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Insource joins cohort for DigitalHealth.London Accelerator 07.09.17

Insource, specialists in data management for the healthcare sector, has been selected as part of the 2017/2018 cohort for the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator, a 12-month programme helping London NHS organisations to engage with 30 small to medium sized leading digital health innovation companies.

As part of this year’s cohort, Insource will be supported by DigitalHealth.London’s dedicated team of skilled Digital Health (NHS) Navigators. They will work alongside the company to help it engage with healthcare providers in London with the aim of supporting the adoption and acceleration of their digital enablement.

Graham Bennett, healthcare director at Insource, commented, “The Accelerator programme enjoys a unique reach and level of engagement, and is well regarded as a leading component in the digital transformation of the NHS, with a specific focus on London. This type of network is not only essential to technology companies such as us, but the wider sector and the teams within the NHS itself, helping them see the art of the possible within the impossible.”

The NHS is dedicated to putting patients first and ensuring quality service, transparency and accountability. Improving the management and use of data by organisations is key to increasing operational efficiencies, optimising performance and ultimately improving patient experience and care.

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (HEYT), for example, partnered with Insource to provide solutions that underpin its data management strategy. Amongst many benefits, teams now have the right tools to manage not only patient pathways but also its emergency care patient flow. HEYT now has an off-the-shelf flexible and expandable data management suite to meet its current and future needs.

By automating data preparation, Insource’s solutions free up resources and time, improving productivity, insight and performance – doing more with less and increasing efficiency, providing the necessary insight for improving services and patient care.

According to Bennett, “Data is the life blood of the modern world, but NHS patient data is about as complex as it gets. We understand the importance of sustainable improvement and working collaboratively with DigitalHealth.London will allow us to share our customer successes with the London NHS community”

Hannah Harniess, interim programme director at DigitalHealth.London Accelerator, adds, “The 21st Century NHS faces unprecedented challenges. Better use of technology is crucial to creating a health system fit for the future and the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme is pioneering in bridging the gap between high-calibre digital health innovations and the health system. We are hugely excited to welcome our second cohort of digital innovations to the programme and look forward to connecting solutions such as Insource to areas of need within the system for the next year.”

View our dedicated page for the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator to find out more and get in touch.

About the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme:
The Accelerator sits within the DigitalHealth.London, which aims to accelerate the adoption of digital health solutions in the heart of the capital. The Accelerator is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator is the first major programme of DigitalHealth.London. The programme is for digital health businesses that would benefit from better engagement with the NHS and the wider health sector, in order to refine and develop products and services that meet the needs of the system.

DigitalHealth.London was launched earlier this year, following a recommendation by Lord Darzi and the London Health Commission. The programme benefits from a collaboration between the three London Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs): the Health Innovation Network (HIN), Imperial College Health Partners, UCLPartners, plus MedCity, CW+, the Mayor of London and NHS England. It is supported by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

The year-long programme will run over three consecutive years, and provides support to around 80 (20 – 30 in each year) small and medium sized businesses. The support, tailored to each business’s specific needs, focuses on engagement with clinicians and healthcare experts, refining products to meet needs, deepening understanding of the health system, showcasing in health facilities and developing business models in order to progress product development and access to the market.

For more information about the programme, please see http://digitalhealth.london/accelerator/about-the-accelerator/

About the European Regional Development Fund:
The programme is receiving funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects, which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.
For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.

About DigitalHealth.London:
DigitalHealth.London is a partnership, expert in accelerating the adoption of digital innovation by linking health and care organisations with digital health innovators for the benefit of patients and populations. It accelerates the adoption of digital innovations across health and care to improve patient and population outcomes and experience, and supports a sustainable future NHS.
DigitalHealth.London’s expert partnership is made up of London’s three Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) – Imperial College Health Partners, the Health Innovation Network and UCLPartners; MedCity; and NHS England. For more information, please see http://digitalhealth.london/