return on Investment (Timescale): 
6-12 mon
Ease of scalability: 
Simple
Regional Scalability:
MBioLIMS has an available compartmentalisation module which is designed for scalability across regions (or even countries) so that different laboratories can access the same instance when working together.
Modul-Bio has previously implemented solutions within the same regions and once inbedded can facilitate user groups and collaboration.
Measures:
Modul-Bio has designed MBioLIMS to improve biobank processes, sample custody and managment. The system is focused on faster and more thourough management and processing. We do ask current clients for reviews and identified ROI's.
Adoption target:
Target clients are hospitals, universities and private organisations that host a biobank.
 
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Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
Sensium Wireless Vitals Monitoring is proven to lead to treatment of sepsis 6 hours quicker than NEWS, reduce LOS by 10% and readmission by 45%. The only wearable vital sign monitor with peer reviewed RCT data showing significant clinical benefits. 
Overview of Innovation:
In general care areas of a hospital vital signs are typically taken during routine observation rounds once every 4-8 hours. If a patient deteriorates between these observation rounds the warning signs can go undetected for hours, potentially leading to serious & costly consequences. 
 
Sensium is a discreet, wearable, wireless system for monitoring vital signs of patients outside of high acuity areas. A light comfortable sensor worn on the patient’s chest accurately and reliably monitors and reports vital signs, providing data every 2 minutes. By notifying clinicians of changes in patients’ vital signs Sensium brings the nurse to the deteriorating patient, allowing intervention before the condition worsens, thereby improving patient outcomes, shortening hospital stays and lowering treatment costs. It enables nurses to prioritise patient care where it is needed most.   Sensium is focussed exclusively on general care clinicians whose patients currently do not have the safety and security of continuous vital sign monitoring.
 
The Sensium Patch provides accurate and continuous monitoring of the 3 key leading indicators of patient deterioration: heart rate (HR), respiration rate (RR) & axillary temperature (T). Sensium wirelessly communicates this physiological data via safe and secure low power wireless communication to the Sensium bridges placed through the ward area.  Sensium allows patients to ambulate freely, untethered to static and expensive equipment whilst still having the reassurance of continuous monitoring.
 
The bridges are connected into the hospital IT system, and software installed on the hospital network allows patient data to be seamlessly conveyed. Crucially, notifications can be configured to work with hospital pager systems/mobile notification devices, giving the clinical team data when they need it, where they need it. To save time and ensure accuracy Sensium can be easily integrated with the hospital admission, discharge, transfer systems and electronic medical records.
Stage of Development:
Market ready and adopted - Fully proven, commercially deployable, market ready and already adopted in some areas (in a different region or sector)
WMAHSN priorities and themes addressed: 
Digital health / Innovation and adoption / Patient and medicines safety
Benefit to NHS:
Currently approximately 10% of patients are harmed during their hospital stay and this represents a cost to the NHS of over £2.5bn just to cover the additional length of stay for these patients. Improved monitoring regimes and early detection of deterioration is key to reducing this significant burden.
 
Patients undergoing major abdominal surgery have an 30-40% risk of complications with a leading complication being sepsis. Hospital acquired (HA) sepsis (e.g. sepsis that develops after a surgical procedure) has twice the mortality rate and twice the treatment cost of community-acquired sepsis and rates of HA sepsis are rising. A recently-published study aimed to assess differences in outcomes between patients being monitored using the Sensium system in addition to intermittent (routine) observations and patients being monitored by routine observations alone [1].  The study was designed as a pilot cluster-randomised, prospective, parallel-group, controlled single-centre pilot study and consenting participants were allocated to one of two monitoring arms for the length of their admission. The primary outcome measure was time to antibiotics after the first evidence of sepsis, defined according to a revised consensus conference definition in 2001 [2]. Secondary outcome measures included length of hospital stay, 30-day readmission rate, mortality and patient acceptability. 226 patients were randomised between January and June 2017. 140 patients were randomised to continuous remote monitoring; 86 patients were randomised to receive intermittent monitoring alone. There were a similar number of complications and sepsis events across both arms of the study, indicating that both groups had similar baseline risk factors.

On average, patients receiving Sensium continuous monitoring were administered antibiotics 6.4 hours sooner after evidence of sepsis, had a 10% shorter average length of hospital stay and were 45% less likely to require readmission within 30 days of discharge than those patients in the intermittent monitoring group. Patients found the monitoring device to be acceptable in terms of comfort and perceived an enhanced sense of safety. Given that every hour’s delay in treatment of sepsis has been shown to be associated with a 7% increase in risk of mortality [3], a 6-hour reduction in time to administer antibiotics is a significant result and further studies are ongoing to demonstrate similar benefits in other clinical settings.
Initial Review Rating
5.00 (1 ratings)
Benefit to WM population:
Sensium’s solution offers several key benefits to the West Midlands and its population. The key benefits of Sensium compared to competitor products are as follows:

Product Performance: Sensium uses clinically accepted ‘gold standard’ methods of vital sign measurement, deriving heart rate from single-lead ECG, respiration rate from thoracic impedance, and temperature from an axilla sensor.  In contrast, our competitors derive respiratory rate from pulse or ECG measurements which has known limitations in certain clinical conditions and provide only skin temperature measurement which has limited clinical value.

Customer Focus: Sensium is recognised by our customers for exceptional customer support.  Once we deploy our product at a clinical site, we provide on-site technical support for installation and troubleshooting and clinical support for training for as long as it takes for the system to be truly embedded in the clinical workflow and providing tangible benefits. Sensium has clinical and technical staff based in the West Midlands region on hand for support.

Clinical Evidence: Sensium understand that medicine is an evidence-based science and we are engaged in a series of clinical research studies designed to show clinical efficacy, improved clinical outcomes, and health economic benefits.  To date, Sensium are the only company providing wearable wireless technology for early detection of patient deterioration that have independent and peer-reviewed publications showing benefits of our technology demonstrated through randomised controlled trials
 
 
Current and planned activity: 
Our initial engagement with the NHS has been to introduce Sensium to general surgery wards and areas with high risk and infection prone patients e.g. colorectal, trauma and haematology wards. Discussions with many NHS hospitals have also shown significant interest and benefit for the use of Sensium for ‘Step down’ areas for patients who aren’t sick enough for ITU but still show cause for concern and for high risk conditions such as Hospital Acquired Sepsis opioid depression and AF. 

We have engaged with the Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative with a view to patch these types of patients. When approaching the NHS, we have been primarily engaging with Anaesthetists as they witness many patient deteriorations, as well as consultants and sepsis/patient deterioration leads, matrons and clinical IT leads. We plan to interact more directly with medical directors and members of the directorate earlier on in the process if possible. Future plans include home monitoring to follow patients’ home.
What is the intellectual property status of your innovation?:
CE mark and FDA 510(k) cleared.
Return on Investment (£ Value): 
high
Return on Investment (Timescale): 
N/A
Ease of scalability: 
2
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Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
Enabling patients to self-rehabilitate with clinically evidenced treatment plans to improve the speed of recovery and enhance patient outcomes. Reducing unnecessary prescription of medicines, scans and surgery; along with GP and Physio workloads.
 
Overview of Innovation:
Rehab Me offers GP’s a tool to help advise and support their patients without necessarily referring them to a physio for a scan or prescribing pain medication. It provides easy to access evidenced based advice sheets, treatment plans and interactive prompts to support compliance and outcome tracking, as well as signposting patients to further support and prevention pathways.
 
How it works: A simple digital solution, accesses on-line or via a downloadable all which operates on a stand-alone basis or be integrated into existing GP systems.
 
Step 1 - patient injury or MSK condition identified by GP who then prints off the relevant advice sheet from the Rehab Me website. This provides evidence-based exercises and advice regulated by standard physiotherapy practice and directs patient to the Rehab Me website for the patient to register.

Step 2 - patient registers on the Rehab Me website and selects the treatment plan advised by the GP. This will then provide scheduled exercises including frequency and number of repetitions across the treatment plan period. This is automatically linked to the patient’s calendar to enable reminders and prompts over the treatment period which can be anywhere between 6-10 weeks.
 
Step 3 - the patient can access the plan via the website or a downloadable app. The patient will be prompted each day and guided by their virtual physio with the use of easy to follow HD videos and/ or detailed descriptions.  Patients track their own adherence and progress through the website or via the app. They can also record and track pain each day to help assess progress and provide PROM data for their GP.
 
Step 4 – at any time the GP can view progress and results for a patient on a treatment plan; and if appropriate advice on a new exercise plan virtually so the patient can progress without the need for another appointment.
 
Step 5 – during or after a course of treatment, Rehab Me can signpost access to other relevant resources to encourage people to adopt exercise into their everyday lives to prevent relapse. This includes a social prescribing section encouraging patients to join gyms, walking clubs etc.
 
Part of the service provided by Rehab Me includes educational training on MSK issues as part of the process to this new pathway for GP’s to adopt in their practice.

The Rehab Me data platform adheres to appropriate NHS data IG and GDPR requirements, with all data securely stored on a cloud based server.
 
Stage of Development:
Market ready and adopted - Fully proven, commercially deployable, market ready and already adopted in some areas (in a different region or sector)
WMAHSN priorities and themes addressed: 
Wellness and prevention of illness / Digital health / Innovation and adoption
Benefit to NHS:
The Rehab Me solution has been proven to:
  • Reduce unnecessary prescription of medicine
  • Reduce the need for costly scans and potential surgery
  • Reduce demand on physio appointments
  • Improve a GP’s ability to provide relevant MSK advice
  • Improve patient activation and compliance
  • Improve waiting times for specialist physio appointments
  • Support First Contact Practitioners in GP surgeries.
 
There is further opportunity for Rehab Me to reduce demand through earlier preventative treatment, on-going self-management support and improvement in post-surgery recovery and potential length of stay in hospital.
 
The results: a structured 18-month proof of concept across five GP practices servicing c70,000 people resulted in 2300 patients being supported, achieving the following key results.
 
