15 December 2014
Helicon Health is partnering with InHealthCare to deliver a step change in cardiac services in the NHS – making it easier for clinicians to monitor at-risk patients and prevent thousands of strokes.
Helicon Health – a UCL spin-out led by leading cardiologist Professor David Patterson – has joined forces with digital healthcare specialist Inhealthcare to integrate its HeliconHeart service with GP clinical systems across the UK – making it available to hundreds of thousands of NHS patients.
HeliconHeart combines clinical management software with clinician and patient education – allowing clinicians to manage patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) in the community instead of hospital, and enabling patients to self-monitor. Research has shown the unique service could help prevent stroke in at-risk patients. HeliconHeart is compliant with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines on anticoagulation and self-monitoring, and cited as a learning exemplar in NICE’s guidelines for atrial fibrillation.
- Inhealthcare is part of the highly successful InTechnology plc group, which has over 30 years’ history of successfully providing innovative services and has been working with the NHS for the past 10 years.
- Inhealthcare specialises in building integrated digital care pathways for the NHS that support a wide range of applications. Launched in 2012, the company provides tools for clinicians that allow them to reduce costs and create new digital care models that empower patients through innovative self-management in anticoagulation, nutrition, intermediate care, wound management, respiratory disorders, cardiology, pain management and many others. It has invested ￡5m in building a clinical integration system, the platform for its digital health services. N3-hosted, it integrates with Spine and any other clinical systems.
About Helicon Health
- Helicon Health is the only UK provider of comprehensive patient-centred, blended learning for clinicians AND the patient/carer. The company’s innovative, blended-learning CPD course for stroke prevention is the result of over a decade’s work.
- Helicon Health was spun out UCL in 2012, with the support of UCL Business PLC and Whittington Health. The web software at the core of HeliconHeart was originally developed by CHIME (Centre for Health Informatics and Multi-professional Education) at UCL. It was tested in clinical practice and its features have been refined over 15 years.
UCL Business PLC (UCLB) is a leading technology transfer company that supports and commercialises research and innovations arising from UCL, one of the UK’s top research-led universities. UCLB has a successful track record and a strong reputation for identifying and protecting promising new technologies and innovations from UCL academics. UCLB has a strong track record in commercialising medical technologies and provides technology transfer services to UCL’s associated hospitals; University College London Hospitals, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the Royal Free London Hospital. It invests directly in development projects to maximise the potential of the research and manages the commercialisation process of technologies from laboratory to market.