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NHS tech collaboration to improve health

The Yorkshire & Humber AHSN has welcomed the news that Yorkshire based Inhealthcare has signed an agreement with Clinical Commissioning Groups in London to roll out the next generation of digital technologies.

The agreement between Inhealthcare and the North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups will allow the NHS to work more efficiently and cost effectively, by procuring digital services across a population of two million people.

Inhealthcare is a UK leader in digital health and remote patient monitoring and has developed a digital toolkit to help clinical teams build their own digital health services for any area of care at scale, speed and low cost.

The company has worked with clinicians to build a library of more than 50 services to support long-term conditions including heart disease, lung disease, hypertension, diabetes, undernutrition and smoking cessation.

Dr Neville Young, Yorkshire & Humber AHSN’s Director of Enterprise and Innovation, commented: “This is great news for Inhealthcare, our region and the patients this agreement will benefit.

“Inhealthcare is doing some really good work in the digital health sector and I am delighted that the team has secured this latest contract.”

Bryn Sage, Chief Executive of Inhealthcare, said: “Our technology will give people the choice of safe and convenient access to healthcare services, making it easier for clinicians to communicate directly with patients and help to reduce pressure on GP surgeries and outpatient clinics.

“Services will be available to virtually everyone via telephone landline as well as smartphone, tablet and desktop computers.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be working across such a large part of London, this is a major milestone for Inhealthcare.”

Yorkshire & Humber AHSN’s work with Inhealthcare includes the Sheffield City Region’s Perfect Patient Pathway testbed set up in 2016. This testbed aims to bring new benefits to patients with long term conditions through the combination and integration of innovative technologies and pioneering service designs.

This project is led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and involved 29 partners including 15 companies and the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN.