Maldaba Digital Health.London Accelerator Press Release
Release Date: 07-09-2017
Maldaba announced in cohort 2 of Digital Health.London Accelerator
Maldaba are delighted to announce we are now part of the Digital Health.London Accelerator. We are one of the companies in cohort 2 of the Accelerator, which was announced on September the 7th, 2017.
Maldaba were selected as one of the successful 30 out of 127 applications, because of our project My Health Guide, providing service change and digital technology to empower people with learning disabilities to be more in control of their healthcare.
My Health Guide has already had a striking impact at Humber NHS Trust, who provided invaluable input during the project’s creation and are the first NHS Trust to use My Health Guide, signing-up to a 3-year contract to embed My Health Guide in Humber Trust’s service deliver for people with learning disabilities. Our analysis of data from our 12 month trial with Humber Trust and 200 service users demonstrates high rates of user satisfaction (more than 80%) combined with a reduction in service utilisation of 30%.
As a London-based company, founded and run by two born-and-bred Londoners, Maldaba are excited about our inclusion in the Digital Health.London Accelerator and the opportunities this year will provide to increase uptake of our technology in the London region.
Lorenzo Gordon, one of Maldaba’s founding directors, said “Our inclusion in the Digital Health.London Accelerator is a welcome validation for the My Health Guide project. We’re very proud of our work with Humber NHS Trust and look forward to working with the NHS in the London area.”
Hannah Harniess, Programme Director, DigitalHealth.London Accelerator comments: “The 21st Century NHS faces unprecedented challenges. Better use of technology is crucial to creating a health system fit for the future and the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme is pioneering in bridging the gap between high-calibre digital health innovations and the health system. We are hugely excited to welcome our second cohort of digital innovations to the programme and look forward to connecting solutions such as Maldaba’s My Health Guide to areas of need within the system for the next year.”
Notes to Editors
Maldaba Ltd. (www.maldaba.co.uk) is a UK-based software company specialising in web and mobile applications for health research. The majority of its business is with public sector and not-for-profit healthcare organisations.
DigitalHealth.London is a partnership, expert in accelerating the adoption of digital innovation by linking health and care organisations with digital health innovators for the benefit of patients and populations. It accelerates the adoption of digital innovations across health and care to improve patient and population outcomes and experience, and supports a sustainable future NHS.
DigitalHealth.London’s expert partnership is made up of London’s three Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) – Imperial College Health Partners, the Health Innovation Network and UCLPartners; MedCity; and NHS England. For more information, please see http://digitalhealth.london/
About Digital Health.London Accelerator
The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator is the first major programme of DigitalHealth.London. The programme is targeted at digital health businesses that would benefit from better engagement with the NHS and the wider health sector, in order to refine and develop products and services that meet the needs of the system.
The year-long programme will be run over three consecutive years, and provides support to around 80 (20 – 30 in each year) small and medium sized businesses. The support, tailored to each business’s specific needs, focuses on engagement with clinicians and healthcare experts, refining products to meet needs, deepening understanding of the health system, showcasing in health facilities and developing business models in order to progress product development and access to the market.
For more information about the programme, please see: http://digitalhealth.london/accelerator/about-the-accelerator/
The DH.LA programme is receiving funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects, which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.