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Digital Startups set to transform the NHS

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After much anticipation the Leeds based healthcare programme Propel@YH has announced the 14 startups shortlisted to join the turbo-charged digital health programme. Set to be a pioneering scheme, Propel@YH has been commissioned by the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network and mHabitat.

The programme was created for SME’s creating digital innovations with the potential to improve the region’s health service and outcomes. Throughout the application process, organisations had to demonstrate their solutions and have an existing or budding presence within Yorkshire.

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The first round of the programme hopes to help the startups navigate the complex healthcare landscape more easily and therefore build a tailored NHS business case. The scheme will help each startup flourish into unique digital services that revolutionise the advisory, guidance and supportive sectors of the NHS.

Whilst there are 14 shortlisted organisations this will be whittled down to a final successful six. In the meantime here are the pioneering 14 startups shortlisted:


A digital platform that provides content specific to each patients needs and connects community health services to users.

Digibete Global Limited

A digital platform created for patients with Type 1 Diabetes which aims at improving self-management for the effects of the conditions.


A 3D visual learning tool that created aids dentistry through augmented reality and animation.


An on-demand mental-health support tool that uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to help patients.


A digital platform that supports internal communications in organisations.

Healthcare Engineering

A patient-driven digital triage system.


A digital pathology image analysis system that uses artificial intelligence.  


A web portal and integrated app that uses machine learning to improve the management of chronic diseases.

Kemuri Limited

A remote well-being monitor utilising the Sigfox ‘internet of things’ network.


A diabetes management system that combines artificial intelligence, smart patch administration and glucose sensors.


Remote consultation stations and services in a range of pharmacies.

Modality Systems

A virtual consultation service to connect healthcare professionals.

Restart Consulting

A virtual patient record system that uses a multi-directional open interoperability platform.

Scaled Insights

A behavioural artificial intelligence tool that utilises written and spoken language.

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