NHS’ Salford Royal Trust taps Validic to develop a new model of integrated care


The Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust of the National Health Service (NHS) is teaming-up with Validic, which is known for its health data connectivity platform, to develop a new model of integrated care for the United Kingdom.

The partnership will enable the integration of patient-generated health data from in-home medical devices, wearables and consumer health apps into the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Also, the data collected will be aggregated into a database, in which clinicians and researchers can use to identify trends, correlations, and causations. For example, researchers will be able to correlate sleep and heart rate data to identify new care methods for weight and diabetes management — enabling patients greater control to self-manage their condition and offering physicians insight into how a patient’s lifestyle impacts their health and disease state. Long term, this partnership will enable the Trust to bring in the full spectrum of clinical, fitness, biometric, lab, and lifestyle data available via Validic’s 400 device and application connections.

“Salford Royal is making personal health data actionable and valuable to both providers and patients by enabling access to the needed insights and context,” Validic CEO Drew Schiller said in a statement. “By placing a focus on preventative and personalized care, Salford Royal is pioneering how data are used to improve the affordability and accessibility of healthcare.”

Salford Royal, which is a collection of health systems representing the western part of Manchester, has received £10M to pioneer innovative and re-vamped approaches to digital services, with a heavy emphasis on remote services, which could save 25 million clinic visits by people who are on stroke management. That frees not only patient time, but also care team resources.