  • 89% of GPs said they are now ‘confident’/ ‘extremely confident’ in managing MSK issues, versus 33% at the start
  • 70.3% of GPs recommended over 50% of patients to Rehab Me rather than referring to a physio.
  • 30.8% of GPs reduced prescribing medication by 50%
  • 25.9% of GPs reduced referral for imaging (XR, USS, MRI)
  • 19.2% reduced prescribing medication by 70% for MSK conditions
  • 50% improvement in patient pain scores, average score of 3/10 to 6/10
  • 66.7% of GPs rated the pilot 10/10 (with 10 = fantastic)
  • Reduced physio waiting times, from over 7 weeks to just 2 weeks for patients
Initial Review Rating
4.80 (2 ratings)
Benefit to WM population:
For Patients
  • Immediate and faster recovery time
  • Improve health, well-being and pain management
  • Increased confidence and empowerment to re-habilitate.
  • Reduced inconvenience and travel time for appointments
  • Avoid risks and side effects of anti-inflammatories, analgesics or other medications    
  • Potential surgery avoidance or painful injections
  • Easy and convenient solution access.
For GP’s
  • Increase knowledge and confidence to support patients with MSK conditions
  • Reduction in prescribed medicines
  • Reduction in physio referrals
  • Reduction in imaging and consultant referrals
  • Reduction in GP appointments
  • Ability to track patient activation and PROMS
  • Increased practice efficiency.
For NHS Physiotherapy clinics and other referral departments
  • Reduced number of referrals
  • Reduced wait times to enhance intervention effectiveness
  • Improved prioritisation of serious patient referrals
  • Enhanced quality of service and care
For Commissioners
  • Better resource utilisation
  • Increased capacity at lower cost
  • Alignment to the GIRFT programme
  • Strong ROI based in increased capacity and reduced medication / scan costs
For the Economy
  • Local employment - potential to build software development team locally
  • Local office - commercial office space
Current and planned activity: 
The Rehab Me solution has been supported By NHS England through its Clinical Entrepreneur programme and identified by Dr. Tony Young, (National Clinical Lead for Innovation) as a lead example of a new and exciting digital solution for scaling across the NHS.
 
The Rehab Me platform has been developed to Beta release level and is now ready for further development to ensure a robust and scalable software solution which can be easily integrated into other NHS systems.
 
The next stage requires effective engagement with appropriate PCN or GP Federations or CCG to secure financial commitment to embed the solution, support its development and assist in further case study creation and cost benefit analysis. This will then enable a comprehensive sales and marketing drive across England.
What is the intellectual property status of your innovation?:
Copyright of all content owned by Surrey Physio along with software design
Return on Investment (£ Value): 
high
Return on Investment (Timescale): 
6-12 mon
Ease of scalability: 
Simple
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Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
Amplitude pro enterprise™ uses simple technology to capture clinical and outcome data for specific diseases, diagnosis, interventions and care pathways. Data is retained locally and available for immediate reporting and analysis.
Overview of Innovation:
The Amplitude pro enterprise™ software is a simple, tailored online platform centred around two crucial elements:
A user-friendly electronic patient portal which gives patients the freedom of completing their scores online at home, on site and via various devices and a consultant dashboard giving the clinician(s) the ability to input patient specific complexity factors and procedure data quickly and easily.

The result is representative, accurate and meaningful data that paints a clearer picture of each patient’s level of health and expected recovery. Clinicians are engaged with the clinical outcomes processes at your hospital, you get the insight required to innovate your clinical services and patients get a consistently high standard of care.

pro enterprise™ is simple, cost effective and delivers precise and accurate data, selecting scores that are identified as important to you.

The data you collect in pro enterprise™ will allow you to monitor your service delivery, identify quality issues and demonstrate levels of care. Your hospital can be confidently transparent about its activities, resulting in reassurance to your peers that you are offering the best care possible.

Amplitude specialises in the collection of electronic PROMs and clinical outcomes and we are the leading supplier of electronic PROMs to the NHS. We are accredited by NHS Digital for the electronic capture and upload of National PROMs and our platforms have achieved the highest levels of IG compliance, using data centres that are ISO27001 certified. 

Amplitude's unique data exchange tool means that you enter and retain your data locally in your pro enterprise™ platform and the necessary data for clinical registries, National PROMs and NJR can be  pushed to the relevant databases on your behalf.

Our systems are designed to empower clinicians in adding value to their data e.g. proper case mix adjustment, log-book, revalidation report and easy analysis and self-monitoring tools. The system automates the process of data collection via a series of reminders sent to patients via email and SMS. These reminders are triggered from the intervention data which at minimum includes procedure/intervention description and diagnosis. 

Amplitude pro enterprise™ is customised and tailored to suit specific department requirements and objectives including virtual clinics, clinical outcomes and PROMs. pro enterprise™ is currently being used in T&O, Rheumatology, Urology, Cardiology and Mental Health departments.
Stage of Development:
Market ready and adopted - Fully proven, commercially deployable, market ready and already adopted in some areas (in a different region or sector)
WMAHSN priorities and themes addressed: 
Mental Health: recovery, crisis and prevention / Long term conditions: a whole system, person-centred approach / Advanced diagnostics, genomics and precision medicine / Wellness and prevention of illness / Education, training and future workforce / Clinical trials and evidence / Digital health / Innovation and adoption
Benefit to NHS:
The Amplitude pro enterprise™ system captures and manages clinical and PROM’s outcome data with the key focus to improve overall quality of patient care.
NHS healthcare professionals are required in many specialist areas, to monitor the long-term effects of treatments.  Historically, these were captured on a macro level and this mass gathering of non-specific data, results in outcomes data that is non-meaningful and without sufficient detail or context, preventing its use in making effective, informed clinical and management decisions.
In addition, due to the paper-based nature of how PROM’s and clinical outcomes were historically gathered, often, data would only be made available months after being gathered and in an aggregated and anonymised format, rendering it out of date and of little value.

With Amplitude pro enterprise™, The NHS benefits from the ability to;
  • Capture the clinical outcomes of patients in larger numbers and in an electronic format,
  • Effectively measure the quality of care provided by clinicians in real-time
  • Measure the efficacy of the treatments being used on a local, national and international level
  • Reduce costs associated with carrying out the required questionnaires in a paper format
  • Use the data gathered to compare treatment plans and ensure that patients are receiving the best possible care available
  • Increase clinical and patient compliance and engagement in outcome data collection
  • Meet the challenge to make the NHS paperless
  • Opportunity to provide multiple language options; allowing the patient to complete their electronic questionnaires in their native language instantly
  • Use Amplitude's unique data exchange tool to automatically upload required registry data when the information is gathered in the Amplitude pro registry™ platforms, thus reducing administration, duplication of effort and importantly, retains the outcomes data at the source pro enterprise™ system, allowing instant insight
  • Access to comprehensive reporting tools, that include templated validation reports for individual clinicians, further reducing resource, time and effort
Amplitude pro enterprise™ provides the NHS with a paperless, streamlined data gathering software, that reduces costs, has real-time results, meaningful insights for clinical and managerial decision makers and ultimately improves the overall quality of patient care.
Initial Review Rating
4.80 (2 ratings)
Benefit to WM population:
The West Midlands AHSN covers 6 regions within the NHS; Birmingham and Solihull, The Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Shropshire and Staffordshire.

Within this area, there are 33 NHS Trusts servicing the needs of a population of approximately 7.225 million (ONS 2017). According to the ONS, 18.2% of the population were aged 65 years and over.
It is also documented that over half (54%) of older people have at least two chronic conditions increasing to 69% among those aged 85+ (Kingston, et al., 2018).
Multi-morbidity increases the likelihood of hospital admission, length of stay and likelihood of readmission, raises healthcare costs, reduces quality of life, and  increases dependency. (Kingston et al., 2018).

These are all operational factors being faced in the West Midlands region and the implementation of innovative technologies, to help manage the growing dependency on the NHS, are essential.
The implementation of Amplitude pro enterprise™ will not only allow for monitoring outcomes, it can also use the outcomes data to manage workloads, triage clinics and help to influence operational management. 

Eg; fracture clinics see all patients admitted to A&E with musculoskeletal problems, the system could reduce the number of follow up appointments in Trauma and Orthopaedics clinics by assessing cases in a virtual clinic, prioritising the appointments of patients that require surgery or a clinic appointment and booking those that are less urgent into follow up clinics.

Or: The Amplitude pro enterprise™ platform can provide the method of prioritising more urgent cases in Rheumatology or Cardiology clinics, allowing urgent cases to be seen ahead of patients who are performing well with their current ongoing treatment plan.

Managing the patients according to need and not by pre-set time frames, could help to prevent potential A&E visits by patients who deteriorate or do not respond as expected to their treatment plans.

Administrative workloads can be reduced, and the overall quality of care provided to patients can be dramatically improved, whilst overall cost savings are obtained as a result.

In addition, administrative productivity can be increased with the data exchange tool. For mandated registry data submission such as National PROMs, NJR and now BSR (Apr 2019), data is entered just once and the Amplitude pro enterprise™ platform uploads the relevant information as required, with the data being retained for local analysis.
Current and planned activity: 
With a wealth of NHS experience in the Amplitude team, the products we design and develop have NHS priorities and needs at the heart. When the pro enterprise™ platform is deployed into a hospital or trust, the Amplitude development team continue to improve the system to best service it’s users. Upgrades are released annually, upgrading the functionality on a regular basis.

CCG’s are looking at commissioning based on outcomes and lucrative contracts are sent to the trusts and hospitals with the best results. pro enterprise™ ensures boards can evidence their results to win these contracts, adding funding to budgets.

pro enterprise ™ promotes interoperability. The ability to receive data via exchange from a growing number of PAS’s is a major factor in reducing administrative workload and costs, but when this technology is combined with the ability to also push the data (electronically) to populate the associated registries too, the benefits and cost reductions are multiplied.
What is the intellectual property status of your innovation?:
Amplitude Clinical Outcomes own the intellectual property rights on this platform.
Return on Investment (£ Value): 
high
Return on Investment (Timescale): 
2 years
Ease of scalability: 
Simple
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Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
A complete holistic digital outpatient care platform which enables healthcare service providers to offer virtual care remote patient monitoring.
Overview of Innovation:
VideoVisit provides a complete holistic digital outpatient care platform that enables healthcare service providers to offer virtual care (i.e. home care and rehabilitation services), remote patient monitoring, online doctor consultation and video-based online doctor appointments via online calendar booking systems or text chat/video chat module. Complete holistic digital outpatient care can be defined as combining Primary Care, Social Care, Specialized Care and Home Care. We offer full end-to-end systems branded under VideoVisit Home Care and VideoVisit Remote Care service products.



