Advanced Digital Innovation, a Yorkshire, UK-based healthtech company, raised £2m in funding.
Backers included NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, the UK government’s Future Fund, and the company’s Chair and founder Bob Gomersall.
The company intends to use the funds to to enhance the product and expand the use of the app.
Led by John Eaglesham, CEO, Advanced Digital Innovation provides an app, MyPathway, that helps patients communicate with clinicians remotely. It removes the need for appointment letters and calls, allowing patients to agree care plans with clinicians, who can then monitor their progress and receive feedback.
Over 55,000 patients are now signed up to the system, which is already used in hospitals in Sheffield, the North West and Essex, and most recently has been adopted in Leeds. The company, which has completed a successful initial trial in Northern Ireland, currently employs 15 staff. It is planning to create 20 new jobs at its headquarters in Saltaire in the next 12 months.