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The first companies have been selected to be the focus of the new Propel@YH Net Zero programme.

The programme has been commissioned by West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and will be delivered by Yorkshire and Humber AHSN. It will provide three companies with a structured course of tailored support and advice on the environmental sustainability of their products.

Three companies have been initially selected as they have green or sustainable innovations that can support the NHS bid to reduce their carbon footprint. The NHS target is zero emissions by 2040.

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Dignio provides an integrated care platform that connects patients and healthcare professionals, Automedi, is a 3D printer and Patients Know Best, is a digital personal health record.

Dignio offers healthcare providers a way to build virtual wards that match a range of patient pathways. The platform helps with monitoring Covid-19 care, long term condition management, mental health conditions and care home support. It disrupts traditional methods of delivering care options while focusing on a more sustainable approach.

Ewa G Truchanowicz, managing director of Dignio UK said: “We are really pleased to have been selected for this innovative project. The Dignio Integrated Care Platform has the potential to radically change healthcare in the UK. Digital solutions, like ours, are not only helping the NHS in reducing costs but also able to help it reach its net-zero target.”

Kathy Scott, deputy chief executive at the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, said: “Innovation is all about change and if we are going to address this massive issue, we need to bring about change in the way we think and operate. The AHSN is perfectly positioned to support the drive for environmental sustainability at every stage and every level and support the development and uptake of innovations that support this crucial agenda.

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