The platform consists of tools for remote care, online doctor appointments / consultations and remote patient monitoring. Virtual care allows remote caregivers to provide healthcare services, support and companionship to the elderly in their own home via video.

Online doctor appointments allow healthcare service providers to offer services online either by utilizing a chat module with text-chat and video chat functionality or by providing video-based services via online calendar booking system. Online doctor consultation allows healthcare professionals to communicate together both through more traditional text-chat or via online video calls.

Remote patient monitoring puts together welfare devices and services and shows what is going on at home at this very moment. Using the dashboard, family members, homecare professionals and service providers see in real time the summary of how the person living at home is doing. It shows for example activity, sleeping patterns, day rhythm and information about safety and service usage.

Our platform can be sold as a stand-alone solution or it can be integrated into other digital healthcare solutions. This provides endless possibilities for VideoVisit partners to utilize VideoVisit platform. In addition to VideoVisit platform, we also provide our know-how on distributing the VideoVisit platform to end customer organizations. We also provide the best references in the market for our partners: we are the only service provider who has a whole country as a reference testimony (Finland) and a customer case where cost savings in elderly care have dropped over 85% (City of Helsinki): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI628Mj5UaM

VideoVisit is the market leader in Finland with a fully commercialized service offering. In the UK we are seeking a Proof of Concept trial partner to make any adjustments required and to show the value of our solution.
Stage of Development:
Close to market - Prototype near completion and final form may require additional validation/evaluation and all CE marking and regulatory requirements are in place
WMAHSN priorities and themes addressed: 
Digital health / Innovation and adoption
Benefit to NHS:
VideoVisit is a market leading Nordic health technology company, developing digital solutions for the home care and healthcare sectors. The VideoVisit platform consists of two modules; VideoVisit® Home and VideoVisit® Live, which together provide a unique virtual healthcare platform.

The benefit to the NHS from our service solution is our impact on:

1) Cost savings – substantial savings by replacing physical visits with remote caregiving visits via video. As an example, one of our largest customers, the City of Helsinki placed over 170,000 virtual calls while cutting down home care costs by over 80%, saving 10M€ in 2017.

2) Time savings of the healthcare professional (nurse or doctor or service provider) - one virtual nurse is capable of placing up to 60 virtual visits over one shift. The demand for virtual care grows rapidly in Helsinki which illustrates Helsinki’s goal of having over 900 virtual care clients at the end of the year 2017.



Our unique advantages are integrated services, tested outpatient care service platforms, experience and knowledge of outpatient care processes and models. With our platform, we can connect medical device data during video consultations and have system APIs that support this. As the market leader in Finland, we have completed over 50 projects in Finland.

In addition to that, our solution shows increasing value when used with patients who are elderly or with chronic illnesses like dementia, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. As the majority of the elderly and chronic illness patients have restrictions and need support to take medicine and monitor food intake, this can be done cost and time effectively with the VideoVisit solution.
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Benefit to WM population:
The benefits we can provide to the population of West Midlands are similar to the impact shown above in terms of cost and time benefits.

The West Midlands is a region of diversity, with areas of affluence and deprivation and with established health inequalities. It's a geographically diverse region, ranging from the intensley urbanised areas including Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent and Coventry to the rural counties including Shropshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Online Consultations are part of the Midlands and East GP Forward View (GPFV) Digital Implementation Strategy.

Virtual consultation service benefits include:
  • Cost savings
  • The ability to see multiple patients over one shift
  • Minimises travel for patients (family and carers)
  • Improves networks between doctors, patients and other healthcare professionals
  • Encourages self-care
  • Reduces risk of healthcare associated infections
Video consultations can overcome geographical boundaries and provide access to services in remote areas or those with limited numbers of healthcare professionals.

VideoVisit, a market leader in Finland that provides holistic remote caregiving are looking to work with a regional healthcare provider to undertake a Proof of Concept trial to make any adjustments required for the UK and to demonstrate the value of our proven solution with elderly people and/or for those with chronic illnesses.

Current and planned activity: 
VideoVisit Ltd is actively looking to engage with regional healthcare providers for reference Proof of Concept pilot projects.

We have only just started in the UK and are keen to engage and discuss with any interested NHS or other healthcare service providers working with us to make any adjustments required for the UK and to demonstrate the value of our proven solution with elderly people and/or for those with chronic illnesses..
 
Return on Investment (£ Value): 
high
Return on Investment (Timescale): 
2 years
Ease of scalability: 
2
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Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
Hospify is a health data platform built on free & trusted messaging for patients and clinicians. A free messaging app is available to all users; a team messaging platform is sold to hospitals, surgeries, pharmacos and other healthcare institutions.
Overview of Innovation:
  • Hospify is an ubiquitous health comms ecosystem that puts patients & clinicians in control of their health interactions in a way that everyone can access and trust
  • Hospify allows patients to connect with and control their communications with healthcare providers, pharmacists, pharmacos and insurers
  • Like Slack in the commercial sector, Hospify uses open standards to enables other health apps and digital services to function within an ecosystem that benefits all parties involved
  • Hospify’s unique “serverless” phone- powered network architecture allows it to scale users without scaling costs while staying compliant with all data regulations.
     
There are lots of healthcare messaging companies popping up. So what makes Hospify different?

1) A messaging platform is only useful if everyone can be on it. That’s why people love WhatsApp. For everyone to be on it, the core platform has to be free. Hospify is built on a unique serverless architecture that allows it to scale the app without scaling the costs of supporting it.  This allows Hospify to offer its core messaging, for free, to everyone, forever, without needing to monetize our users’ data or sell them ads in order to do it. 
2) That serverless structure means that we don’t store users’ data (one of the reasons that we can’t monetize it!). All the data, at least in the free, secure and compliant app, is kept on the user’s device, and only on the user’s device. This means that compliance is baked in from the start, and enormously reduces data liabilities and security overheads - which in turn helps support our ability to provide the app for free to the majority of users.
3) Hospify is really simple to use. Most of our competitors are building complicated messaging tools designed to appeal to doctors. But at Hospify our focus is on nurses and patients - the people at the sharp end of health, who want solutions that are simple and effective and don’t require a manual in order to them figure out.
4) The Hospify messaging app is only part of what we do. Hospify’s secret weapon is the HospifyHub. The Hub transforms the App’s “WhatsApp”- style experience into something that’s more like Slack, with a web portal and a desktop app that syncs with users’ phones without compromising our compliant and scalable “serverless” architecture. The Hub offers administrated groups, broadcast messaging, and data capture via messaging surveys, and is designed to integrate with and handle data from third-party apps.
Stage of Development:
Close to market - Prototype near completion and final form may require additional validation/evaluation and all CE marking and regulatory requirements are in place
WMAHSN priorities and themes addressed: 
Long term conditions: a whole system, person-centred approach / Clinical trials and evidence / Digital health / Innovation and adoption / Person centred care
Benefit to NHS:
Efficiency gains from simple, non-siloed comms
Reduced risk of data breach and better clinician & patient privacy
Reduced time to decisions
Fewer face-to-face follow-ups
More timely interventions
Improved patient-centric care  
Improved mobile working
Improved interdisciplinary and inter-organisational working
Initial Review Rating
4.00 (2 ratings)
Benefit to WM population:
Easier access to clinical professionals
Reduced travelling to appointments
More control over personal health data
Reduced risk of health data breach
Less frustrated clinical staff!
Reduced spend at CCG level on SMS
Current and planned activity: 
Traction (App)
  • Hospify’s free messaging app is live in the Apple & Google app stores with more than 4000 sign-ups across 60 hospitals since launch in Feb ’18 and 25% monthly active users.
The Hospify App is secure and compliant for health use across the UK and EU. End users can download the FREE Hospify App via the Apple and Android app stores.  

Live Trials (Hub)
  • Unison Health: paid trial at University Hospitals North Midlands. Intention to scale out nationally to >1k branches and >500k nurses
  • Birmingham Community NHS Trust: free trial
  • Cambridge & Peterborough NHS Trust: free trial
  • Lincolnshire Community NHS Trust: free trial
  • Medway Community NHS Trust: Up to 900 users for 3 months’ free trial
  • Corby NHS Health Centre (Lakeside+): 90 users for 3 months’ free trial The GP Service: telehealth company with national reach
 
 
What is the intellectual property status of your innovation?:
UK trademarks filed; EU, Colombia & US trademarks in process.
Return on Investment (£ Value): 
Very high
Return on Investment (Timescale): 
3 years +
Ease of scalability: 
Simple
Regulatory Approvals:
When designing its message delivery and information security architecture in 2015, Hospify carried out detailed discussions with the Information Commissioner’s Office about the legislative landscape around secure messaging in health. As a result, Hospify combines cutting edge technology and powerful security with careful consideration of UK and EU rules for handling patient information, and has the following accreditations:
  • GDPR & 2018 UK DPA compliant
  • NHS IG Toolkit (2017-2018) & DSPT (2019) (Org code: 8JN92)
  • Crown Commercial Service supplier (GCloud 11)
  • ISO 27001:2017 accreditation (Registration number: 214722)
  • ICO registered (ZA239336)
  • US encryption export registered (SNAP-R ERN R11191)
 
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Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
Our online workshop helps women from all backgrounds in all demographic areas to access positive, factual information to support their birth choices using evidence-based information that can be updated as and when new guidance is released.
Overview of Innovation:
The Real Birth Company’s mission statements are ‘to provide relevant, up to date, evidence based antenatal information that is delivered with a positive attitude’ and ‘to impart our knowledge with confidence to empower women and their birth partners at this very special time’.
 
We have achieved this with our RCM accredited antenatal education training programme that has been developed into an online e-learning antenatal resource for women birthing in the UK & is available in several languages. This e-learning resource is a birth physiology workshop full of important information that supports UK practice & enables women to understand the reasons behind their care, whilst supporting them to make informed choices in labour.


Antenatal education is essential to helping women form opinions & make choices in regard to their pregnancy & birth. There are various types of antenatal education. Hospital accessible antenatal education is dependant on resources, demographics & availability of staff to name a few. Lots of these classes use traditional methods of teaching with limited time to discuss at length the physiology.
 
The Real Birth online workshop is easily updated & uses evidence-based information from NICE, WHO, RCM, RCOG & others. It is holistic, culturally sensitive & can be accessed from anywhere by computer, tablet or mobile phone.
 
