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Health Navigator revenues up 250%

Health Navigator, a previous DigitalHealth.London accelerator has announced a year of exceptional growth, with revenues up 250% and an increase of 30% in staff.

The company now supports 7 NHS trusts and 9 CCGS, and has recently been announced as a Finalist in the HTN Awards with its partnership with Vale of York CCG to predict and prevent avoidable urgent care, using AI, patient empowerment and nurse-led coaching.

Dr Joachim Werr, founder and CEO, Health Navigator “Often digital health and analytics solutions focus only on problem identification, quantification or prediction. Combining the power of AI with an evidence-based intervention capable of impacting population health is what third-generation healthcare is all about. That’s exactly what we are doing.”

“25-35% of urgent and emergency care is avoidable, costing the NHS some £6bn annually. The business focuses on the 1% of most vulnerable patients that account for up to 35% of A&E attendances and 50% of unplanned bed days.”

“Delivered by registered nurses and healthcare professionals, the company’s Proactive Health Coaching rapidly stabilises patients with complex conditions and empowers them to take control. The result is increased quality of life and reduced need for unplanned hospital care.”

Having completed a 12,000 patient randomised controlled trial (RCT) in Sweden, Health Navigator established itself in the UK in 2015. The first goal of the business was to replicate its evidence in an NHS environment, and so entered into a 3,000 NIHR-registered patient RCT with the Nuffield Trust.

A couple of years on, the evidence of benefits across patient reported outcomes, urgent care reduction, cost savings, and even mortality, is strong. Results demonstrate improved survival, an up to 59% reduction in unplanned admissions, 52% reduction in A&E attendances, up to 33% improvement in patient activation and cost savings that can reach some £2,900 per patient per year.

As the company enters profitability this year, all growth remains organic with no external investment. The company also thanked Digital Health.London Accelerator for a year of productive collaboration.