Launch of the Digital Innovation Hub for Home Hospitalisation

22 June 2022

The Digital Innovation Hub for Home Hospitalisation has been established to help promote knowledge sharing, collaboration and innovation for all aspects of Home Hospitalisation, the original concept of an innovation hub was an objective of the Interreg NWE CHANCE project which brought together a number of SMEs, Hospitals and Universities to develop a Home Hospitalisation Platform to support Heart Failure.

The “Innovation Hub”  has been initially developed to support innovation for patients suffering long term heart conditions, but will be expanded to encompass other conditions such as COPD and Diabetes and link with other Health Innovation Hubs in Europe to provide network specifically designed to promote innovation and collaboration for all aspects of “Home Hospitalisation”.

Through this Innovation Hub we will reach out to all stakeholders (hospitals, technology partners, government, insurers, patients, etc) and share expertise and lessons learned, making new partnerships, integrating and extending the technology platform and moving forward to high-quality home hospitalisation strategies supported by the most innovative technology.

It is envisaged that the Innovation Hub will provide a rich source of quality content that will be produced by the initial NWE CHANCE projects and be curated and promoted by the Hub management team. The aspiration for the Innovation Hub is that it will become a “Centre of Excellence” for all things associated with “Home Hospitalisation” and will develop over time to become self-sustaining through collaboration with health & care providers, industry partners, insurers, academia and SMEs.

Discover more about the Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre:

The Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre is a national resource, funded by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council. A world-leading collaboration between The Glasgow School of Art and the University of Strathclyde, its focus is innovation in digital health and care helping the people of Scotland live longer, healthier lives while providing sustainable and inclusive growth for our economy. This activity includes attracting inward investment and trade missions with Scottish businesses.

We collaborate, co-design and transform great ideas into real solutions that have benefits to the system and Scotland’s citizens. We have several key assets open to our partners including our DHI Exchange, that provides access to open architecture to quickly prove data integration. This can often lead to the opportunity to gain access to a variety of Real-World Environments and living lab testbeds.

We work extensively with the Scottish Government, NHS, Local Government, Academic Institutions, Commercial organisations (SMEs through to Enterprise-level organisations) and our Citizens, who are at the heart of what we do and why we do it. We have a proven track record on the delivery of next-generation digital services focussed on empowering citizens to make better health and wellbeing choices, accessing services on their own terms and delivering more of their own care.

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