The innovation of creating a multi-lingual online e-learning workshop came from the positive birth results that were consistent with women & their partners who had attended a specifically designed positive birth workshop.
 
The workshop was created using techniques that help graduate students revise for exams, this learning technique has been integrated into the imparting of positive birth physiology. The use of non-threatening language & positive birth information helps to normalise birth & reduce fear. When fear is reduced in labour the benefits for both mother & baby are both psychological & physiological.
 
Barriers to effective antenatal education can include:
  • time pressures for antenatal classes
  • finding midwives who feel comfortable giving antenatal education
  • update & training costs
  • availability of classes
  • limited spaces for face to face classes
  • cost of interpreting services/availability of interpreters
  • birth terminology used
  • women being unable to attend for social or demographic reasons
Our online workshop works to address these barriers to help women from all backgrounds in all demographic areas to access positive, factual information.

Stage of Development:
Market ready and adopted - Fully proven, commercially deployable, market ready and already adopted in some areas (in a different region or sector)
WMAHSN priorities and themes addressed: 
Digital health / Innovation and adoption
Benefit to NHS:
The Real Birth online workshop is an easily accessible form of evidence-based antenatal education (updated as evidence changes) that is interactive, informative & fun to use.
 
The Better Births Maternity Review says that all women should have access to information to enable them to make an informed, non-bias choice.

Making Normal Birth a Reality states ‘evidence-based information for women about factors that make a normal birth with good outcomes for the mother & baby more or less likely, presented in a format which they understand so that they can plan for the kind of birth they want & make informed decisions’ is an essential part of birth preparation.

WHOs new recommendations on reducing unnecessary births by C-section recommended ‘Health education for women is an essential component of antenatal care’ by using childbirth education workshops that include partners to support women & address fear of birth with methods such as understanding birth physiology, our workshop helps to address unnecessary interventions in labour.

Women with access to antenatal education have a higher chance of normal birth & a more positive birth experience that can help in the postpartum period.
 
The workshop follows a researched learning technique. Written in a style that enables users to learn & retain the information more effectively leading to confidence & understanding of birth.
 
Accessed from 25 weeks of pregnancy via a unique coded card issued by the healthcare provider, users work through 1 module at a time before accessing the next to ensure the workshop is comprehensible. Within the modules are questions, diagrams & carefully designed non-threatening animations.
 
Each language has been translated by first language speakers to ensure the terminology is understandable & animations are culturally respectful whilst explaining a journey of birth. NICE Pregnancy & Complex Social Factors list barriers for women who speak no or little English that include lack of interpreters & knowledge of the maternity service. Our workshop helps address such barriers. NICE also say that with this group of women other methods such as online video clips & audio information should be used.

  
 
Our workshop is factually based giving true & correct information & techniques to practice for labour along with the best positions & why. It addresses subjects like the reasoning behind recommendations for skin to skin & looks at how this can help aid mental health for both parents in the postnatal period.
Initial Review Rating
5.00 (1 ratings)
Benefit to WM population:
Antenatal education has a role to play in improving knowledge of, and preparation for parenthood and can lead parents to be, to adopt a range of healthy behaviours that affect pregnancy and birth, improving outcomes and the mother’s experience of birth.
 
The Real Birth Company is committed to supporting all women to access up to date and evidence-based information relating to their birth. We believe that all women should have access to this information and have produced the e-learning modules in several languages to help tackle health inequalities.
 
Tackling health inequalities in infant mortality and infant and maternal health, will not just improve health outcomes today, but lay the foundations for sustainable, long-term improvements in health.
 
At 5.5 deaths per 1,000 live births, the West Midlands has the poorest infant mortality rate in England [2014 data].  The infant mortality rate takes into account the total number of live births and so provides a more accurate indication of trends than just analysing the number of deaths in infancy over time. The West Midlands rates are significantly higher than the England average. (source)
 
Poorer mothers-to-be often do not attend antenatal classes. Almost three-quarters of pregnant women on low incomes do not attend antenatal classes according to new figures. Nearly half are not even offered them on the NHS. (source)
 
The Real Birth Workshop was created because we believe that all expectant parents should have access to positive birth information. It is beneficial for pregnant mums and their birth partners to have positive help with their birth preparation. We support all birthing choices because we believe in empowering women with the right information when they need it.
 
A report by the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Preparing for birth and parenthood report surveyed 928 expectant parents (first-time mothers and fathers) attending antenatal courses. The research found that while only 3% of women said they felt confident about birth before attending an antenatal course, afterwards 98% said they felt confident or fairly confident. Similarly, among fathers-to-be surveyed, just 1% said they felt confident about birth before their course; afterward 97% felt confident or fairly confident.
 
The Real Birth Online Workshop provides parents to be with the education they need to manage and reduce maternal anxiety leading to improved coping strategies, greater partner support and a better birth experience.
Current and planned activity: 
We believe the workshop shows decreased admission in the latent phase, decreased use of analgesia & an increase in women having a positive birth experience.

We need champions who can apply for NIHR funding with us to pilot The Real Birth Online Workshop with women using their NHS maternity services.  
 
A number of languages are currently active, we want to include more to help all women access valuable antenatal education. Being able to access our online workshop provides antenatal education to women who may otherwise be unable to attend classes for various reasons including social, cultural & demographic.
 
Many proactive measures are being taken to address perinatal mental health. We believe a positive birth experience doesn't depend on mode of birth but choice, understanding & involvement in decision making & empowerment in pregnancy & labour.
 
Our programme can have a positive effect on women’s birth experiences & her birth partners & assist with informed choice & understanding of birth.  
What is the intellectual property status of your innovation?:
100% IPO The Real Birth Company Limited
Return on Investment (£ Value): 
high
Return on Investment (Timescale): 
N/A
Ease of scalability: 
Simple
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Zoe Wright 09/01/2019 - 11:00 Publish Login or Register to post comments
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Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
Detection of acute, chronic and very early stage diseases in real time based on tests results and alerting all authorized parties about detected problems with of the essential patient information on mobiles, tablets and computers.
Overview of Innovation:
As it could be integrated and is constantly receiving data from current lab and EHR systems, it immediately detects problems in lab test results and informs doctors about new lab data received and issues detected for a particular patient. It gives access to historical data with some valuable statistical calculated and visualised data which helps doctors to understand acute, chronic, hidden or early stage health problems over secure web/mobile/tablet applications, so doctors can see these results for making better and correct decisions any time and in any location they are in at any moment.
 
Core applications of the solution are:
1. Speeding up doctors’ workflow in hospitals. At the moment, doctors in NHS have to go to rooms where there are computers with access to lab data. Quite often, doctors spend time waiting for each other to get access to their patient blood test data.

An essential part of the solution is the mobile/tablet application which can be installed on any mobile operation system iOS/Android. Which lead to:
  • Freeing up to 2 hours of doctors’ time daily
  • Increasing patient turnaround time on average by 25%
  • Increasing time reaction on most critical acute cases up to 99% 
2. In Doctors’ practice, there have been cases when a delay in days, hours or minutes in getting lab data in time is crucial for a patient’s life.  

Platform is constantly tracking blood data from the lab system, it analyzes it and alerts about critical changes in lab tests metrics and it immediately sends notifications to related parties to pay attention on a particular case.

At the moment, it tracks more than 25+ diseases and all other blood test parameters and (early and acute): AKI + CKD (all types), Sepsis and much more.

3. Platform provides historical analysis tools for blood results and gives some related insight information for each particular test parameter, so it is quick and easy to see the problem and identify potential problems at a very early stage and apply preventive actions to avoid problems. 

4. Platform has a recommendation system which seeks potential hidden problems in results. If those potential hidden problems are found, the platform gives an explanation and list of additional tests required to confirm potential problems.

5. For management team it provides deep business insight (visulised with over the time progression) of a difference scale: Hospital, Groups of Hospitals and National level about detected problems, about performance of laboratories, doctors and etc.
Stage of Development:
Close to market - Prototype near completion and final form may require additional validation/evaluation and all CE marking and regulatory requirements are in place
WMAHSN priorities and themes addressed: 
Long term conditions: a whole system, person-centred approach / Wellness and prevention of illness / Wealth creation / Digital health / Innovation and adoption / Patient and medicines safety / Person centred care
Benefit to NHS:
Potential impact of the Pin.Health on NHS
 
Product results in efficient improvements:
—  Increases time reaction on most critical acute cases up to 99%, that decreases the amount of fatal cases in hospitals
—  It frees up to 25% of doctors and GP’s time daily
—  Increases patient turnaround on average by 25%
—  Saves money on unnecessary blood tests and use of hospital beds

Product results in cost improvements:
—  It saves more than £18,000.00 GBP per doctor per annum
—  Decreases amount of unnecessary admissions up to 25%
—  Increases revenue up to 20% with the same medical headcount for commercial healthcare companies
—  Decreases the amount of unnecessary sales and blood test results in labs
—  Significant healthcare budget decrease on investment in huge IT project
 
Product results in patient care improvements:
—  Increases time reaction on most critical acute cases up to 99% that decreases the amount of fatal cases in hospitals
—  Early stage disease identification with more than 95%+ accuracy rate, and it keeps growing. It prevents serious illness conditions — move focus to preventative medicine
—  Decreases amount of fatal cases at the Hospital
—  Decreases number of doctors’ errors or human factors
 
Pin.Health supports the HSCIC Strategy (NHS Digital) 2015–2020 Strategy as well as some general European Union Strategies in Healthcare.
  1. Ensuring that every citizen’s data is protected
    Platform follows HIPAA, GDPR and UK Law in relation to data access and protection. 
  2. Establishing shared architecture and standards so everyone benefits
    Platform has API based on industry-standard protocol FHIR HL7 (JSON based protocol). Any trusted (pre-authorized by NHS) 3rd party applications and systems can connect to Pin.Health over a secure connection over API and get access to data it has, and results it has produced. 
  3. Implementing services that meet national and local needs
    As platform provides access to data and results it produced over API — any external trusted applications/systems can be built on top of it to solve other problems.
  4. Making better use of health and care information
    Pin.Health solves numerous problems which helps improve workflow in hospitals, speed up process of disease identification to save patients’ lifes and to avoid critical conditions, moving the focus to preventive medicine, proceed researches based on data platform aggregates. All of it implements better use of health and care information.
Initial Review Rating
4.20 (1 ratings)
Benefit to WM population:
In some doctors’ practices, there have been cases when a delay in days, hours, or even minutes in getting lab data in time is crucial to a patient’s life. Our platform solves this such challenges.

