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HTC wins innovation award from The Health Foundation for wireless monitoring patch trial

The HTC has been selected by The Health Foundation, an independent health care charity, to be part of its £1.5 million innovation programme, Innovating for Improvement.

The third round of the Innovating for Improvement programme is supporting twenty health care projects in the UK with the aim of improving health care delivery and/or the way people manage their own health care by testing and developing innovative ideas and approaches and putting them into practice.

The HTC’s project – which is a trial of the SensiumVitals® wireless monitoring patch –  is currently underway at St. James’s Hospital, Leeds. Please follow this link for more information about the trial.

Sarah Henderson, Associate Director from the Health Foundation said, “We are very excited to be working with such a high-calibre of teams, who all have great innovative ideas. As an organisation we are keen to support innovation at the frontline across all sectors of health and care services, and I am pleased that we will be able to support these ambitious teams to develop and test their ideas over the next year.”

“Our aim is to promote the effectiveness and impact of the teams’ innovations and show how they have succeeded in improving the quality of healthcare, with the intention of these being widely adopted across the UK.”

The programme will run for fifteen months and each project will receive up to £75,000 of funding to support the implementation and evaluation.