Tell us about MyWay Digital Health.
MyWay Digital Health (MWDH) is a University of Dundee spin out company incorporated Jan 2017 with a vision to improve the health of people globally through data-driven affordable technology solutions. My Diabetes MY Way (MDMW), now known as MyWay Diabetes (MWD) is their multi-award winning flagship product; running since 2008 across NHS Scotland, and now being implemented in NHS England through MWDH. MDMW is an online web-based platform (> 60,000 data registrants, over 500,000 website users) giving patients access to multimedia educational resources, institutional (NHS) health records, and integrates with home-recorded data, utilising algorithms and data linkage to drive highly tailored self-management advice and reports. MWD improves health with significant NHS cost savings (ROI> 6:1).
MDMW has won many awards including the European e-health adopters award (2017), the Diabetes UK self-management award (2015) and a UK Quality in Diabetes Care award (2013). MWDH was selected to be part of Digital Health London Accelerator, and NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) Scheme (2017-18), and have been awarded ~£3million in Innovation funding supporting implementation, evaluation and artificial intelligence work. MWDH is now recruiting its 30th employee and is building pipeline globally with a focus on Middle East, India and USA.
When did you start your business?
What's been your biggest highlight
Growing an amazing team of people who are passionate and committed to making a difference in the world
What's been your biggest challenge?
Working in a highly regulated industry and selling to the public sector is really hard work... but can reap rewards if you keep working at it!
Advice for entrepreneurs starting out
Don't give up... resilience is your biggest asset, and look for amazing people to join you or help you on your quest... team is all important!