NHS look towards digital health innovation for solutions
“mHealth will save the NHS”
Mobile healthcare (mHealth) organisation Now Healthcare Group is one step closer to easing the burden on the NHS after being chosen to be part of the new ‘DigitalHealth.London Accelerator’ programme.
The company was behind the innovative Dr Now and Now GP smartphone apps and joins an elite list of businesses looking to benefit from better engagement with the NHS and the wider health sector.
The aim of the year-long Accelerator scheme is to aid products and companies that will be able to help the NHS, by exploring new opportunities and supporting the development of new solutions and is offered to the highest potential digital health start-ups and businesses. It provides tailored support to the specific needs of each business to allow them to develop their products and create real solutions to some of the most pressing challenges faced by the NHS.
As one of the leaders in the ever growing European mHealth industry, Now Healthcare Group aims to make healthcare more accessible and convenient for people through technology and innovation.
The Now GP and Dr Now smartphone apps currently serve a customer base of over one million users, connecting patients to qualified UK-based GPs via video call, with doctors able to diagnose, advise and even arrange for medicines to be delivered straight to a patient’s home or office.
The service has already been proven to work globally, and has been utilised by companies such as Thomas Cook to provide convenient healthcare to its travel insurance customers whilst they are on holiday.
As the NHS continues to battle problems such as appointment waiting times, staff shortages and funding difficulties, Now Healthcare Group say they remain confident that its mHealth platforms will help to save a system which continues to be pushed towards breaking point.
CTO of Now Healthcare Group, Tim Ng, said: “It’s imperative that the NHS embraces technology and solutions such as our mHealth platforms. Not only will they save the service millions of pounds, more importantly they will provide patients with access to care in the palm of their hand. Our innovative solutions and medicine delivery capabilities will ease the burden on the NHS and significantly reduce pressure on GP surgeries which are becoming increasingly overstretched by primary care concerns.”
Now Healthcare Group Founder and CEO Lee Dentith said: “Now Healthcare Group is thrilled to be part of this exciting new Accelerator scheme for digital health start ups and businesses. We look forward to working closely with the NHS and its partners to pool our resources and establish best practice. Our aim is to enhance and develop innovative mHealth solutions that will be able to make a real difference to our nation’s health service. I remain more confident than ever that mHealth will save the NHS, and we’re delighted to be involved in the programme to help make this dream become a reality.”
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