Digital North Accelerator Webinars

The Digital North Accelerator programme is a joint project launched by the four northern Academic Health Science Networks – Yorkshire & Humber, Health Innovation Manchester, Innovation Agency North West Coast and North East and North Cumbria.

The programme aims to help digital SMEs increase spread and adoption of their innovations across the whole of the north of England by delivering a range of supporting activity.

Companies were reviewed and assessed using agreed criteria to select those for the programme and of the proposed companies, five have been shortlisted.

These include:

  • IEG4
  • Doc Abode
  • Bruin Biometrics
  • Zilico
  • Cievert

The Digital North Accelerator proposition for SMEs has been formalised and documented, with process and outcome metrics developed and approved. The shortlisted companies have been engaged by an agreed AHSN to invite them to participate in the Digital North Accelerator. We have committed to capturing learnings, sharing insights and delivering our core offer to the selected SMEs.

Each shortlisted company has received the documented Digital North Accelerator “offer” and the nominated AHSN has confirmed its commitment from the shortlisted company to participate in the Digital North Accelerator.

These companies will be showcasing their innovations in a series of thought-provoking webinars allowing the company to be introduced to relevant commissioners and providers across the north, to support scale. The first webinar will take place on Tuesday 3rd March from 1-2pm and will feature IEG4 and its Digital Continuing Healthcare (CHC) Assessments Platform. The CHC Assessment Platform allows digital entry of e-Checklists, e-Assessments and e-Decision Support Toolkit, mirroring NHS England’s National Framework.

In addition to these webinars we have committed to reviewing each company’s business case to support spread by AHSNs who want to spread into their region. This will include a consolidation of latest real-world evidence, case studies, review of value proposition where appropriate and testimonies from existing NHS customers. In addition, case studies will be developed for each company by the AHSN with whom they have worked most closely.

As well as providing these showcasing opportunities, the Digital North Accelerator Programme also includes:

  • Support with business case and value proposition reviews to assist conversations with potential NHS customers across the north.
  • Support with plans to scale up with a pan-northern narrative for adoption and spread
  • Help to develop case studies, demonstrating impact and patient benefit to date
  • Provision of bespoke commissioning materials for presentations to NHS commissioners, procurement and clinical leads
  • Supporting introductions to NHS customers across the four regions in the North

Please see our events page for details of future Digital North Accelerator webinars.