Innovation award for Leeds researchers
A team of Leeds researchers led by Dr Philip Holland has won the Medipex-NHS Innovation Award 2012 for Software and Telehealth for UpBete, which provides online support for diabetic children.
UpBete is designed to promote self-management of diabetes, community knowledge sharing, and public education and outreach. The UpBete website has received over 1,000 visitors in six months, and an online community has formed. Feedback from users of the site has been extremely positive.
The development of UpBete was initially funded by the Yorkshire and Humber Strategic Health Authority Innovation Fund and was a collaboration between the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, NHS Leeds, the Leeds Institute of Medical Education and MyKnowledgeMap Ltd.
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