AHSN Digital Health Accelerator programme selects Woundworks inSight® digital health solution
A new NHS digital health accelerator launched today, as part of the large push to rapidly increase the speed of digital health products take up in the NHS.
The East Midlands Digital Health Accelerator works alongside selected start-ups and SMEs each year, providing support for them to develop and deploy solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the NHS.
The Digital Health Accelerator is run by the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN), the innovation arm of the NHS in the East Midlands. One of a network of 15 AHSNs around the country, the EMAHSN helps to develop collaboration across all sectors involved in healthcare – the NHS, social care and public health, universities, third sector and industry – to identify, test and spread ways to drive NHS transformation.
The Digital Health Accelerator programme will give Woundworks specialist advice and training, one-to-one support, ‘meet the experts’ sessions, and opportunities to showcase their products with NHS decision-makers and influencers.
Woundworks – (www.woundworks.com) is the European representative and key partner in the development of inSight®, a wound management solution developed by eKare Inc.
Woundworks inSight® enables significantly more accurate, consistent wound assessments and supports clinical decision making across all wound areas. Users can obtain 2D/3D wound measurements and tissue classification in seconds at the point of care, without touching the wound.
Data storage is cloud-based. Information can be viewed by logging in from any internet-enabled device. This facilitates telehealth, virtual MDT meetings, a movement of routine wound assessment from acute to community and rapid escalation/de-escalation of patients as necessary.
Nicholas Brown, Commercial Manager, East Midlands Academic Health Science Network adds:
“We’re delighted to welcome Woundworks alongside other innovators and like-minded businesses across the UK to the digital health ecosystem we’re building. Wound care presents a significant challenge for the NHS and Woundworks is able to demonstrate a proven digital solution with a strong pipeline of future developments we feel has huge potential to help improve how wound care is delivered.’’
Kok van der Meij, CEO, Woundworks adds:
“We are thrilled that Woundworks has been recognised as a digital health innovation by the East Midlands Digital Health Accelerator Program. “The opportunity presented by the program will significantly help us in our goal in navigating the digital landscape within the NHS and gain valuable expertise and support to scale our business.’’
Patrick Cheng, CEO eKare adds;
“Congratulations to Woundworks, our European partners, for being selected as a participant in the AHSN Digital Health Accelerator Program. We are excited to support this NHS initiative and look forward to collaborating with experts in the industry to advance digital wound care.”