Liverpool digital product innovation agency Nova, which is backed by former Tesco chief Sir Terry Leahy, has formed a partnership with Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and investment manager Deepbridge Capital.
The partnership has resulted in the creation of a new start-up company called Acorn which aims to become a ‘healthcare innovation foundry’, creating and funding digital tools and applications that can improve patient experiences, drive operational efficiency in the NHS and build long term value for investors.
Acorn will utilise all technical platforms, including AI and machine learning and its products will then be commercially available to other NHS Trusts and healthcare delivery systems around the world.
This start-up collaboration is said to be the first of its kind in the UK and is co-located at Alder Hey.
Nova chief medical officer Jing Ouyang said: “Acorn is a fantastic opportunity for clinicians to co-create digital solutions to problems they face in their clinical work lives. I hope to work directly with clinicians on the front line to bring their digital health ideas to reality.”Read More On www.insidermedia.com