Under the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) scheme, commercial companies work closely with the Trusts in order to find new solutions to health and social care problems. During 2018/19 a number of phase 2 projects commenced and MOIC were involved in in the following areas:
- SBRI Home considered enhanced domiciliary care. NHSCT/MOIC worked with PillPacPlus Limited on a project considering use of mobile technology in the home care setting. Under this project an app for homecare workers was developed and tested. The app takes information from hospital and community pharmacy settings and aims to improve information available to the homecare worker, thereby optimising client care.
- Under SBRI Fast, NHSCT/MOIC worked with Healthcare Analytics on a project to develop a system to optimise use of hospital pharmacy staff skill-mix. The developed system helps to ensure that pharmacy staff are directed to where their skills are needed most to improve patient care.