Seven NHS and industry partnerships are testing combinatorial innovations in real-world settings, under the Test Beds Programme.
Frontline health and care workers in seven areas will pioneer and evaluate the use of novel combinations of interconnected devices such as wearable monitors, data analysis and ways of working which will help patients stay well and monitor their conditions themselves at home.
Successful innovations will then be available for other parts of the country to adopt and adapt to the particular needs of their local populations.
The aim is to improve patient outcomes and experience of care, at the same or lower cost than current practice, whilst supporting economic growth.
Read the report ‘Test Bed programme’s story so far’ and find out how the Test Beds are tackling clinical challenges such as dementia, diabetes and mental health through technology including algorithms, sensors and the Internet of ThingsTest