Prevention of Illness
How do we work towards the primary prevention of illnesses and  challenging the set of conditions caused by poor life-styles and high risk factors? 

Ideas (Publish, Detailed Submission)

Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
An artificial intelligence(AI) powered platform recommends recipes for pre-diabetics and type 2 diabetics based on personal flavour preferences, avoidances, dietary constraints, budget, weather then makes it easy to shop all the ingredients online.
Overview of Innovation:
Receiving a diagnosis of diabetes can be life changing but all too often the quality of advice recieved to help change diet is limited, especially if you have existing budgetary or dietary constraints. 
Removing friction from the process of finding and cooking a healthier diet should help people to adhere to new diets by preserving more of the will power required to maintain your resolve.
Whisk's cognitive food platform powers 100 million recipe views every month and creates 500,000 shopping lists so has a unique ability to recommend quality recipes and add them to a shopping list or cart.
A new platform will be developed with Health Exchange to empower it's cousellors to help clients to make lasting, measurable and valuable change to their diet in order to reverse, delay or manage their diagnosis successfully. 
Stage of Development:
Evaluation stage - Representative model or prototype system developed and can be effectively evaluated
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 / Wealth creation / Digital health
Benefit to NHS:
Savings on treatment costs and complications arising from Type 2 Diabetes Management (T2DM) estimated to be as high as £3500 per user per year. If we can delay the onset of T2DM by 12 months for one user the saving is £3500. With a £35k investment we only need to help 10 people to get a return on investment within 12 months.
Initial Review Rating
4.60 (1 ratings)
Benefit to WM population:
Improved quality of life, improved health through reduced incidence of T2DM and its complications.
Current and planned activity: 
We are working with Health Exchange who deliver diabetes support services in the West Midlands community.
What is the intellectual property status of your innovation?:
The Food Genome that drives the personlised recommendations is trademarked and protected.
Return on Investment (£ Value): 
high
Return on Investment (Timescale): 
1 year
Ease of scalability: 
Simple
Regional Scalability:
The platform and business model is designed to be scalable globally should we see successful results.
Measures:
User numbers
Engagement rates - weekly users.
Progress against health goals - e.g. weight loss - attributable to using the platform with counsellors compared to using counsellor intervention alone.
Adoption target:
We want to demonstrate at least 100 users achieving a health goal using the platform and up to 30 000 users engaging overall.
Read more
Hide details
Stuart 12/02/2018 - 18:28 Detailed Submission 2 comments
0
0
Votes
-99999
Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
Elemental’s Social Prescribing platform is an easy to use, cloud-based, responsive platform that enables community referrals to be implemented, measured and delivered across numerous health and social care scenarios.
Overview of Innovation:
Elemental Software, is a Tech For Good company with the purpose of engaging & empowering people & communities towards better health outcomes. This involves creating meaningful connections between people & their communities to address the wider determinants of health & to reduce health inequalities.

Elemental’s approach in reaching more people & connecting them into community-based programmes & services such as walking groups, healthy cooking courses & mindfulness sessions led them to create a platform that gives health & social care providers ease, peace of mind & quality assurance in making, receiving & reviewing community referrals otherwise known as Social Prescribing.

The team at Elemental has been at the forefront of mobilising communities towards better health, education & employment for the past 30 years combined. Their experience led them to see that despite millions of pounds being spend on preventing conditions like obesity, diabetes & depression the challenge remained in engaging those most at risk. Chronic conditions are rising & so too are the costs. Elemental know that involving someone in creating their own health risk prevention plan is key to empowering them towards living better quality lives.

With The Elemental Platform you can:
  • Facilitate more people accessing & engaging in Self Care Programmes in your area
  • Reduce the amount of time between referral & first engagement
  • Connect different stakeholders in your area (VCSE, Health/Social Care & communities) providing more choice for what matters to the individual
  • Provide performance related metrics & analysis around referral activity across teams, locations & types of healthcare establishments
  • Minimise the risk of people ‘opting out’ of programmes
  • Develop the capacity of your workforce across multiple sites
  • Reduce administrative tasks & free up more time to support individuals
  • Measure the progress & impact of programmes
Despite all of our best efforts we tend to work in separate silos. We can’t all be expected to know everything that’s happening in someone’s local community. Whether you are a resident, GP, social worker, commissioner, social prescriber or community provider we don’t always have the time to source information & make connections that positively impact on someone’s life. We could do this alone, but it wouldn’t be as effective. By connecting resources, people, programmes, partners & strategies we can support those in need so that no-one is left behind.

To view our video click on the image.

