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Brian O’Connor appointed Chair at ORCHA

The Organisation for Review of Care and Health Apps, ORCHA, has announced the appointment of Brian O’Connor as Non-Executive Chairman.

Brian founded the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance), the global connector in digital health, which through its many collaborations covers 78 Countries.

ORCHA has grown to provide digital health advice and services to more than 20% of the NHS, serving a population of 200,000 people.  Brian will ensure ORCHA continues and accelerates this growth, enabling more organisations to unlock the power Digital Health has to offer.

Commenting on the appointment, Liz Ashall Payne, CEO said: “We are thrilled that Brian is joining us.  He is such a force for good.  Throughout his career he’s enabled organisations to drive through the adoption of technologies to help organisations and consumers.  He understands cultural and other barriers and works with Governments and organisations to deliver the best outcomes.”

Four healthcare companies awarded a share of £165,000 

Health Innovation Manchester, the organisation responsible for accelerating proven innovation into Greater Manchester’s health and social care services, has selected the winners of the Momentum Fund. The fund was established to support the introduction and adoption of needs-led, evidenced-based innovations into Greater Manchester’s devolved healthcare system.

  • Brush DJ Ltd received £40,000 for Brush DJ app
    The Brush DJ app, created by Brush DJ Ltd, encourages users to brush their teeth for an effective length of time using music and aims to reduce the risk of decay.

    Ben Underwood, Creator and Chief Executive of Brush DJ Ltd, said: “We were delighted to receive support from Health Innovation Manchester.  Tooth decay is a preventable disease, yet in Greater Manchester £6 million is spent every year extracting multiple decayed teeth in children every year. Seven of the ten localities are included in the 30 areas of poorest children’s oral health in England. This project will see the innovative Brush DJ team linking in with Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and The University of Manchester to develop and evaluate a digital package to support adoption of the app in high risk communities.”

    “We know that around 40% of children did not see an NHS dentist last year. By working with children’s centres in parts of the country where 50% of children start school with visible dental decay, Brush DJ will be actively reaching out to those most in need and supporting children, parents and carers to form healthy dental behaviours for life.”

  • Lucid Group received £45,000 for their digital innovation, Anisys GO
    Lucid Group Limited have been awarded funding through the Momentum Fund, receiving £45,000 for Anisys GO, which is a device that can rapidly establish a patient’s risk of severe disease in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  It is designed to help community practitioners by providing data currently only available in specialist centres. Lucid Group’s proposal is to investigate how digital outputs from Anisys GO wireless devices could improve care and support earlier intervention for patients.

  • Rescon Ltd awarded £49,879 for Meaning Apps to Nurture Children (MANC)
    Meaningful Apps to Nurture Children (MANC), a digital project designed by Rescon Ltd has won £49,879 of funding. MANC will integrate Rescon’s award-winning Lincus system, which includes a self-reporting system for physical, mental and social wellbeing, to support mental early detection and prevention for Greater Manchester’s children. The funds will pay for the implementation of the project into two Greater Manchester schools, including the Lincus app and Lexplore reading assessment tools.

  • NHS Oldham CCG received £30,408 for MyVytalCare app
    MyVytalCare is a comprehensive, personal care record app, hosted on the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN). NHS Oldham CCG have been awarded £30,408 through the Health Innovation Manchester Momentum Fund.   The app, piloted by NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), interfaces with GP systems and aims to save health and social care professionals time, effort and resources by empowering patients to take more control over their treatment and monitoring of their own conditions. It provides reminders for personal health checks and signposts to relevant actions to improve their health.

Somerset County Council chooses ECLIPSE for adult social care

Somerset County Council has chosen the cloud native case management solution for social care; ECLIPSE Case Management from OLM, to support the transformation of adult social care services across the authority.

Stephen Chandler, director for adult social services and lead commissioner for adults and health “Any change in working practice needs to be carefully considered, as we are responsible for the health and wellbeing of thousands of people. We knew that we needed to look at our working practices to create efficiencies and the implementation of ECLIPSE will assist with this process.”

Soliton IT appoints Scotland and the North Account Manager

Soliton IT has announced Phil Lindley as Account Manager, responsible for managing Scotland and North England accounts.

Having worked in Radiology for over 30 years, Phil’s clinical career began as a Diagnostic Radiographer with roles at Scunthorpe General Hospital and Eastbourne General Hospital. Following a move to Scotland as a Superintendent CT Radiographer, Phil then progressed to the technical arena of RIS and PACS, namely as IT Clinical Systems Manager at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust.

Phil comments: “I am very excited by the new role within Soliton IT – after such a long career in the NHS it will be a little strange being on “the other side” of the fence! I look forward to building on relationships made with our Scottish Boards and North England accounts. I’m certain I will bring value to the organisation with my clinical experience, especially knowledge gained of departmental workflows and the interactions between Radiology departments and the service users throughout the hospital.”

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