The platform is monitoring data from 3 perspectives — first it’s trying to detect acute diseases, after it recognizes chronic conditions and early stage conditions for each newly received test.
 
At the moment, we are tracking more than 25 diseases such as Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney diseases of all types, Anaemia of all types, Liver Disease and others, as well as all test parameters, whether they are out of range or not, and if they are at a chronic stage or an early stage.
 
One example is the AKI (Acute Kidney Injury) which is one of the diseases that is tracking in our system. AKI is a sudden and recent reduction in a person’s kidney function.  Despite the high incidence, AKI in hospitalized patients is characterized by a high rate of missed diagnosis. The missed diagnosis rate is about 57% even in high-income countries. In the UK, 1 in 5 emergency admissions into the hospital are associated with AKI, with up to 100,000 deaths each year in hospitals associated with acute kidney injury. From official UK NHS statistics, up to 30% could be prevented with the right care.

All in all platform leads to NHS operational, financial improvements as well as in longer and stronger health of the West Midlands population.
Current and planned activity: 
We would be interested in running the pilot project with one of the NHS Trust or Hospital for a period of 2-4 months. Afterwards, integration will be completed. To gather statistic about platform performance and getting first feedback from clinical environment, which leads to futher platform improvements and scaling benefits which platform gives over other NHS Trusts.
What is the intellectual property status of your innovation?:
Company is IP holder of the solution.
Return on Investment (£ Value): 
high
Return on Investment (Timescale): 
6-12 mon
Ease of scalability: 
Simple
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Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
Kemuri portable K-Sockets have a 500% return on investment in one year. Use them to accelerate hospital discharge of elderly or frail people into reablement by social services.
Overview of Innovation:



Kemuri K-Sockets are power sockets with multiple sensors that continuously measure:
  • Movement of people in the kitchen;
  • Electrical power for kettles, microwaves or toasters;
  • Room temperature;
  • Power supply.
They send data via the Internet via GSM mobile phone communications.  Kemuri software learns patterns of normal activity and analyses Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) every hour.  As soon as the system identifies too many changes from normal, it automatically alerts people who need to respond to possible risks.  Responders can be families, carers or 24/7 alarm response centres.

The WebApp gives evidence of reablement of the service users.  It gives confidence to responders who have been given informed consent to view the data.  For example:
  • Wandering or unattended falls: Kemuri alerts non-return to kitchen;
  • Nutrition & Hydration: Kemuri alerts risk of dehydration or malnutrition;
  • Engaged the Community: Kemuri apps are free to authorised family, carers or voluntary sector;
  • Active in the home: If people can eat, drink and move around in warm surroundings – then they are performing key ADLs.
Portable K-Sockets are allocated to discharge teams as part of the normal hospital discharge process. Families or other carers have to respond to alerts and determine the action to be taken.  The devices are re-allocated to patients every 6 weeks. Thereafter fixed K-Sockets can be installed in kitchens as wellbeing monitors. 



The cost is less than £500 per year, and the notional saving on bed days is approximately £400 per day.  By using a unit eight times per year, more than £3200 budget is released for more patients.  This represents more than 500% return on investment in one year.  This must be worth a trial in the region.  Additional benefit can come from reduced re-admissions.

Surrey County Council have awarded a grant of £50,000 for measuring the reablement process and subsequent wellbeing monitoring.
Stage of Development:
Evaluation stage - Representative model or prototype system developed and can be effectively evaluated
WMAHSN priorities and themes addressed: 
Long term conditions: a whole system, person-centred approach / Wellness and prevention of illness / Digital health / Innovation and adoption / Person centred care
Benefit to NHS:
Two areas of immediate benefit are the saving of excess bed days for non-medical reasons and the avoidance of re-admission. 
  • Many elderly and frail people cannot be safely discharged from hospital without a period of reablement by family members or professional domiciliary carers.  The NHS typically funds this for a maximum of six weeks – at lower cost than the occupation of a hospital bed.  After assessment and transfer of care to social services, continuous monitoring by K-Sockets permits safe discharges a day or more earlier.  This eases the problems of Bed Managers seeking to release beds for new patients.
  • During reablement, automatic alerts warn of unusual changes of activity.  They could indicate the risk of unattended falls, dehydration, malnutrition of hypothermia; all costly to the NHS.  Appropriate action could avoid the need for re-admission.  
Kemuri is designed for both family carers and 24/7 response services.  Portable K-Sockets require zero installation time and do not require broadband.  Monitoring and machine learning starts within minutes and any people with consent for data sharing can immediately view the data or receive alerts.
 
Longer-term benefits come from wellbeing monitoring after reablement.  Portable K-Sockets can be replaced by fixed K-Sockets.  The data analysis could reveal medical problems, such as UTIs, and preventive action could avoid more costly treatments.    
Initial Review Rating
3.00 (1 ratings)
Benefit to WM population:
Most older people want to return to their own homes as soon as possible after treatment.  Unfortunately, for some independent people, they cannot be discharged because there is no care provision at home.  Perhaps they have no local family or friends.  Consenting to reablement monitoring by K-Sockets could accelerate their discharge and improve health outcomes. 

Families also obtain peace of mind, whether they live locally or at great distances.  At any time of day, people can be alerted to possible problems and respond appropriately.  Most frequently it may only require a reassuring phone call.  On other occasions it could be an unattended fall or medical event that needs clinical action.  Earlier treatment leads to better health outcomes.

It may be possible to reduce the costs of domiciliary care with more-timely and less frequent visits. 
This is an example screen:


A green day shows normal activity.  An amber day shows more changes from normal activity – but may not be cause for alarm.  Red days are alerted during the day and are a call for action.  Viewers can drill down to more detail, and the screen below could indicate the risk of hypothermia.

K-Sockets are invaluable as passive monitors to supplement active telecare devices, such as pendant alarms.  The latter are not worn continuously by 90% of the people who have them and they need reasonable cognition to use them when necessary.  K-Sockets are not stigmatising and do not require any change of lifestyle.

For more information and downloads see http://www.kemurisense.com


 
Current and planned activity: 
Cornwall Council is trialling 20 portable K-Sockets for reablement.  In one case, an alert was sent to a family member before they knew about an unattended fall.
 
Surrey County Council have awarded a grant for TECS Innovation.  The plan is to supply 40 portable K-Sockets for reablement and then supply 100 fixed K-Socket to vulnerable people for six months.  Social Care will perform assessments as part of their normal case management.  An anonymised log of each service user should provide evidence of the bed days saved.  Statistics of readmission or transfer to full-time residential care can be compared to current averages.
 
Many K-Sockets are operational in small trials and some are still operational after years of use in private houses and housing association properties.  They could collect data for several years in long-term trials for clinical trials, such as for drugs for relieving the symptoms of dementia.
What is the intellectual property status of your innovation?:
Kemuri has patents pending; GB1417259.7, effective date of 30 September 2014 and PCT/GB2015/000275, International Filing Date of 30 September 2015. 
 
Kemuri, KemuriSense, K-Sockets and K-Fobs are registered trademarks. 
Return on Investment (£ Value): 
Very high
Return on Investment (Timescale): 
0-6 mon
Ease of scalability: 
Simple
Regional Scalability:
K-Sockets can be produced in batches of 100 to 1000 from a factory in Woking.  If demand rises, second sourcing could be obtained in the WM region.
 
Web services are cloud-based and rapidly scaled at short notice.  Surrey has the largest scale implementation, which should peak at 140 units.  Scale-up should start by engaging with hospital discharge units and reablement teams.  Services to self-funders and Local Authorities can be scaled up by using the larger telecare service companies who provide other equipment and 24/7 call centres. 
Measures:
Quality
  • Alerting the risk of unattended falls, dehydration, malnutrition and hypothermia;
  • Continuous reliable operation
  • Avoidance of false alerts
  • Identifying unusual activity that may indicate need for medical intervention, eg for UTIs or TIAs.
 
Safety
  • Responding to alerts in time to minimise poor health outcomes;
  • Reduction in re-admissions.
 
Cost
The cost of deploying a portable K-Socket is less than £500 per year.  If this saves an average of one excess bed day per month, then the notional return on investment will more than 500%. 
 
People
The target service users are older people awaiting discharge from hospital who:
  • Need initial support from reablement teams;
  • Live independently and do not normally have daily visitors;
  • Can respond to phone calls;
Responders to alerts may be family members, carers or 24/7 response centres.
 
Ethics
Service users must give informed consent for data sharing with approved people such as practitioners, domiciliary cares and family members.
Adoption target:
West Midlands has a population of 5 million.  Engaging 1000 suitable service users per year is a reasonable target.  100 portable K-Sockets is a minimum viability level.  If successful, then growth to 10,000 service users is practical.   
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ISL has recently developed a Clinical Trial platform that could be used for collaboration by multiple institutions including NHS/Academia/Pharma/Industry.  Shared protocols, intelligent workflows and secure data management underpin the solution.
Overview of Innovation:
Ensuring your data is accurate, your samples are viable and your results are verifiable are essential when managing clinical trials and carrying out research.

Achiever Medical provides your laboratory with the functionality to manage data quality and integrity, an audit trail to help you assess the quality of your samples and a workflow tool to help map your processes into the solution, including managing the approvals process.

  • Clinical trial functionality to allow easy adoption and customisation for launching and building up clinical trial datasets
  • Manage cohorts, studies, samples, visits and results within a single system that can be shared amongst all collaborating parties
  • One system across multiple institutes, pharma, industry and academia
  • Management reporting cross centre
  • Create and deliver trials quickly with customised data requirements
  • Enforce trial protocols to promote quality and single approach
Stage of Development:
Market ready and adopted - Fully proven, commercially deployable, market ready and already adopted in some areas (in a different region or sector)
WMAHSN priorities and themes addressed: 
Long term conditions: a whole system, person-centred approach / Advanced diagnostics, genomics and precision medicine / Clinical trials and evidence / Digital health / Innovation and adoption
Benefit to NHS:
  • Rapid rollout of system to support data capture of clinical trials
  • Modify processes and protocols per clinical trial with minimal recourse to IT
  • Share data regionally/nationally across trials
  • Role based permissions to protect data
  • Single system to administer
  • Adapt processes and protocols for trials quickly
Assess Sample Viability
Ensuring you are carrying out research on viable samples is essential when validating any results.  Achiever provides a comprehensive audit trail against each sample including complete details of storage location history (with a temperature audit),  sample check out history (when, by whom, how long and for what purpose) and sample processing history (with sample collection date/time, processed date/time).  A complete sample family history is also available for managing aliquots with related samples (including parent) accessible with a single click.
 