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
Benefit to NHS:
Interest in social prescribing, where patients are referred to local, non-clinical community services such as walking clubs or self-help groups is on the increase across England. There is growing recognition of its potential to help meet the ambitions of the Five Year Forward View & of sustainability & transformation partnerships to support people in managing their own care.
 
Social prescribing enables GPs, nurses & other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. It is estimated that around 20% of GP appointments are for ‘non-medical’ needs which is as frustrating for GPs as it is for patients as a 10-minute consultation producing a medicine prescription is often not appropriate.
 
Social prescribing enables a GP or other healthcare professional to refer a patient to an organised scheme which usually involves link workers or navigators taking time to understand what the patient’s needs & goals are & helps them to access appropriate services.
 
The Elemental Platform helps to address the challenges surrounding reducing health inequalities making it easier to help communities to get the support they need to address the issues beyond clinical needs that impact on their health & wellbeing.
 
Elemental connects all key stakeholders from the GP to Link Workers, the providers & the patients.
 
Platform features:
  • Referral generation: via browser on a desktop, mobile device or within specific Clinical Systems. Referrals can be made within 45 seconds to link workers & sent instantly. Referrals are tracked, viewed & analysed
  • Health risk analysis: helping individuals to better understand their health risk & track their health risk status using validated monitoring tools
  • Social prescription generator: referring individuals to a range of quality assured community-based lifestyle interventions
  • Attendance tracker: facilitate, track & measure attendance rates of individuals across multiple community-based lifestyle intervention providers
  • Health impact measurement: track an individual’s health & wellbeing improvement journey in real time & in line with identified health risks
  • Enhanced directory of services: enables accredited VCSE providers to create & edit database of venues, interventions & allocate appropriate facilitators
  • Aggregate reports: provides accurate comparative epidemiological information to facilitate greater reporting between CCGs, local authorities, Housing Associations & VCSE organisations to benefit entire communities
Initial Review Rating
5.00 (1 ratings)
Benefit to WM population:
There are an estimated 4.032 million people in 2014-15 living in the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). The population is culturally diverse, with over 22% from Black and Asian Minority Ethnic communities, ranging from 2.3% in Cannock Chase to 42% in Birmingham.
 
Over half of the population of the WMCA live in the 20% most deprived areas in England. There are links between insecure housing, financial stress, mental health and child development, which influence on life chances and social mobility.
 
Data from the ONS subjective wellbeing survey points to wide variations between West Midlands Local Authorities with rates of wellbeing that are below the national average for Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Coventry and above average for Sandwell.
 
Social prescribing has been identified by Simon Stevens, CEO of the NHS, as one key way in which the NHS can change from “a ‘factory’ model of care and repair” to one that focuses on much wider individual and community engagement (Five Years Forward View, NHS England, 2014 – henceforth referred to as the Stevens Report). Social prescribing is a way of linking patients in primary care with sources of support within the community, usually provided by the voluntary and community sector, offering GPs a non-medical referral option that can operate alongside existing treatments to improve health and wellbeing.
 
Social Prescribing is recognised for the benefits it can bring for patients. These include better quality of life, improved mental and emotional wellbeing, and lower levels of depression and anxiety. It also has the potential to reduce patients’ reliance on NHS services, easing pressure on accident and emergency wards and hard-pressed GPs.
 
A social prescriber does not prescribe the solutions, but provides the environment in which the person can consider their options and help form their own plan of action. Elemental know that involving someone creating their own health risk prevention plan is key to empowering them towards living better quality lives.
 
By connecting resources, people, programmes, partners and strategies, we can support those in need so that no-one is left behind.
 
The Elemental Platform simplifies and streamlines the process of referring individuals from a GP to social prescribing hubs in the local area which could support and connect individuals and their community.
Current and planned activity: 
Currently we have been engaging with the key social prescribing leads in NHS through the Social Prescribing Network. We have been attending events across the UK engaging in Social Prescribing discussions and sharing knowledge. We have a strong footprint in Northern Ireland and would like to raise the profile of our Social Prescribing Platform and support Social Prescribing initiatives in England. We also lead a Social Prescribing Hour via twitter every Wednesday 8-9pm encouraging Social Prescribing discussions.
 
Our planned activity is to engage with a number of key stakeholders in the region and we require WMAHSN’s support in identifying relevant contacts in order to hold initial conversations.
Return on Investment (£ Value): 
high
Return on Investment (Timescale): 
6-12 mon
Ease of scalability: 
Simple
Read more
Hide details
Gemma Donnahey 30/01/2018 - 15:36 Publish 2 comments
0
0
Votes
-99999

Active Campaigns