EMIS Health encourages innovation in health technology

16 Nov 2015

A specialist accelerator for health-focussed tech startups has been launched in Leeds by Dotforge.

The Dotforge Health and Data programme is investing up to £20,000 into 10 companies that use or create data for health applications and are developing products for use by doctors, clinicians, patients and carers.

EMIS Health will be one of a number of leading Yorkshire-based health and technology businesses supporting the initiative.

Emma Cheshire, managing director, CEO and co-founder of Dotforge, said: “We have successfully graduated three programmes during the last two years and we are delighted to expand our reach to offer an accelerator to help new entrepreneurs working developing data driven applications for health.

“Leeds is the perfect place to run this accelerator, as the city is the epicentre for health data in the UK, being the home of the NHS national data resource and base for many of the key patient record providers for the UK.”

Phil Webb, chief technology officer, EMIS Health, said: “As the UK’s leading provider of clinical software and services, EMIS Health is delighted to support this important initiative. It will allow us to extend the scope of our current partner programme, which brings innovative third party products to our customer base, to include work with earlier stage and smaller companies. We are excited about the opportunity to incubate new healthcare technology ideas and to integrate them with our own platform for the wider benefit of the NHS and, ultimately, patients.”

For more information on the initiative visit www.dotforge.com