Maintaining Confidentiality
Confidentiality is not only critical when handling patient information but is also a legal requirement.  Achiever offers flexible, secure data protection options to restrict access to identifiable and sensitive information to authorised users only.  Data encryption routines encrypt data at source whilst data security filters only allow authorised users access to selected information within the system.
 
Managing Studies and Workloads
Define studies within the Achiever system and link team members along with their relevant roles.  Generate activities to create and manage workloads with a graphical calendar available to view team schedules.  Monitor and track equipment and consumables used. Capture analyses and results along with any associated documentation and images.
Initial Review Rating
4.60 (1 ratings)
Benefit to WM population:
  • Make clinical trials available quickly to patients within the WM region
  • Ease of reporting to present efficacy of trial within the region
  • Show proactivity of centres and success in recruiting potential volunteers for trial
Current and planned activity: 
The functionality is being rolled out within a Health Trust in the East of England.  The company now wishes to find a national / regional opportunity that would benefit from a single system to promote trials.
What is the intellectual property status of your innovation?:
Released.
Return on Investment (£ Value): 
high
Return on Investment (Timescale): 
0-6 mon
Ease of scalability: 
Simple
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Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
Docly is the leading digital health provider in Sweden, founded by a practicing GP in 2013 to deliver greater efficiency of use of clinician time, better quality of care and better patient experience using algorithm supported online consultations. 

Overview of Innovation:
Docly has been in use since 2013 in Sweden, with over 250k patients consultations to date.  85% of patients prefer it to conventional appointments due to quality of service they receive and the ability to access care how and when they prefer.



Clinicians choose to work in the Docly service (we employ 120 Doctors in Sweden) as they have greater flexibility of time and location and with the security provided by integrated decision support tools.

Efficiency gains are significant with approximate halving of the clinician time taken per consultation.
 
Work Flow

Docly consultations take place securely online: patients fill out a guided questionnaire for the health condition they seeking help for, then submit their case to our Digital Waiting Room.  They can do this via an app or web tool.  These notes become part of the patient’s record, reducing downstream administrative workload.

The questionnaire provides automated triage, refernig the patients to appropriate levels of care. This could be to eg self referral to physiotherapy, or if  the information the patient enters indicates a more serious problem, then the patient is instructed to seek urgent care.
 
The Docly clinician uses their web tool or app to select patients from the Digital Waiting Room according to condition, location, time waiting etc.

Typically a consultation is starts 3-4 minutes after a patient submits their case, with the patient informed of this by a prompt in their app. Most communication between the clinician & patient then takes place asynchronously (ie not real time) in writing.

Doctors can choose to use images, video or phone calls, during the consultation.  They can as would be the case in any normal consultations request tests to progress the consultation to arrive at a diagnosis, decide on any treatment & follow up with the patient, replicating the steps in conventional care but taking the experience online.
 
Quality tools

Decision support tools are integrated into the clinician app are derived from national guidelines and are written and maintained by doctors with significant experience in writing clinical algorithms.

All activity is recorded and reports of clinicians’ work are displayed via dashboards that can also be used as input into appraisals.  The service encourages online peer support from other Docly doctors to pose questions and gather rapid feedback.

Every 20th case a clinician sees, they are prompted to review an anonymous peer’s case to provide a quality feedback mechanism.

Stage of Development:
Market ready and adopted - Fully proven, commercially deployable, market ready and already adopted in some areas (in a different region or sector)
WMAHSN priorities and themes addressed: 
Digital health / Innovation and adoption
Benefit to NHS:
The demands on primary care services are at an all-time high with the number of consultations occurring in general practice, estimated to have increased by 19 per cent between 2008-09 and 2013-14; against a backdrop of a recruitment crisis in where the UK is estimated to be short of 6k GPs. Non-attendance is estimated to be 5% of appointments further compounding the pressures on primary care.
 
At the same time 75% of the UK population go online for health information & 50% use the internet for self-diagnosis (Department of Health & UK Trade & Investment 2015). 71% of those aged 55-75 have a smartphone (Deloitte 2017)
The traditional models of primary care are less aligned to expectations of patients & are increasingly difficult to access. 
 
Patients

Docly offers high quality, modern & accessible healthcare.
  • Patients are connected through our service to a clinician - usually a GP - within 3-4 minutes (median) without having to leave their home or office, contributing to a better quality of life for patients and improved service over conventional care
  • Net Promoter Score of 45.
  • 85% of patients choose to use Docly for subsequent appointments.
Clinicians

Docly increases capacity for a GP to serve their patients through
  • Faster consultations, typically taking 50% of the clinician time over a conventional appointment.
  • Increased attractiveness for GPs working clinical sessions due to greater flexibility : Doctors can work where and when it suits them, working around other commitments and increasing the available workforce.
  • Triage of patients directly to alternative services without the need to directly engage with the practice
  • Remaining capacity is focussed on those patients who really need to see a doctor in person.
  • High Patient satisfaction
NHS

Docly (known as Min Doktor) is part of the public healthcare system in Sweden, providing online consultations for national & regional public healthcare providers.
  • Cost savings from increased capacity to serve a given population through the efficiencies of increased patient throughput
  • Working alongside existing services in a given geography enhances and augments the total capacity in a given area.
  • Patients stay registered at their own practice
  • Patient satisfaction
  • GP workforce capacity and satisfaction
  • Quality of care: we have reduced antibiotic prescribing driven by guideline derived algorithms by 50% over the last 18M, and similar reductions of referrals to specialist secondary care services also using guideline structured algorithms.
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Benefit to WM population:
The West Midlands region is an area of contrasts. It includes densely populated conurbations such as Birmingham, Coventry and Stoke-on-Trent, as well as beautiful areas of remote countryside within the counties of Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Shropshire.
 
Sparsity and the increasing scarcity of public transport links are recognised as having a significant impact both on daily living costs of rural households and on access to services.  All of the Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) in WMAHSNs rural areas have identified these challenges as priorities in their transformation plans.
 
NHS England is using technology to empower patients and make it easier for clinicians to deliver high quality care and enabling patients to seamlessly navigate the service as part of its digital transformation strategy. The Online Consultation programme is a contribution towards this ambition.
 
Online Consultations are part of the Midlands and East GP Forward View (GPFV) Digital Implementation Strategy.
 
Video consultations can overcome geographical boundaries and provide access to services in remote areas or those with limited numbers of healthcare professionals.  These are however not suitable where low bandwidth mobile networks exist as is the case across much of the west Midlands area, so text based and asynchronous consultations suit this environment well. Currently only 2% of Docly consultations require a video call.
 
Patients using the Docly service do not need to take time away from work to have an appointment, and without the need to video call the doctor, the process is much more appropriate to a work environment.
 
We anticipate that doctors providing the Docly service  would come from within the area contracting with us. If there is insufficient capacity within the local geography, doctors from outside the area can support local patients, and in a reciprocal manner, doctors in the West Midlands could treat patients in other parts of the country.
Current and planned activity: 
The GP Forward View announced £45m to support the uptake of GP online consultation systems. The General Practice Development Programme will help practices lay the foundations for new models of integrated care & play their part in delivering a sustainable & high quality NHS as part of the Sustainability & Transformation Plan process in which general practice has a key role.
 
Docly would like to engage with WM CCGs, Federations and large GP partnerships to explore accessing the above funding to establish the Docly solution across the region.
 
We want to ensure the Docly service is visible to organisations considering online patient triage and consultation tools.
 
In other areas we are working to deploy Docly into practices in Leicester and are designing an evaluation with a large GP federation to quantify the value in an NHS primary care environment.
What is the intellectual property status of your innovation?:
IP Held by MD International (parent company).
Return on Investment (£ Value): 
N/A
Return on Investment (Timescale): 
6-12 mon
Ease of scalability: 
2
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Barnaby Poulton 17/07/2018 - 12:08 Publish 2 comments
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Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
Cera is a multi-award winning, technology-enabled homecare provider. Our technology allows us to respond and deliver tailored care within hours of an enquiry, while empowering our care-workers to deliver the highest standards of care.
 
Overview of Innovation:
Cera is a digital disruptor of the home care space, with in-house and proprietary technology. We have created a platform able to i) create digital care reports whereby during a carer visit, carers log information on their smartphone using our platform, with health and behaviour data on the user, which allows for metrics to be monitored and better care to be delivered – this data is also accessible to family members and healthcare professionals permitting much better connected services; ii) use of artificial intelligence based on the data collected by carers, to predict if users are going to experience health deteriorations such as their blood pressure worsening or the onset of a urine infection, based on subtle signals that carers may have logged – this allows us to escalate a service user’s care should they be at high risk of deterioration, or contact their doctor more proactively, potentially preventing adverse health events or the need to go to hospital; iii) use of an artificial intelligence chatbot – Martha – that provides decision support to carers based on questions they ask. The chatbot aims to transfer some of the knowledge and experience which established carers possess to carers with less experience; by doing this, we aim to make care more consistent.

Cera has provided hundreds of thousands of care hours with a 95% satisfaction rating, and is growing at an average of 25% a month. It has received over £13 million of funding from investors such as Kairos Ventures, Kima Ventures, David Buttress (former CEO of JustEat), Paul Wilmott (leads digital globally for McKinsey), Charles Songhurst (former Global Head of M&A at Microsoft) and Peter Sands (former Chairman of Davos). It has been recognised by the Government's Cabinet Office as a role model for innovative businesses partnering with the public sector, and Sir Nick Clegg recently joined the company. Cera has received a number of awards including the Most Outstanding Digital Health Innovation of the Year, the LaingBuisson Dementia Care Award, the Best London Home Care Company at the Social Care Awards 2018.
 
