Imosphere’s goal is to enable large-scale health and social care data to be used by all to improve the quality and outcomes of care. We have been developing new technologies that facilitate the use of large-scale health data for over 20 years. We currently work in the UK, the USA and mainland Europe.
We work with providers and commissioners of healthcare, as well as research institutions. We have partnerships with leading academic institutions including UCL, London, King’s College, London and the University of Manchester.
Our team includes system developers, senior health and social care practitioners, researchers with backgrounds in informatics, health research and statistics and project managers with health and social care backgrounds.
We have worked with large-scale health and social data for over twenty years for over 20 years and our goal is to improve people’s lives by transforming the use of health and social care information. We do this by producing novel health and social care information technologies, many of which have been used on a national basis. We are currently working in the UK, the USA and mainland Europe, and have partnerships with a number of leading academic institutions, including UCL, London and King’s College, London.
Our team comprises a mix of senior health and social care practitioners, researchers with a strong informatics, health research and statistical background, leading edge system developers, and experienced project managers with a health and social care background.
In the UK, we have been engaged in national R&D programmes and policy for many years. Our solutions are in daily use across the UK and include:
- Our personalisation tools, notably our Care Act-compliant toolkit and Resource Allocation System for personal budgets – the most accurate and widely used in the UK. Our RAS has allocated over £3bn of public funds to users of social care. It is the first to offer integrated budgets across health and social care and is used by over a quarter of councils and many CCGs.
- Our analytics platform, ‘Atmolytics’ – provides benchmarking and analytics facilities to local areas covering about one third of the UK population (focusing on patients with chronic illness and complex needs).
- Our assessment and planning software, ‘Care Partner’ – supports high quality care for people with mental health problems and/or complex needs, our largest implementation being in Scotland and having nearly 2000 users, and over 200 concurrent users.
- Our specialist assessment tools for Risk Assessment in Mental Health and Learning Disability services, Perinatal Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Risk Assessment (CARAS), Assessment of Mental Capacity and Long-Term Conditions – used across the country.
In the US we have worked with hospitals, medical schools and research centres to ensure that Atmolytics meets both IRB and other regulatory requirements and includes the core functionality required for the US healthcare and clinical research contexts. We are an invited sponsor of the CI4CC (Cancer Informatics) conference and have worked with a number of cancer centres and registries to evolve the platform. We are currently in the process of a large-scale implementation at UC Irvine (data on over one million patients) and have several other major projects in process.
The Atmohealth Project has been our first venture into Europe and enabled us to make contact with many European health research institutions and companies. We at Imosphere are undertaking the project, the following organisations are formally evaluating the platform as it evolves:
- Imperial College London
- Karolinska Institutet
- National Centre for Mental Health
We would be very interested to hear from other European health organisations and companies who might be interested in working with us.
See The Atmohealth Project for more information on our involvement in the EU
Key members of the Atmohealth Project Team include:
Dr. Paul Clifford
Dr. Paul Clifford is a clinical psychologist who has been involved in national research and development programmes in the UK for over 25 years. He has a background in mathematical logic, coding and classification and the semantics of natural language. His career includes: Programme Co-ordinator for the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, Director of Mental Health IT systems development for the Department of Health, and Director of the British Psychological Society’s Centre for Outcomes Research and Effectiveness at UCL. He has developed over 100 nationally and internationally-used assessment and outcome measurement tools, and has been involved in award-winning healthcare software developments for over 15 years. He has many peer-reviewed publications and has been involved in several patents relating to the development of data management technologies in healthcare.
Toby has over 20 years’ experience in software development within software and web application companies, including BT and Capita, where he has been closely involved in the development of significant national projects, including Third Party (telephone) Fault Reporting systems and TFL’s (Transport for London) Congestion Charging system
At Imosphere, he leads a team of 18 software engineers, testers and designers. As the company’s overall software architect, he is responsible for the design and implementation of all software products. He led the company to achieve its ISO27001 certification and has also contributed to a number of patent applications.
Mark has 17 years’ experience in software development. He has worked on projects including decision engines, customer analytics applications and mapping services for companies such as Experian, Bank of Scotland and AXA. Before moving into software development he gained a degree in mathematics and worked for several years in mental health. Mark’s technical skills are primarily with web technologies, the .NET framework and relational databases and he is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer.
Mark joined Imosphere in 2010 and is currently Solutions Architect for Atmolytics and the Atmohealth Project. He has helped build both products from the ground up, including analysis, design and system architecture. As the products matured, he has led a growing team of developers and has managed the software rollout to a number of US customers.
Lead Software Engineer
Angela Wheeldon is a Senior Software Engineer with 12 years industry experience including Experian and a MEng in Electronic and Software Engineering from the University of Leicester. Angela has worked with a wide variety of technologies, most recently including MVC, Asp.Net, knockout.js and SQL Server. A core skill is her ability to break down barriers between teams and working together to produce products that both the developers and the clients are happy with.
She has wide ranging experience in leading both teams and projects, working on both green field and legacy systems, with a primary focus on the web aspect of systems. Angela has been instrumental in moving Atmolytics to a scalable platform.
Dr Vasa Curcin is a computer scientist who has been working in life sciences and health for the past 15 years. His main areas are research reproducibility, with particular focus on data provenance, and the Learning Health System – the next generation vision of data-driven health. He was one of the authors of the award winning Discovery Net/InforSense scientific workflow platform, and designed the Web Improvement Software in Healthcare (WISH) data collection and reporting tool for process improvement in health settings, used by over 600 users in UK hospitals. As part of his research at King’s College, London, and Imperial College, London, he was involved in numerous European and UK national projects, including EU FP7 TRANSFoRm, of which he is the Scientific Project Manager, and has authored over 50 journal publications. He is currently a Lecturer in Health Informatics at King’s College, London, and a Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College, London.