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MyWay Digital Health (MWDH) is a University of Dundee spin out. MyWay Diabetes (MWD) their flagship product, developed with NHS Scotland, is the only self-management platform globally to be scaled across an entire country ( >500,000 web users, >65,000 data registrants). MyDiabetes Clinical is a complementary clinician platform supporting individual/ population evidence-based management/ decision support, risk profiling and analytics. MWDH is NHS Innovation Accelerator Alumni, has won Digital Leaders impact award (2021) European ehealth adopters award (2017), DiabetesUK QiC self-management award (2015).
Whose Shoes - an innovative approach to coproduction
The ‘Whose Shoes?®’ approach, created by Gill Phillips, is an engaging approach to coproduction, used in over 80 NHS trusts, universities and more.
Maintaining diabetes structured education courses across south London
The Health Innovation Network (HIN) has worked with partners across the two south London Integrated care systems (ICS’s) to expand the provision of Diabetes structured education services to include digital and remote options to help manage the condition remotely.
X-PERT Diabetes Digital Programme
This diabetes digital platform, available on smart phones, tablets and computers, includes six sessions on diabetes education. It enables users to understand more about their diabetes using visually engaging content delivered through animated videos, quizzes, games and interactive goal setting. It also includes inbuilt tracking functions and access to a user forum. Users are supported to set realistic and achievable goals, and have access to help from a trained health coach.
CamAPS FX is an artificial pancreas app which aims to help manage glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes, aged one year and older, using a hybrid closed-loop approach. The user has the option of easing off or boosting therapy as physiological demands require, such as during exercise. The app runs on a standard Android smartphone and feeds data to the cloud so that health care professionals and loved ones including parents can see their children’s levels at any time on their phones. Developed by CamDiab at the University of Cambridge trials have shown a significant increase in glucose time in range and improved quality of life, as well as a reduction in time spent in hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia. An Eastern AHSN commissioned health economic assessment also demonstrated a potential cost saving of £3.2m per year for healthcare in the UK. We are now supporting the roll out of this innovation across the NHS. Visit the CamDiab website now.
PAD and PAWS: Peripheral Arterial Disease and Prevention, Assessment, Wound management, Self-care
This service improvement programme aims to enable primary care staff to improve lower limb vascular assessments in patients with leg ulcers to allow appropriate treatment to start earlier.
Youth Empowerment Skills (YES) for teenagers with Type 1 diabetes
Guy’s and St Thomas’ YES programme gives 14-19 year-olds in south London the support they need to live with Type 1 diabetes. Participants meet other young people with Type 1 diabetes, building confidence and developing a peer support network. Learn how the Health Innovation Network (HIN) supported the programme to scale up from one London borough to twelve.
Gendius developed product Intellin® is an intelligent diabetes management platform that uses clinical data to predict the trajectory of an individual's diabetes and helps to mitigate progression through smart tips. Powered by sophisticated AI algorithms, Intellin® is changing the way diabetes is managed. The Intellin® App is today the fastest downloaded diabetes app in the world.
Pando is a communications platform for healthcare professionals, created by NHS doctors which helps NHS workers exchange patient information, make clinical decisions, manage their workload, and making collaboration easy, fast and secure. Pando saves healthcare professionals more than 40 minutes per shift and improves satisfaction at work, while saving NHS Trusts £6.9m over a 5-year term.
Sweatcoin incentivises physical activity through a mobile app. It does this by tracking the number of outdoor and indoor steps a person takes and converting these into points, or Sweatcoins, which can be redeemed for products, goods and services
LiveSmart is aimed at companies who are keen to improve the health and wellbeing of their workforce. They provide pathology-based health assessments, digital health data tracking, reporting and behaviour change programmes, alongside 1:1 healthcoaching services led by their medical team to help build a happier, healthier workforce.
Healthy.io is a health-tech company with a mission to improve healthcare outcomes by turning the smartphone into a regulatory approved clinical device. Its first product line, Dip.io, allows patients to do regular urine tests at home using their smartphone cameras and a digital testing kit and measures 10 parameters, indicating a range of infections, chronic illnesses and pregnancy-related complications.