Improving hip fracture outcomes using data

Can you develop a system to better analyse and present hip fracture patients’ data?

What is the open innovation challenge?

The Hip Fracture challenge has been developed in response to the NHS Lothian Orthopaedic Quality Improvement Programme at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh (RIE). Innovative solutions are required that can analyse and present hip fracture patients’ data. This would support clinical decision making and improve the quality of care and patient outcomes.

The objective is to develop a system that gathers routinely collected health data and provides decision support functionalities. This would be used at key decision points in the hip-fracture care pathway from admission to rehabilitation (i.e. patient triage, prioritisation and optimisation).

This could also be used to deliver more personalised care and allow for better use of resources.

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by the Chief Scientists Office (CSO) in Scottish Government and hosted by Health Innovation South East Scotland.


Competition opens: 1 February 2021

Applicant briefing event: 17 February 2021

Competition closes: 11am, 31 March 2021

Phase 1 start date: 2 June 2021

Next steps

Read full details on the Health Innovation website