Improving Hip Fracture Outcomes Using Data

Background Summary

The Hip Fracture challenge has been developed in response to an innovation opportunity being identified as part of the NHS Lothian Orthopaedic Quality Improvement Programme at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh (RIE).

This innovation opportunity arises from the need to understand how to better analyse and present hip fracture patients’ data in order to then support clinical decision making that can improve the quality of care and patient outcomes.

Challenge Objectives

To develop a system that gathers routinely collected health data and provides decision support functionalities at key decision points in the hip-fracture care pathway from admission to rehabilitation (i.e. patient triage, prioritisation and optimisation).

Clinical Lead for the Challenge

The Clinical Lead for this innovation challenge is Professor Alasdair MacLullich, and co-Clinical Lead Dr Andrew Hall.  Alasdair is the Head of Department in Geriatric Medicine at the Usher Institute, ERI Ortho-Geriatrician Consultant at NHS Lothian, and Chair of the Scottish Hip Fracture Audit Steering Group. Andrew is a SORT-IT & SHFA Research Fellow and Specialty Registrar for Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery at NHS Lothian, Deputy Chair of the Scottish Hip Fracture Audit (SHFA) Research Group, a Clinical Teaching Fellow at NHS Lothian, and Clinical Tutor Associate at the University of Edinburgh.

Delivery Partners

Health Innovation South East Scotland (HISES), NHS Lothian, University of Edinburgh and The DataLoch.

Challenge solvers:

Red Star AI Ltd

Lightweight Integration Ltd

Open Medical Ltd

Outputs Expected

  •  Optimise the complex care pathway for hip fracture patients according to national care standards.
  •  Deliver a more personalized care pathway that will translate in better outcomes for hip fracture patients.
  • More effective resource utilization.

Strategic Priority Area

  • Improve healthy living and well-being.
  • Deliver proactive care.
  • To improve the provision of integrated care – both planned and unplanned.

SBRI Key Dates

  • Competition published via Innovate UK: 7th December 2020
  • Competition opens: 1st February 2021
  • Applicant briefing event: 17th February 2021
  • Competition closes: 11am on the 31st March 2021
  • Phase 1 start date: 17th June 2021

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Funding Partners

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by the Chief Scientists Office (CSO) in Scottish Government and hosted by Health Innovation South East Scotland.

This competition is now closed