1. What is the innovation?
Health Delivered has developed a dietetics platform that automatically generates clinically optimised and personalised meal plans. Clinical algorithms have been created that are able to translate hundreds of dietary variations into a platform Application Programming Interface (API) that can either be licensed or white labelled to enterprise organisations.
The innovation came about after three years of research into the dietetics space, identifying that dietitians cannot keep up with demand, current solutions are out of date, lack information and are expensive and radical change was required to create positive impact on the health of Australia’s population through dietary change.
2. What benefits does the innovation bring?
Health Delivered has turned four hours of manual processing into minutes, and has been designed to handle thousands of dietary variations with clinical accuracy.
The platform can enable existing health staff and increase their capacity through an automated platform, can improve health, and significantly reduce cost to multiple existing medical conditions, provide dietary education and intervention in young and middle-age clients to significantly decrease the rates of overweight and obesity in later life all on a modern digital health platform.
3. What commercial success and/or benefit to society has it achieved?
- Has been used by a small number of paying customers (health professionals)
- Currently conducting clinical assessment by CSIRO
- Currently part of ANDHealth cohort
- Has supported the consultation of over 150 Australians
4. What lessons learnt can you share?
- Everyone who says that things take twice as long and cost twice as much is wrong. It’s at least five times.
- When the initial excitement of your innovation wears off, you need to be mentally prepared for some tough, dark and challenging days. If you spend too long in the details, you’ll forget the exciting big picture; and if you spend too long thinking about the exciting big picture, you’ll never make incremental progress. Set out time in your week to focus on both aspects.
- Celebrate every little win you possibly can, then take the time to reflect on where you were 3, 6, 12 months ago. It’s easy to forget how much you’ve learned and changed and progressed when all you think about is the next problem or challenge.
5. How many new jobs has this innovation created?