New digital accelerator programme selects Spirit Digital’s solution to help extend care access

New NHS digital health accelerator launched as part of the largest push yet to rapidly increase the adoption of digital health products in the NHS

Spirit Digital and its digital solution, CliniTouch Vie, has been selected for the East Midlands Digital Health Accelerator programme.

The East Midlands accelerator is one of five launching across England, building on the successful DigitalHealthLondon Accelerator.

Our aim is to ensure that thousands of people benefit from the latest technologies to improve their health and that high-potential companies grow faster, supporting economic growth in the area

The schemes are run by the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), the innovation arm of the NHS, and their partners, and launch today in London, Manchester, the South West, East Midlands, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

It is the first time it has operated beyond London, where a successful accelerator has been running for two years, saving in excess of £50m for the NHS

Launched on the 12 September, the East Midlands Digital Health Accelerator programme has been created to speed up the adoption of technology within the NHS and support innovative digital health businesses.

Following its successful application, Spirit Digital's CliniTouch Vie cloud-based platform will be supported through the programme to help tackle the NHS’s most-pressing challenges; relieving high pressure on services and empowering patients with long-term conditions to better manage their health and stay out of hospital.

CE marked and approved by the MHRA; CliniTouch Vie is a healthcare platform that enables patients and healthcare providers to better manage long-term conditions, such as COPD, heart failure and diabetes, from the comfort of the patient’s home.

Installed as a locked-down tablet with integrated 3G for intensive monitoring, education, and empowerment, and with integrated direct messaging and video support; it is proven to increase patient access to care and promote greater clinician-patient collaboration for the 15 million people in the UK diagnosed with long-term conditions.

The device’s dynamic care plans and evidence-based algorithms enable automated triage for healthcare teams and support timely, pro-active intervention.

Proven results indicate improved, sustainable long-term health outcomes for its patients; reducing emergency hospital admissions by up to 67%, and saving NHS resources.

The opportunity presented by the programme will aid us in our goal to design, develop and deliver technology-enabled care services that will make better use of clinical resources, improve costs and empower patients

Through participation in the East Midlands Digital Health Accelerator Programme, Spirit Digital will receive individual support alongside the opportunity to connect with NHS stakeholders, industry investors, patients and other health tech innovators.

The programme also provides inclusion in one-to-one clinics, workshops and training sessions such as a ‘meet the expert’ programme, all of which are delivered by the accelerator and its clinical, topical, and business experts.

Emma-Jane Roberts, managing director at Spirit Digital, said: “We are thrilled that CliniTouch Vie has been recognised as a digital health innovation by the East Midlands Digital Health Accelerator Programme.

“The opportunity presented by the programme will aid us in our goal to design, develop and deliver technology-enabled care services that will make better use of clinical resources, improve costs and empower patients to improve the management of their conditions.”

Nick Brown, commercial manager at the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network, added: “Our aim is to ensure that thousands of people across the East Midlands benefit from the latest technologies to improve their health and that high-potential companies grow faster, supporting economic growth in the area.”

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