Digital-health management company Healthera has been awarded funding as part of NHS England’s £4.3 million investment initiative in new technologies that can help ease pressure on urgent and emergency care services.
To help take its product to the next stage of development, Healthera will receive up to £1 million in financial backing from SBRI Healthcare. The Healthera app helps patients manage their medication. The app tracks patients’ medications and allows them to share their information with a GP. It also includes a smart medicine diary that automatically schedules pharmacy visits.
Healthera has the potential to reduce A&E admission by helping patients improve their medical adherence, facilitating automatic intervention and professional advice.
The company demonstrated the app’s value and technical feasibility to a panel of experts looking for game-changing technologies with the highest potential value to patients and the health service.
Jin Dai, VP of Product at Healthera said: “With as little as 16% of people taking prescribed medicine correctly, a solution was needed for medication management, and we are confident that Healthera is leading a new era of connected digital health.”
Quintus Liu, CEO said: “Our latest funding award from the NHS England initiative, in recognition of our potential to reduce A&E pressures, will help fast-track our move to market; Healthera is one to watch in 2017!”