Press release: Edge Health joins cohort 4 of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator

September 8, 2019 • Reading time 2 minutes

Press release: Edge Health joins cohort 4 of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator

Edge Health is proud to announce that it joins cohort 4 of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme. The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator is a programme aimed at speeding up the development and scaling of digital innovations across health and care and pioneer their adoption by the NHS.

Across England, over 5 million people are waiting for an operation – almost as many people as there are in London. At the same time, hospital operating theatres often go unused due to poor scheduling. The complexity of modern scheduling requirements is not being met by the systems currently available in hospitals.

SpaceFinder is a software developed by Edge Health that uses advanced analytics to accurately predict operating times and propose optimal operating lists tailored to local conditions. These lists take account of all available information so that valuable theatre operating time is used effectively every day.

South Tees NHS Foundation Trust implemented SpaceFinder to put more activity into its core operating time. This allowed it to turn off weekend working. As well as being safer for patients, less frustrating for staff, it helped save £3 million. This innovative use of technology was well received by the CQC as “outstanding practice”.

Through DigitalHealth.London, Edge Health is looking to sped up the development and roll-out of SpaceFinder so that no patient ever must sit on a waiting list longer than needed.

Learn more about SpaceFinder here:

Or contact Edge Health direct here: [email protected]

Edge Health

Edge Health are a specialist UK healthcare analytics consultancy that use data and insights to improve the delivery of health and care services, so that better outcomes can be delivered more efficiently.