Stage of Development:
Market ready and adopted - Fully proven, commercially deployable, market ready and already adopted in some areas (in a different region or sector)
WMAHSN priorities and themes addressed: 
Long term conditions: a whole system, person-centred approach / Wellness and prevention of illness / Education, training and future workforce / Digital health / Innovation and adoption / Person centred care
Benefit to NHS:
We are the pioneer of innovative care delivery and have been widely recognised as the UK’s leader in transforming the sector. So far we have delivered hundreds of thousands of care sessions with a 95% satisfaction rating. Crucially, we are often able to start care within 24 hours when requested; this is markedly faster than other companies who take 3-4 weeks, and means that healthy people do not need to stay in hospital waiting for their care to be arranged.
We are developing a Artificial Intelligence platform that utilises data collected by carers to predict if users are going to experience health deteriorations, such as their blood pressure worsening or the onset of a urine infection. This allows us to escalate a user’s care should they be at high risk of deterioration, or contact their doctor more proactively, potentially preventing adverse health events. We are also developing an artificial intelligence chatbot that provides decision support to carers based on questions they ask. The chatbot aims to transfer some of the knowledge and experience which established carers possess to carers with less experience.

At present, clinical doctors are not involved in the active review of our clients’ data. However, there are several members of our clinical care team that review reports from each care visit through our digital care platform. Furthermore, using our digital care platform - where data is stored and viewable - it is possible for us to allow GPs and hospital doctors to access the information relating to their own clients. This would be after authenticating themselves on our platform and be possible through our portal website. We are exploring partnerships with Clinical Commissioning Groups which would allow these data sharing partnerships to be made possible.  ​
 
Initial Review Rating
4.20 (1 ratings)
Benefit to WM population:
We are offering a better experience for our carers, who are offered flexible working and are empowered using technology, translating to an annual carer retention rate of over 90%. We achieve that by paying them up to 50% more than industry average, and supporting their learning via a combination of in-class and online teaching. Our e-learning platform, Learning Pool, has been very successful in engaging our carers to further their knowledge, improving the overall standards of care we provide.  

The care workers are periodically in touch with family members and are certainly aware of important care-related matters through the family members before they begin care. Care workers and family members always have the option to contact each other immediately through Cera Care at any time. Family members can access the visit reports completed by care workers through our portal as soon as they are completed - we believe this gives them a level of transparency that is simply not possible without a digitised solution. We have a comprehensive and clear consent process which all clients must sign before we deliver any care. The scope of this consent covers data capture by care workers, data storage on our platform and processing such as this for the purpose of improving patient care.
 
Our machine learning algorithm is also a work in progress - currently in prototype form. It uses data from the client’s care plan (past medical history, medication, important disabilities, care schedule) and visit reports captured by visiting care workers (mood, nutrition, hydration, activity level, sleep, bowel movements) to attempt to predict when clients are at high risk of experiencing a deterioration in their health. Currently it has an AUC ROC of 0.72. As we collect more data, we will continue to improve its performance. Since we have not operationalised this prototype, we do not require ethics approval and it is not considered a medical device because it does not offer medical diagnostic capability nor does it actively conduct treatment. If we decided to use it to inform our care workers’ practices - we can register it as a Class I device.
Current and planned activity: 
In 2018 we have delivered NHS CCG funded care with the following CCGs: Lambeth, Tower Hamlets, Haringey, Enfield, and previously had partnered with CCGs including Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon, and East London Foundation Trust, in addition to marketing in NHS hospitals including: Central Middlesex, West Middlesex, Northwick Park, Royal Marsden, Whittington and Barnet & Chase Farm and a Marketing Agreement with BMI hospitals across London. NHS 111 is exploring a collaboration with Cera. One potential outcome of this would be to permit the integration of data records from Cera into the 111 service
What is the intellectual property status of your innovation?:
We own IP for our Digital Care Platform and algorithm
Return on Investment (£ Value): 
high
Return on Investment (Timescale): 
3 years +
Ease of scalability: 
3
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Sara Sliwinska 09/07/2018 - 16:00 Publish 2 comments
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Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
Clinical decision making improved via proactive digital remote monitoring. Together driving cost efficiencies, improving patient outcomes & avoiding hospital admissions. (CE Class 1a: data server sits within HSNC:  proven ¯ 67% admissions: scalable)
Overview of Innovation:
CliniTouch Vie is a digital health solution that reduces unnecessary hospital admissions.
 
CliniTouch Vie is a locked-down tablet with integrated 3G for intensive monitoring, education & empowerment with integrated direct messaging & video support.  Dynamic care plans & evidence-based algorithms enable automatic triage for healthcare teams.  Fast & simple to implement for the most at-risk patients. 
 
Launched in 2016, system is CE marked & MHRA approved. An evidence based digital health platform that clinically supports patients to better manage their condition. It has the flexibility to be adapted for data analytics & clinical decision-making support in chronic disease management (eg COPD, heart failure & diabetes), frailty & assisted discharge programmes for ambulant & non-ambulant patients
 
Clinical & economic evidence has been generated from trials with 300 respiratory patients [Ghosh et al, 2016, https://doi.org/10.12968/bjhc.2016.22.3.123]. Our evidence based digital solution increases patient access to care & promotes greater clinician-patient collaboration for the 15million people with LTCs. It drives timely, proactive intervention, minimising need for more acute costly care enabling sustainable long-term outcomes success
 
USPs:
Evidence based: Study published in the British Journal of HC Management showed 67% reduction in unscheduled COPD admissions & saving of £2,278 per patient pa. (NB: programme continues to deliver same level of savings)
 
Patient-centred: Personalisation of goals, metrics & parameters makes system truly patient centred providing real-time remote monitoring closer to home to improve patient experience & outcomes whilst generating savings
 
Secure & integrated: Data server sits within HSNC enabling it to push-pull data securely between healthcare provider & service users. Includes bespoke integrated secure video-conferencing platform with end-to-end encryption, allowing remote monitoring of medical conditions, improving quality of life & avoiding unnecessary admissions
 
Flexible Modular Architecture: Enables clinically validated question sets re: symptoms, to be easily tailored to specific therapy areas for qualitative data collection
 
Tiered Service: no upfront costs to NHS on PAYG basis:
- Digital platform integrated into existing healthcare pathways
- Light touch triage service informing local health teams of urgent priority patients for interventions
- Fully-Managed digital platform and nurse-led service providing triage & interventions
Stage of Development:
Market ready and adopted - Fully proven, commercially deployable, market ready and already adopted in some areas (in a different region or sector)
WMAHSN priorities and themes addressed: 
Long term conditions: a whole system, person-centred approach / Wellness and prevention of illness / Wealth creation / Digital health / Innovation and adoption / Patient and medicines safety / Person centred care
Benefit to NHS:
CliniTouch Vie has proven benefits and can be scaled up easily across the wider regions:
  • improved patient outcomes:
  • 67% reduction in COPD emergency admissions;
  • 13% improvement in CAT score
  • 97% of patients using CliniTouch Vie will further reduce distress and discomfort from conditions exacerbations
These were supported by:
  • improved access to healthcare: 24/7 access to healthcare, average 110 interventions per patient per annum (500% increase)
  • targeted and personalised health interventions: 7,250 personalised clinical interventions (data from 66 patients over 12 months)
  • data analytics: real-time clinical dashboards for clinical teams to prioritise patient needs; prioritised only 38% of patient clinical recordings required intervention within a 24-hour period
 

 
Patients are educated and supported to interpret the data to gain an improved understanding of their health status.CliniTouch Vie:
  1. Educates patients: supporting people to make health life choices through improving the understanding of their disease and self-management skills
  2. Enhances care for patients with chronic conditions: informing and engaging patients as part of NHS prevention agenda and creating a patient-provider collaboration
  3. Provides data analytics: making more targeted and personalised health interventions, by using disease specific algorithms to differentiate when one patient’s history or recent environmental exposures indicates a higher likelihood of flare up than another
  4. Improves patient safety: providing real time clinical and well-being data to identify early warning signs of health deterioration, medication adherence and self-management education
  5. Reduces hospital activity: providing real time management of high risk patients to prevent admissions
  6. Supports early discharge: providing hospital level diagnostics and monitoring in the home, enabling early discharge and can be used for remote clinical support post-surgery or in care-home settings
  7. Delivers workload efficiencies: supporting better patient self-management, reducing need for direct interventions and enabling staff to focus on priority patient care
  8. Offers locality wide cost savings: reduced demand leads to reduced NHS activity
 
Initial Review Rating
5.00 (2 ratings)
Benefit to WM population:
The West Midlands priorities that CliniTouch Vie can address are:
  • P2: Long Term Conditions: whole system, person centred approach
  • P4: Wellness, healthy aging and prevention of illness
  • P8: Digital Health
 
Our vision is for CliniTouch Vie to contribute towards and support the West Midlands wider vision to develop a worldwide reputation for delivering healthcare through digital technologies, proven to deliver sustainable improved outcomes and create wealth.  We have already demonstrated that it can deliver on all fronts with high risk COPD patients and is being adopted for Heart Failure, Diabetes, Cancer and Frailty pathways.  With an ageing population, often with co-morbidities, it can be used to support a more patient-centric approach to health care services in the region.
 
CliniTouch Vie supports health and wealth benefits as is a flexible, real-time remote monitoring solution, facilitating earlier discharge, prevent readmissions, reduce risk of future exacerbations and improve self-management through our inbuilt education resources.  CliniTouch Vie delivers a proactive approach to tackling symptoms, preventing exacerbations and slowing health deterioration, resulting in reduced NHS costs.  The system has an extensive data collection of medical, lifestyle, biometric and daily activity.
 
Targeting patients who are at risk or have multiple hospital admissions could significantly reduce the NHS costs to the region as well as freeing up clinic and nurse time to manage a wider caseload more efficiently. With a more collaborative, integrated, patient centred approach, utilising proven remote digital health, the West Midlands could see a potential reduction in admissions by 60%+.
 
CliniTouch Vie is a locked-down tablet, with integrated 3G for intensive monitoring, education and empowerment with integrated direct messaging and video support.  Our dynamic care plans and evidence-based algorithms enable automatic triage for healthcare teams. 
 
The tablet comes in an easy to carry case with the peripherals and can be handed to the patient at home, in clinic or upon discharge and is linked directly to the clinician web-based management portal.  Data within CliniTouch Vie tablet is stored securely within the cloud and hosted on the N3.  This makes CliniTouch Vie easy to scale due to its low technology and estates requirement, whilst delivering a high quality clinical service.
Current and planned activity: 
Current:
Spirit Digital is part of Spirit Health Group and can provide one of the most comprehensive range of solutions to support patients of all ages, IT capabilities & levels of disease severity across a wide range of conditions e.g. respiratory, cardiovascular, diabetes, cancer, frailty.
 
