London's digital health accelerator programme selects 20 new projects


DigitalHealth.London has announced the latest 20 small and medium sized businesses selected for its digital accelerator programme.

The programme selects digital solutions or services with the highest potential to meet the city’s health and social care challenges.

This the fifth year the event has been running and the NHS delivered programme will see funding matched by the European Regional Development Fund.

This year’s digital projects include patient self-management tools, femtech, digitised NHS process, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

Organisers said this year’s entrants have the highest potential to meet London’s NHS and social care challenges.

A collaborative programme delivered by MedCity and London’s three Academic Health Science Networks – UCL Partners, Imperial College Health Partners and the Health Innovation Network.

The selected projects include ART Healthcare Software, which has developed software enabling efficient processing of patient referrals.

VUI Diagnostics has developed a plug and play retinal screening device and companion software for simple, affordable and accurate retinal screening.

Concentric Health has been selected with its consent app with remote functionality and Bleepa, which has a medical imaging tool enabling clinicians to view and discuss cases with the touch of a button.

Another selection is Peppy Health, an app providing support through life’s transitions, such as becoming a parent, going through the menopause, or going through a fertility journey.

Odin Vision and its AI-enabled applications for endoscopy is another successful entrant along with Phlo Digital Pharmacy, a rapid on-demand same-day pharmacy delivery service.

The accelerator team will work with the selected projects over the next year, giving bespoke support and advice.

They will also get to attend workshops and events allowing them to network with NHS organisations.

Tara Donnelly, chief digital officer at NHSX, said: “The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator is part of a digital revolution in the NHS that continues rapidly to develop, and we will continue to support innovative organisations delivering ground-breaking work.

“This programme has established itself as an important player in supporting the NHS and social care to make the most of the opportunities digital healthtech offers.”