The AHSN Network has supported many innovators to help advance our health and care system. Find out more about successful innovations supported by the NHS.
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Vanguard Medical Device Remanufacturing
Healthcare is a major contributor to the global climate crisis and waste production. There is significant recognition of this across all avenues of healthcare from commissioners to providers and including suppliers. The good news is that there is appetite to change this negative scenario with many people within the sector actively looking to change for the better.
Beringar has developed ground-breaking new technology that provides a comprehensive digital picture of how NHS buildings are being utilised. The system detects both human activity and equipment (location and movement). It also monitors eight different environmental factors to support better human-building interaction.
Oxford AHSN Strategyzer workshops helps companies shape their offering to be in-line with NHS needs
The Oxford AHSN Strategyzer half to one day workshops are run for companies that have a product or innovation and want to explore the viability of their concept for the NHS or want to move into the NHS market.
Unique point of care blood test speeds up clinical decision-making, improves quality of care and reduces costs
A new point of care blood testing device is being introduced into frontline NHS services after an evaluation at three hospitals showed that it reduced A&E waiting times and helped clinicians make quicker decisions and get it right first time.
DrDoctor is a smartphone-based appointment management system, designed to help hospitals transform the way they communicate with patients and reduce DNA rates. Within nine weeks, the overall DNA rate at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital was reduced by 35%.
Hospify is the first clinical messaging app to be made available on the NHS Apps Library. The app provides an NHS-compliant platform for sending and receiving messages. It can be used by clinicians to share patient information.
AMaT by Meantime IT
AMaT (Audit Management and Tracking) by Meantime IT, is a tool which streamlines auditing, improvement and guidance requirements into one simple, easy-to-use system, saving time and money and leading to improvements in care.
Healthcare Communications is a Macclesfieldbased SME that has a range of software solutions for the management of outpatient appointments, including digital outpatient letters, a patient portal and a health messaging service.
Workforce challenges threaten the ability of the health and care system to function. It is estimated the NHS spends £3 billion a year on temporary staffing. Filling vacancies can be a significant drain on NHS organisations’ budgets, as they often use locum staff – either from their own pool of “bank” staff, or from agencies which can cost on average 20% more.