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Call for Innovation Proposals - Diabetes

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Grace Arnell - Digital Health & Care Institute

For the December 2014 call, the DHI seeks only innovative ideas relating to diabetes that capitalise on and increase the value of existing self-management, diagnostic and communication technologies. Proposals should focus on enhancing the structures that support the management of diabetes by enhancing communication, maximizing the value of care data, and designing ways of engaging and motivating longer term user engagement. More information regarding the focus of the call can be found at the foot of this announcement.

This is a great opportunity for everyone willing to be part of the Digital Health innovation community to submit a proposal that presents an idea, challenge, solution or opportunity that could potentially become a DHI Project.

Those interested in developing a project with the DHI will be asked to submit an application form to projects@dhi-scotland.com

Successful projects will benefit from DHI expertise as well as in kind contributions from enabling partners across all sectors. Applications, where appropriate, may also receive DHI funding for the academic costs of participation.

We encourage applications from multi sector teams (Academic, Business and Civic perspectives) as these tend to demonstrate the innovation and industry-led impact at the heart of the DHI values. However, as explained in the application form, only one team member needs to apply on behalf of the whole team.

Please refer to the DHI Calls for Innovation Proposals Guidance for Applicants - December 2014 document for more details on how to respond to this call.

Please note that when applying to the call, you will need to provide your membership number.

The DHI is pleased to launch the fourth ‘Call for Innovation Proposals’.
 
The DHI is pleased to launch the fourth ‘Call for Innovation Proposals’.


Evolving the Digital Diabetes Landscape

The Challenge - Those involved in diabetes care include the individual, the carer, broader social groups, and public services at multiple levels. However, as with many condition groups, flow of information and decision-making is often disjointed with poor communication between these players. The result of this is that while shorter, focused interventions are effective, it is difficult to secure either proactive or longer-term interest in managing the condition.


Current Capability - Attention to date has been focused on the following capabilities in support of improved professional and personal management of diabetes:
• Data capture - clinical data, test results, diagnostics, demographics
• Data use - decision support (linked to guidance, evidence, protocols), care planning & data management / analytics


What is Missing? - While many projects, products and services exist to offer the current capability above, they tend to only offer segments of what could be a more strategic, holistic offering - one that is consistent across care settings and players. However the ‘gel’ that binds these capabilities together is often not available to any given organisation – it is a system challenge. Those missing ‘gel’ elements include:
• Proof of concept around common data architecture and flow of information between numerous players in multiple organisations
• Applied analytics to help focus and prioritise the right capability for the right need, at the right time and in the right place.
• An understanding of technology consumption, adoption and consumer trends / marketing and how this can be applied to long term condition management.


Call Focus - The DHI seeks innovative ideas relating to diabetes that capitalise on and increase the value of, existing self-management, diagnostic and communication technologies. Proposals should focus on enhancing the structures that support the management of diabetes by enhancing communication, maximizing the value of care data, and designing ways of engaging and motivating longer term user engagement.

We also advertise opportunities on the Public Contracts Scotland website.