MyOpNotes awarded Innovate UK funding to support integration of technology into the NHS

Medtech start-up MyOpNotes, a digital platform designed to streamline the writing of operation notes for surgeons whilst capturing data for research and audit purposes, has been awarded Innovate UK grant funding to support the integration of its technology into the NHS.

The platform offers an automated system capable of capturing “precise” data from surgeons and subsequently assigning clinical codes, with features including evidence-based templates, the ability to include diagrams, photos or videos into the operation note, and the ability to save the note directly into the patient record. MyOpNotes states that reported benefits include improved medical coding accuracy, the ability to free up surgeons from paperwork and streamline their workload, along with supporting NHS reimbursement processes.

The grant is supported by Leeds Innovation Pop Up, the NHS Insites Programme and Health Innovation Yorkshire & Humber, with MyOpNotes selected as one of eight recipients from over 70 competitors.

MyOpNotes is a member of the Propel@YH digital accelerator programme for healthcare start-ups, designed to assist start-ups with guidance for company growth and market expansion. HTN covered a previous update on the Propel@YH Boot Camp here, exploring eight innovators from the Nordic region as they took part in the programme to build strategic partnerships and take part in workshops and masterclasses.

In other funding news, we recently highlighted how care management software provider Log my Care has announced an additional £3 million in investment from existing investor Mercia Ventures, supporting plans to develop a rostering tool to help care managers in handling complex staff schedules.

Other news has seen 22 NHS trusts receive funding for sickle cell technology in South East London, with  devices designed to automate red blood cell exchanges set to be distributed by South East London ICS; and in February we reported that the Department of Health and Social Care announced the launch of £10 million in funding to support eight selected health tech companies in bringing innovative solutions to market, including a device to identify liver cancer tumours and a portable blood test to identify stroke patients.

We covered the government’s long-term growth budget, including funding for NHS digital transformation, here.