Manchester Academic Health Science Centre is working with Hitachi on a proof-of-concept study harnessing novel informatics capabilities to enhance a lifestyle improvement programme for diabetes care.
An ageing population and an increase in lifestyle-related illnesses – including diabetes – is a growing challenge to the NHS. The tendency for healthcare organisations to respond reactively rather than proactively to such issues increases this burden. By focusing on a preventative approach, healthcare problems can then be tackled at the earliest opportunity – saving lives and saving money.
The pilot trial is part of a much larger programme of work between MAHSC and Hitachi initiated in April 2013 and has already resulted in the launch of Hitachi’s European Big Data Laboratory in the city in October last year. The Laboratory aims to create technologies in response to global needs.
We believe the innovations developed in Greater Manchester with Hitachi will bring benefit to the rest of the North, as well as nationally and internationally.