NHS-Israel collaboration to deliver cutting-edge tech to improve mental health

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NHS-Israel collaboration to deliver cutting-edge tech to improve mental health

Partnership with a digital health company to tackle mental health issues exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

NHS workers come outside during nationwide Clap for Carers NHS initiative
NHS workers come outside during nationwide Clap for Carers NHS initiative

The NHS has announced a new collaboration with an Israeli digital health company to improve mental health treatment in the UK.

The partnership comes after NHSA’s Parallel Pandemic report found the north of England had been particularly hard hit by mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, with an estimated cost of £2bn.

NHS will now incorporate the Israeli company Taliaz’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) software platform PREDICTIX, which offers “clinical decision support tools and patient management for psychiatrists and GPs.”

The software translates “complex genetic, demographic and clinical patient data into timesaving and cost-saving assessment, management and prescribing support tools for healthcare providers,” according to the NHS.

PREDICTIX have shown impressive results, with 90 percent of patients improving after eight weeks after implementation of the software.

“Taliaz’s innovative solution will deliver real benefit for patients here and shows that there is global interest in investing in the North,” Ben Martyn, Cluster Development Manager at the NHSA said.

Grounded Research Assistant Director, Heather Ricem, said “ We are especially pleased that the collaboration will be putting mental health on the map in this exciting and innovative area of medicine, potentially revolutionising mental health assessment and management.”

Dekel Taliaz, CEO and Co-founder of Taliaz, expressed confidence in the new partnership having the potential to help hundreds of thousands of patients in the RDaSH area and a population of 17 million in the North of England alone. We are looking forward to expanding our efforts in the UK.”

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