SBRI : Improving Hip Fracture Outcomes Using Data, phase 1

26 January 2021

Organisations can apply for a share of £160,000 inclusive of VAT to develop a solution which will improve quality of care and outcomes for hip fracture patients.

  • Competition opens: Monday 1 February 2021
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 31 March 2021 11:00am

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by the Scottish Government through Health Innovation South East Scotland.

The aim of the competition is to improve outcomes for hip fracture patients by developing a system using routinely collected health data and data-analytics techniques.

The system must optimise complex patient care pathways to deliver hip fracture care according to national care standards.

This is phase 1 of a potential 2-phase competition. A decision to proceed with phase 2 will depend on the outcomes from phase 1 and assessment of a separate application into a subsequent phase 2 competition.

Only successful applicants from phase 1 will be able to apply to take part in phase 2.

Successful applicants will receive funding, as well as guidance from NHS Lothian, University of Edinburgh and access to the DataLoch repository of health data for South East Scotland.

In applying to this phase 1 competition you are entering into a competitive process.

Any adoption and implementation of a solution from this competition would be subject of a separate, possibly competitive, procurement exercise. This competition does not cover the purchase of any solution.This competition closes at 11am UK time on the deadline stated.

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Phase 1 projects can have total costs of up to £15,000, inclusive of VAT.

Date: 17th February

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by the Scottish Government through Health Innovation South East Scotland.

Do you have a mechanism, using natural language processing and other data analytics techniques, that could help us understand and optimise our current hip-fracture care pathway? This briefing event will give you the background information and overall rationale for this challenge announced by Innovate UK and led by Health Innovation South East Scotland (HISES) with the support of the University of Edinburgh.

A data driven solution is needed to improve the outcomes for hip fracture patients in Scotland. This challenge is seeking for digital and data driven partners to work with clinical and informatic experts within NHS Lothian to evaluate hip fracture data and develop a solution that can automatically and accurately extract meaningful data sets from various healthcare systems to support clinical decision making. The overall goal is to develop a generalisable system that can provide accessible, timely and accurate data from routinely collected healthcare information across primary and secondary care. This data-driven solution would then provide clinicians, managers and policymakers with timely access to healthcare information in order to manage/ develop/ improve services and patient care.

Organisations can apply for a share of £160,000 (including VAT) to develop new solutions to facilitate the automatic extraction and analysis of hip fracture data from primary and secondary care, using artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning to facilitate the delivery of hip fracture care according to patient-specific pathways and national care standards.

To register for the event on Wednesday 17th of February 2021 at 2:00 pm please click here

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