UK-based Outcomes Based Healthcare has secured a £1m match-funded grant from Innovate UK, to lead the drive towards a more personalised, data-driven approach to improving health outcomes in diabetic people.
Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency provided the grant for a ‘Digital Health in a Connected Hospital’ funding call.
The project will help in the creation of a dashboard that will provide insights into disease progression, which will help doctors and patients make better decisions about their health.
Outcomes Based Healthcare is one of the UK’s leading health outcomes advisory and technology companies, and is working on the project along with Big Data Partnership, a data service provider.
The technology will be designed to use large amounts of data for accurately predicting an individual’s outcomes and allow pre-treatment of medical complications.
Founder of Outcomes Based Healthcare Rupert Dunbar-Rees said: "Healthcare systems are cracking under the pressure of ever-growing global health budgets, partly because we’re treating people with drugs and interventions, without being sure exactly who will benefit from any given treatment.
"Applying data science and outcomes insight to healthcare systems can fundamentally disrupt current disease management, allowing greater precision in care delivery and ‘pre-treatment’ rather than simply prevention."
The technology will help patients suffering from diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, eye disease, kidney disease and limb amputations.
Experts, commissioners, hospitals and GPs will develop and test the diabetes prototype by the second quarter of 2016.
Co-founder of Big Data Partnership Mike Merritt-Holmes said: "Huge amounts of real data holds the secrets to many business and social challenges.
"We are thrilled to be able to apply the latest industry thinking and technology to big data from lifestyles, medication, environment and diet to discover a truly innovative way to approach healthcare."