Holmusk was recently recognized for the third consecutive year in the U.K.’s Digital Health Playbook, which is now available for download, as a top company in Data and Analysis.
Holmusk was recognized for its clinical decision support tool, MaST, which is now implemented within eight NHS Foundation Trusts across the U.K. By providing data visualizations, MaST presents valuable information in an easily accessible format to help mental health providers make decisions about caseload management and resource distribution.
The Playbook is compiled by the U.K.’s Department of International Trade, which evaluates companies based on a number of criteria, including commitment to international expansion, global uniqueness of their innovation, a collaborative workstyle with the department and Healthcare UK, and responsiveness.
Dr. Mike Short, CBE, Chief Scientific Advisor for the Department of International Trade, wrote in a foreword to the Playbook: “Irrespective of the health system, digital and data technologies can make a significant contribution to the deployment of stretched resources, triaging at scale, diagnosing disease accurately and early, coordinating care and enabling patients to manage their own health.”
MaST has made this contribution by helping to distribute resources more effectively, leading to a decrease in inpatient visits and hospitalizations as more patients are able to receive the care they need in the outpatient community setting. This shift has led to an estimated cost savings of £1.7 million, according to an evaluation of the Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust six months after MaST was implemented.
“We thank the Department of International Trade for undertaking this important effort of collecting the amazing work in digital health being done across the U.K., and for the support they have offered as we explore new markets for MaST,” said Caroline Gadd, Managing Director of Holmusk U.K. “We look forward to our continued expansion across the U.K. and beyond as we strive to have an even larger impact on mental health service utilization and care delivery.”