Former Science Minister Lord Drayson has developed a data-driven model that helps put value back into the NHS

the results have been encourag- ing. A survey by YouGov found that more than three quarters of the public support analysis of anonymised NHS patient data by medical researchers. However, just 13 per cent of respondents to the poll said that they would trust multinational tech companies to handle their health data in a confidential manner, while 69 per cent raised concerns about it being analysed in countries with different laws governing data security. So far, Sensyne Health has

developed five core AI-based products, which have all been put through the paces of clinical trials. SEND uses algorithms to trigger early warning notifica- tions to clinicians when hospital patients beging to show signs of deterioration; GDm-Health is a prescribed digital therapeutic for the management of gestational diabetes at home; EDGE is for the self-management of chronic obstructive pulmonary dis- ease; CleanSpace helps monitor personal exposure to air pollu- tion, and its links to disease; and

Support-HF helps patients with heart failure to better manage their care. All of the products are supported by user-friendly mobile and tablet-based apps, are able to develop unique profiles of the users, and in turn that data can be remotely overseen by clinicians, with clinical markers flagged up by the underpinning algorithms which can then start to predict any early warning signs in the patient’s health. “I really believe through my

experience as an engineer and through my experience in gov-

ernment that it’s possible to use modern technology, within ethi- cal frameworks, which will sup- port clinicians, help patients self- manage their care more at home and improve outcomes over the long-term,” says Drayson. “If it is led by the clinicians, the doctors and nurses who are working with the programme, then that means working locally. Tat’s why we’re here in Glasgow because we want to develop those partnerships here and to invest in the develop- ment of these programmes here in Scotland.” l

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