—–September 2018 to December 2019
Our first aim is to build upon best practice and identify, develop and learn new processes, practices, knowledge and skills to develop new and improved products and services that will benefit the Digital Innovation Hub programme. The exemplar innovation projects are therefore designed to inform the full Digital Innovation Hub programme design and specification.
Health Data Research UK is leading exemplar projects that will establish “confidence in concept” of the Digital Innovation Hub Programme technology solutions, and proof of readiness for industry use cases.
The call for projects was announced on 10 October 2018 and was led by the MRC and applications were reviewed by an Independent Expert Review Panel in December 2018.
Improving outcomes and reducing hospital admissions of 1,000 people with heart failure in Greater Manchester by using data from implantable devices already used to treat patients to detect earlier signs of deterioration – led by Health Innovation Manchester
Academic/NHS partners: University of Manchester, Manchester Heart Centre, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, NHS Digital Academy
Industry partners: Medtronic, North West eHealth
Improving outcomes for patients with epilepsy and reducing unnecessary admissions to A&E by connecting data from GPs, hospitals and ambulance services and making this available to paramedics and A&E staff when they are called to patients requiring urgent care – led by the University of Liverpool
Academic/NHS partners: University of Liverpool, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Walton Centre NHS Trust, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Industry partners: Forcare
Using data from over 80,000 prostate cancer patients across the world to understand features that makes the cancer aggressive, to optimise treatment pathways and avoid overtreatment for less aggressive cancers – led by Oxford University
Lead organisation: University of Oxford – Freddie Hamdy
Industry partners: Databiology
Transforming understanding and improving diagnosis of rare diseases by combining NHS and research data – led by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Academic/NHS partners: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Eastern AHSN, Cambridge University Health Partners, NIHR BioResource, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, University of Cambridge, Public Health England – National Disease registries, HDR UK Cambridge, Wellcome Sanger Institute, rare diseases patient representative.
Industry partners: Privitar and AIMES with support from Microsoft Research, Healx, Mendelian
Establishing a regional network of linked de-identified datasets of GP, hospital and research records that protects patient privacy and confidentiality and tests how this approach could work nationally – led by University of Leicester
Academic/NHS partners: University of Leicester, Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group and health care integration, University of Nottingham, University of Warwick, University Hospital Birmingham, NHS Leicestershire Health Informatics Service
Industry partners: Privitar
Evaluating the impact of ‘Streams’; a digital app that gives doctors and nurses real time clinical information via their smartphones – led by the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI), Imperial College London
Academic/NHS partners: Imperial College Hospitals NHS Trust, Imperial College London
Industry partners: Deepmind
Using hospital activity data to identify patients who may be suitable for large-scale clinical trials and increasing opportunities for volunteers to join major studies into new, life-saving innovations – led by Oxford University
Academic/NHS partners: NIHR BRC, University of Oxford, NHS Digital
Industry partners: North West Ehealth Ltd, Aire Logic Ltd
Improving children’s health by making better use of de-identified clinical data for research and use of technology that enables the safe handling of this data – led by Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust and UCL
Academic/NHS partners: Great Ormond Street Hospital, GOSH DRIVE (Unit within GOSH)
Industry partners: Aridhia
Creating a map that will enable researchers to find and explore different datasets in localities across the UK and explore how to link these for large scale research – led by the University of Edinburgh
Academic/NHS partners: University of Edinburgh, University of Strathclyde, University of Glasgow, University of Aberdeen, University of St Andrews, University of Glasgow, NHS Education for Scotland Digital Platform, University of Dundee, NHS National Services Scotland
Industry partners: Microsoft Research, Platinum Informatics
Developing a technology solution that enables patients with rare, genetic eye disease to access their own, connected data from multiple locations that helps improve care and research – led by Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Academic/NHS partners: UCL
Industry partners: Loft Digital
Projects will commence in February 2019 and must complete before the end of 2019.
—–Independent Expert Review Panel
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