October 1, 2023


Healthy Life

CONNECT Care receives funding to unlock NHS medication data

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A drugs tech start-up has been awarded £1m in grant funding from Innovate UK to remodel how medicines are taken.

With the funding CONNECT Care intends to convey new software program to market that it says can ‘digitise the mind of a pharmacist’.

The expertise takes information that’s at the moment siloed in medical data and transforms it into contextualised, personalised info, which will be offered to sufferers, carers and clinicians to allow them to make essential hyperlinks between medicines and their impression on a person’s wider well being.

The safe on-line platform will use a affected person’s NHS quantity to make the data accessible – a nationwide first.

An earlier model of the expertise gained the #CareHackathon at Digital Health Rewired. The newer model of the tech builds on CONNECT Care’s work to digitise medication and create the primary complete, single supply of fact on medicines information for healthcare professionals and sufferers.

Issa Dasu-Patel, CEO of CONNECT Care, stated: “Prescribed medicines are the commonest intervention in healthcare; there are billions of medicines being taken by tens of millions of individuals yearly. However medicines have been excluded from the digital well being revolution.

“We’re becoming a member of the dots and unlocking the huge advantages that higher insights on medicines can convey to sufferers and well being professionals. Utilizing simply an NHS quantity, we are able to create personalised, contextualised insights that may assist individuals keep properly.

“We’re so grateful to obtain this extra Innovate UK backing so we are able to scale this software of our software program and transfer a step nearer in direction of making a single supply of fact for medicines information within the UK.”

The funding from Innovate UK was awarded in two phases. In late 2022 CONNECT Care acquired an funding of £615,000, adopted by an extra £495,000 extra lately.

The corporate’s expertise will assist to ship medication insights that may assist scale back further well being problems. For instance, it will possibly assist decide if a brand new prescription could improve a affected person’s probability of falling, or if a sure mixture of medication can result in dehydration.

The funding CONNECT Care has acquired from Innovate UK will play its half in serving to to digitise the well being sector, which was the primary goal of the digital well being and social care plan launched final 12 months.

The plan revealed that £2 billion has been allotted to assist convey the well being system into the twenty first century.

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