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DigitalHealth.London announces latest 17 SMEs selected for Accelerator programme

DigitalHealth.London has announced the latest 17 additions to be made to the Accelerator programme in 2023/24, with SMEs delivering artificial intelligence robotics, apps, remote monitoring solutions and more making the cut.

The selected SMEs have “digital solutions or services that have the highest potential to meet London’s NHS and social care challenges,” DigitalHealth.London states.

The Accelerator programmes provides tailored support over a 12-month period, including expert-led workshops and events, one-to-one advice sessions with digital health and NHS advisors, an assigned NHS Navigator with clinical or service manager expertise, and brokering of “meaningful connections” between innovators and NHS organisations facing specific challenges.

The 17 companies chosen for the programme include:

  • Abtrace: an AI-based solution centred around delivering preventative and personalised care at population scale
  • Aide Health: a digital health service designed helps patients and clinicians in the management of long-term conditions
  • Akara: using “innovative technologies” to maximise operational efficiency through increasing room utilisation, enhancing environmental hygiene and improving environmental sustainability
  • Kidney Beam (Workout Online Ltd): an online exercise, education and wellbeing platform for chronic kidney disease patients
  • Bingli: an AI-based solution directing patients to the right caregiver “by asking the right questions”
  • Blinx Healthcare: supporting primary care in patient identification, engagement and scheduling through PACO (Patient And Care Optimiser)
  • CyberLiver Ltd: working to reduce alcohol use and maintain abstinence in individuals with established alcohol-related liver disease through AlcoChange. In addition, their solution CirrhoCare is designed to help with assisted diagnosis, recommendations and therapeutic intervention for the management of decompensated cirrhosis complications.
  • Florence: an app connecting healthcare organisations to nurses and healthcare assistants looking for extra shifts
  • Fruit Street Health Limited: a 12-month diabetes prevention programme, designed to help pre-diabetic individuals to lose weight and reduce risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
  • (UK) Ltd: supporting “better, more accurate decision making” in wound management through Minuteful for Wound, a solution consisting of app, caseload management portal and business intelligence dashboard
  • Hero Health: a “digital front door solution” with communication and scheduling tools to automate workload
  • Hippo Labs Ltd: streamlining and automating GP proactive care processes through The Hippo Recaller, a solution designed around intelligence analysis, automated invitations and provision of “clear, consolidated lists of remaining patients who need a human touch”
  • Mobilise: using digital technologies to reach unpaid carers and deliver support with the aim of equipping them with the “knowledge, skills and emotional support to create a healthy and sustainable caring situation”
  • Opto Health: a digital triage and streaming platform for urgent and emergency care
  • Perci Health Ltd: a digital cancer survivorship clinic, providing personalised healthcare for people living with and beyond cancer
  • PMD Device Solutions Ltd: monitoring for the early detection of respiratory failure due to COPD, pneumonia, COVID and general infections through RespiraSense, a motion-tolerant respiratory rate monitor
  • TestCard Ltd: providing at-home testing for UTIs, including an app which “converts a mobile phone into a clinical grade scanner to read and interpret results, providing an end-to-end test, triage and treat service”

Now its seventh year, the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator is funded by the Health Innovation Network (HIN) through the Office for Life Sciences, and by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Sara Nelson, programme director for DigitalHealth.London, comments: “We are delighted to announce the 17 digital health companies joining our seventh DigitalHealth.London Accelerator cohort. The application process for this year’s programme was extremely competitive and as such, the final 17 companies truly are the ones to watch in the digital health space. We look forward to working with them over the next year to support the NHS and social care through digital transformation.”