Six tech start-ups have been selected to be part of Yorkshire and Humber’s first digital health accelerator.

The Leeds-based programme, commissioned by the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), aims to help the start-ups build an NHS-relevant business case.

The accelerator, Propel@YH, was launched in January in partnership with mHabitat.

The six start-ups bring innovation to market in diabetes management and support; digital patient triage; digital pathology; remote consultation in pharmacies and NHS centres; and application of AI to personalise patient treatment paths.

They are:

  • DigiBete
  • Healthcare Engineering
  • HeteroGenius
  • Medicsen
  • Medicspot
  • Scaled Insights

Neville Young, director of enterprise and innovation for the Yorkshire and Humber AHSN, said: “They’re about to embark on a six-month programme of masterclasses, surgeries and events focused on accelerating company growth and increasing their market presence.

“Core to this is developing a patient-centred, co-designed approach to their digital solutions with input from expert partner organisations and patient representatives.”

The accelerator programmes are run by the AHSNs, which was established by NHS England in 2013 to spread innovation.

Each AHSN works across a distinct geography serving a different population in each region.

Schemes have also been set up in London, Manchester, the South West, East Midlands, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.