Secondary Care

Start-up Healthera success in £4.3 million investment round to reduce A&E pressures

Fast growing start-up Healthera, is one of just five innovations in the UK to be awarded funding as part of NHS England’s £4.3 million investment initiative in new technologies that ease pressure on urgent and emergency care services.

With accident and emergency pressures increasing and waiting times reaching their highest level in more than a decade, digital health management company Healthera, has the potential to reduce A& E pressures.

Healthera, an app to help patients manage their medicines, will receive up to £1 million in financial backing from SBRI Heallthcare (an NHS England initiative) to take its product to the next stage of development.  By improving medical adherence and facilitating automatic intervention and professional advice, Healthera can contribute to reducing A&E admissions.

The company demonstrated best value and greatest technical feasibility to a panel of experts looking for game-changing technologies with the highest potential value to patients and the health service.

As consumers become ever-more curious about their health and fitness, many measure food intake or track activity on apps; as yet there hasn’t been the same conscientious attitude towards medicines.  Healthera changes this, and helps patients manage and track their medicine intake.  It includes a smart medicine diary that automatically schedules pharmacy visits and analyses medicine taking which can be shared with GPs.

Jin Dai, VP of Product at Healthera said, “With as little as 16% of people taking prescribed medicine correctly, a solution was needed for medication management, and we are confident that Healthera is leading a new era of connected digital health.”  Quintus Liu, CEO further commented, “Our latest funding award from the NHS England initiative, in recognition of our potential to reduce A&E pressures, will help fast-track our move to market; Healthera is one to watch in 2017!”