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computerJune 20 2016

The NHS is to provide an “explicit national reimbursement route” for new medical technology innovations.

The new programme “will accelerate uptake of new medtech devices and apps for patients with diabetes, heart conditions, asthma, sleep disorders, and other chronic health conditions, and many other areas such as infertility and pregnancy, obesity reduction and weight management, and common mental health disorders.”

NHS England’s Chief Executive Simon Stevens announced the initiative at the NHS Confederation Conference last week. In addition, he said there will be a new round of recruitment to the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) programme. This is intended to support developers with ‘tried-and-tested’ innovations to spread them further and faster across the health service.

Among the examples given of innovations supported by the NIA programme which could become routinely commissioned in the NHS were:

• MyCOPD – an app which allows patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) to self-manage their condition on their phone or tablet.
• AliveCor–a mobile heart monitor that instantly captures electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings, allowing the user to detect, monitor and manage heart arrhythmias.

NHS England said that during the first year of the NIA programme, innovations were rolled out to 68 hospitals, benefitting over 3 million patients.

Link:

NHS England announcement

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