Spirit is establishing research collaborations with academic institutions around evidence generation for AI and machine learning. This includes collaboration on a bid to the European Space Agency to further develop the technology using satellite data.

Planned:
Spirit Digital seeks WMAHSN support ta assist with introductions and marketing of CliniTouch Vie to local CCGs. 
 
Our planned NHS engagement activity programme for the next 12 months will be through a variety of channels:
  • Direct engagement with CCGs and community Trusts
  • Application to Digital Accelerator programme
  • Case study development & sharing
  • Presentations at national conferences
  • Creating user (clinicians & patients) video footage to share with CCGs
What is the intellectual property status of your innovation?:
We hold the IP for the technology and digital health algorithms.  We collaborate with Midlands based businesses, healthcare providers and universities and retain all IP for products and services.
Return on Investment (£ Value): 
high
Return on Investment (Timescale): 
6-12 mon
Ease of scalability: 
2
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Emma-Jane Roberts 21/06/2018 - 12:25 Publish Login or Register to post comments
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Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
QxMD is a company dedicated to creating point-of-care applications created by for healthcare professionals, with a global community of 1.9 million clinicians, medical students, scientists and researchers and are free to download and use at any time. 
Overview of Innovation:
Healthcare professionals need to stay up to date on the latest medical research and topic reviews to provide optimal care. Unfortunately, the process of content discovery is broken with research artificially compartmentalised by publishers and hidden behind countless institutional paywalls.

At QxMD, we believe that knowledge translation– the process by which new knowledge is incorporated into clinical practice – is an important and unsolved challenge for our health care system. Read uses smart algorithms to ensure that each and every user has a dedicated newsfeed of research that applies to their practice. 
With Read, Institutional Edition, organisations can seamlessly integrate their existing journal subscriptions and existing proxy service to provide a platform for their clinical staff to access content which matters to their individual practices. It is built with features designed to improve patient care and reduce costs. 

The Promoted Research feature is used by institutions who want to disseminate research that impacts areas of care the most within their organisation. For example, a Hospital with high rates of Sepsis can use this tool to promote guidelines that reduce Sepsis cases with higher guarantees their clinical staff will discover the research and apply it to the next patient. 

Librarians and Knowledge Managers can take advantage of smart analytics to understand which journal subscriptions are performing the best and worst and also which journals are most popular, which they don't subscribe to.

NHS Trusts are already adopting QxMD, with over 100,000 users in the UK alone. 
Stage of Development:
Market ready and adopted - Fully proven, commercially deployable, market ready and already adopted in some areas (in a different region or sector)
WMAHSN priorities and themes addressed: 
Mental Health: recovery, crisis and prevention / Long term conditions: a whole system, person-centred approach / Wellness and prevention of illness / Education, training and future workforce / Clinical trials and evidence / Digital health / Innovation and adoption / Patient and medicines safety
Benefit to NHS:
  • Better educatad and up-to-date staff, specific to their practice
  • Cost saving on journal subscription costs
  • Improved patient care
  • Challenges identified and tackled via the Promoted Research feature
  • Easy to discover and access research from any smart device
  • Links with OpenAthens for instant access to subscribed content. 
Initial Review Rating
2.60 (1 ratings)
Benefit to WM population:
  • Better educated healthcare professionals who can identify the latest research and apply it to patient care
  • Less chances of mis/under diagnosis, readmission or even death
  • Improved quality of care
Current and planned activity: 
  • Existing NHS Trust clients, including the largest Mental Health Trust in the UK
  • Continue to grow our userbase, which is already at 100,000 UK users, with the support of Trusts and other stakeholders. 
What is the intellectual property status of your innovation?:
  • We have designed and developed the platform entirely in-house. No white-labelling. A completely unique tool built by Healthcare Professionals for Healthcare Professionals. 
Return on Investment (£ Value): 
Very high
Return on Investment (Timescale): 
6-12 mon
Ease of scalability: 
Simple
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Jimmy Connoley 19/06/2018 - 12:56 Publish 2 comments
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Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
Currently Continuing Healthcare Assessments are often paper and phone based, involving multi-disciplinary teams across different organisational silos. Our intuitive Continuing Healthcare tool transforms the CHC & DST process for safe and better care.
Overview of Innovation:
The current process of Continuing Healthcare Assessments is often paper and phone-based and involves the co-ordination of multi-disciplinary teams across different organisational silos.
 
A lack of transparency in the assessment process can lead to unnecessary delays. One team’s uncompleted task can halt the entire process; whether it be because of admin delays on missing paperwork, incomplete assessment information or delays in communication. 
 
Delays, lack of progress and poor visibility cause considerable distress to patients and their families as they wait for funding assessment, decision and care provision.
 
NHS England has introduced new quarterly CHC reporting in order for CCGs to monitor performance as many fail to achieve the National Standard turnaround of more than 80% of eligibility decisions within 28 days. On the reward side, NHS England has made the annual achievement of the National Standards for CHC subject to a valuable Quality Premium.
 
Continuing Healthcare assessment transformation starts right here.
 
CHC2DST eliminates paper from the Continuing Healthcare assessment process.  It provides a single point of entry for assessments into your organisation. From Day 1 you begin to control the CHC workload and workflow, rather than the other way around. Through the elimination of paper and the automation of communications between process stakeholders, CHC2DST provides CHC leaders with the transparency they require to improve their service levels.
 
CHC2DST increases the productivity of stakeholders within the CHC assessment process, reducing time spent on low-value admin tasks and allowing them to focus their time, knowledge and skills to drive improvements and generate value into other Continuing Healthcare areas. 
 
With CHC2DST user organisations are able to configure the solution to the assessments, permissions and workflows that suit their local situation.
 

 
Benefits of CHC2DST
  • Improve the assessment services to patients and carers and staff
  • Improve communication across stakeholders
  • Improve decision making speed and accuracy
  • Reduce Delayed Transfers of Care numbers
  • Improve work allocation and follow-up scheduling
  • Improve accuracy and retrieval of completed CHC Checklist and DST
  • Reduce legal appeals through better record keeping
  • Reduce processing costs by eliminating inefficiencies
Stage of Development:
Market ready and adopted - Fully proven, commercially deployable, market ready and already adopted in some areas (in a different region or sector)
WMAHSN priorities and themes addressed: 
Digital health / Innovation and adoption
Benefit to NHS:
NHS continuing healthcare (CHC) is a package of care provided outside of the hospital that is arranged and funded solely by the NHS for individuals aged 18 years and older who have significant ongoing healthcare needs. When someone is assessed as being eligible for CHC, the NHS is responsible for funding the full package of health and social care.
 
Funding for ongoing healthcare is a complex and highly sensitive area, which can affect some of the most vulnerable people in society and those that care for them.
 
The Continuing Healthcare Checklist and the Decision Support Toolkit assessment process is inundated with paper-based forms filled out manually by health and social care professionals. As a result, professionals at the centre of the CHC process struggle to synthesise the information from the reams of paper they receive adding to unnecessary discharge delay.
 
CHC2DST is an end to end digital administration and assessment solution for CHC. It digitises and automates data collection and processing of CHC & DST. We have been able to demonstrate the potential for huge savings in the CHC assessment procedure. Savings are generated by both a reduction in administrative burden and a reduction in the delayed transfer of care. 
 
Implementation of our CHC2DST solution will provide efficiency benefits & savings across the health and care system. 
  • Cost saving for a CCG on average is around £300,000 for administration time, faxing, paper copying and postage costs. 
  • Saving to a Local Authority by improving transparency and speed of assessments will enable the improved efficiency of staff time and provide improved visibility for social workers of the cases being assessed.
  • The government and NHS target is to get through the process in 28 days and over 50% of the cases do not meet this target. Implementing our CHC solution will provide improved communication/transparency to family members and reduce the time taken for the assessment process. Families should get answers quicker and the Health system will come closer to achieving their 28-day target.
To realise the benefits the CHC2DST can bring to your organisation, download our free full economic assessment, simply visit our website, enter your details and then submit – click here.
Initial Review Rating
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Benefit to WM population:
NHS England has put CCGs’ execution of the Continuing Healthcare process under the spotlight.  NHS Leaders want to drive up productivity by eliminating inefficiencies in the Continuing Healthcare. On a macro level, NHS England is setting out to save £855 million across CHC delivery by 2020/21. Improving the speed accuracy and consistency of access to CHC will be important in achieving this goal.  
 
From an operational perspective today, they believe challenges in CHC assessments are contributing to unnecessary Delayed Transfers of Care in the acute system, with too many full assessments being conducted in an acute setting. Additionally, many CCGs are failing to achieve the National Standard for the turnaround of more than 80% of eligibility decisions within 28 days.   
 
Continuing Healthcare assessment transformation starts with CHC2DST.
 
CHC2DST is easy to use and intuitive, eliminating paper from the Continuing Healthcare assessment process. Through the elimination of paper and the automation of communications between process stakeholders, CHC2DST increases the productivity of stakeholders within the CHC assessment process, reducing time spent on low-value admin tasks and allowing them to focus their time, knowledge and skills to drive improvements and transform the CHC & DST process for safe and better care.



At least 16 days can be taken out of the of the current process using CHC2DST’s digital solution.
 
The CHC business case is an example of the efficiency benefits and potential cost savings that you could realise by implementing the CHC2DST into your hospital and CCG. To discover more and download our free economic assessment, simply visit our website, enter your details and then submit – click here.

Current and planned activity: 
CHC is under the spotlight from many areas including NHS England, the Public Accounts Committee, National Audit office and has been identified as a major workstream for NHSE with a strategic Improvement Programme to 2019 set up.
 
The Quality Premium incentive for CCGs also features CHC heavily (17% of total award). Many policy levers are now in place to attempt to deliver widescale transformation on the service.
 
We would like WMAHSN’s support to assist with engagement of our target audience CCG’s to help to scale our innovation to further the region’s improvement in quality and performance for CHC.
 
What is the intellectual property status of your innovation?:
IP is held by IEG4 for the code used in developing the software application. NHS IG governance toolkit 14 approved, deployed on the Microsoft Azure could service which achieves the highest accreditation for security.
Return on Investment (£ Value): 
high
Return on Investment (Timescale): 
6-12 mon
Ease of scalability: 
2
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