Are you responsible for social prescribing in your area? If so, we would love to discuss how we can help you make more meaningful connections in your community.
Whether you are a commissioner, link worker, programme manager or someone who wants to see more social prescriptions made available to more people, we would like to meet you. Follow @Its_Elemental for live updates and contact email@example.com to arrange to meet and see our software in action.
Social Prescribing is now core to the sustainability of communities’ (NHS Forward View 2016).
We have developed software that enables the social prescribing model of care to be delivered to citizens living with and at risk of multiple chronic conditions.
Enabling health professionals to connect patients who have chronic conditions and health risks, to local, quality assured, lifestyle interventions in their community. The software will track and support the patient’s progress, levering additional support and motivation when needed.
Elemental is designed to provide those with chronic health risks with a personal health risk prevention plan suited to their risk, ability, location and availability.
For the past 10 years we have engaged communities, healthcare commissioners, employers and health and wellcare providers in reducing the health risks of the communities most at risk. We work with multiple stakeholders to solve public health challenges. A combination of experience in social development, community health and enterprise software.
Jennifer has formed and managed strategic partnerships with government, private and third sector organisations to deliver health improvement, educational attainment and corporate social responsibility objectives. Jennifer has worked with employers in shaping their internal processes and systems to deliver effective corporate wellness strategies.
Leeann has designed and delivered innovative, community health programmes and services engaging 1000's of people with health risks by raising over £7m of public and philanthropic funds. Leeann has bridged the gap between the healthcare sector and the community to tackle health conditions including diabetes, COPD, heart disease, dementia and mental health.
Aidan is an experienced business executive with over 30 years experience in the technology sector. He is an active business consultant and start-up mentor. He also delivers the Sales Leadership Programme for the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen's University.
Ryan is a business mentor and Investor with established and proven sales, client relationship and business development director with experience spanning Fortune 500 businesses, high growth SMEs and large public sector organisations.
Mary McKenna is a Northern Irish technology entrepreneur and angel investor. She co-founded and built successful Derry based online learning company Learning Pool on the back of a long public sector career and by using her own extensive network. Mary helps start and grow indigenous Irish tech companies.
Mark has over 20 years experience creating scalable, database centric web applications for both public and private sector clients. Mark specialises in browser based flexible, scalable systems deployed on the Amazon Cloud infrastructure. He has developed digital asset management systems for several major clients.
Andy is one of HSJ Top 50 Patient Award Winners and has had Type 1 Diabetes for the past 48 years. Andy is informing the diabetes prevention/management element of our social prescribing software and is supporting us to be even more patient focused.
Lawyer and entrepreneur with broad legal experience as in-house counsel for international companies and legal advisor to SMEs and private clients. Expert in both Corporate & Commercial Law.
Who we work with
Our feature this week is on our partners Halton Clinical Commissioning Group and Improving ME Vanguard. We have developed an innovative project with Dave Sweeney and Catherine McClennan whereby expectant parents get their own virtual ‘Mammy’ to help better connect them into community programmes and services at an important time in their lives.
Dave Sweeney, Director of Transformation & Deputy Chief Officer NHS Halton CCG and Halton Borough Council explains how it works:
“An inspiring opportunity has developed utilising the innovation, the passion and forward thinking of Elemental Software. The Women and Children's Vanguard is the implementer of the UK roll out of Baby Box initiative. This will help women, children and families get the best start in life...More info 15th May 2017
Tech for good company, Elemental Software, is to launch a new aspect of its social prescribing digital platform to improve the way social prescribing activity is measured and reported, at the King’s Fund’s Social Prescribing Conference later this month.
Elemental Software’s unique digital technology enables health and social care professionals to refer patients to health and wellbeing activities in their areas and track and monitor their progress through a wide range of different measures.
The new aspect of the service will significantly improve the way social prescribing activity can be measured, tackling one of the key challenges faced by the healthcare sector in demonstrating the real impact that non-clinical treatments can bring to people’s lives...More info 10th May 2017
For nearly two years, a diverse group of leaders from across health, housing, education, voluntary, private and public sectors have been joining together to share learning and ideas to bring the power of Social Prescribing to life. This is leading to innovation across North Merseyside, North Wales, Cheshire, Wirral and East London. Real, open and honest collaboration is driving new ideas, creativity and partnerships, and developing thinking that will transform lives.
Social Prescribing is a wonderful concept that has the potential to enable people to take control of their own health and wellbeing. The challenge has always been connecting the person with activities that will help them and measuring impact and value, Elemental understands this challenge and its software has the power to connect people, measure their progress, track value and most importantly, radically improve health and wellbeing.Video 8th May 2017
Healthy Living Centres in the North of Ireland are set to transform the way communities engage with health and wellbeing activities through innovative new social prescribing technology, thanks to funding from the Public Health Agency.
In a partnership with tech for good company, Elemental Software, 14 Healthy Living Centres will implement new and innovative social prescribing technology that will enable them to refer more people to their community health programmes and better measure the difference the Healthy Living Centre Alliance is making to improve the health and wellbeing of communities most at risk...More info 21st April 2017
Are you responsible for social prescribing in your area? If so, we would love to discuss how we can help you create more meaningful connections in your community.
Whether you are a commissioner, link worker, programme manager or someone who wants to see social prescriptions made available to more people, we would like to meet you.
Tell us about your social prescribing programme plans and we will show you the different user journeys in our social prescription software...More info 18th April 2017
Elemental Software, the lead company for the Mental Health & Wellbeing Network, has been recently awarded funding by Invest NI’s Collaborative Growth Programme to undertake a Scoping Study to develop a better understanding of the opportunities for NI companies in relation to developing skills, innovative solutions and services for preventative healthcare in MHW.
We are currently inviting tenders bids for a facilitator to oversee the development and implementation of the Mental Health & Wellbeing Network including ensuring network members meet the objectives described above. They will also oversee co-ordination of the final report.
Please download the following document for more details...Download Tender Document 7th April 2017 (World Health Day)
There’s no doubt that with the arrival of a new baby comes added pressure on families and carers. Those tasked with the responsibility of giving a child the best start can often feel overwhelmed, socially isolated and under pressure both financially and in their personal relationships.
A new and innovative programme is being launched in the Halton area, which is funded by the Innovation Agency. It is designed to help families feel more equipped to deal with the challenges ahead and further develop their resilience.
It builds on the Baby Box programme launched in October 2016 which is building baby box communities across Cheshire and Merseyside. The new dimension, adding to the existing overall project, is innovative social prescribing technology. This technology will help parents/ carers to access specific support relevant to them in their local community including exercise, health cooking classes and family support groups to reduce social isolation and improve their health and wellbeing, providing a positive support network for their families...More info 27st March 2017
The latest ingredient to our tech for good team has been added in the form of Denise McConnell-Dillon, who with over 15 years experience in community development, mental health, training and project management in the community and voluntary sector sector, brings Team Elemental to an equal balance of community health experts and techies.
The perfect combo you may say in helping clinical commissioning groups, housing associations and community and voluntary sector organisations empower communities most at risk towards lifestyle change and better health and wellbeing.
Elemental Co-Founder, Leeann Monk-Özgül explains why it has come at a such an important time for the company,
“Our portfolio of customers is growing. We needed even more support to deliver large scale projects with a ...More info 21st March 2017
An innovative new partnership has been formed to bridge the gap between healthcare and the housing, local authority and community sectors and improve the wider health and wellbeing of people and communities through social prescribing.
North West based leadership and organisational success business, Do-Well Ltd, and social prescription software company, Elemental, have joined together to drive forward a new approach to treating a range of health conditions including mental health, through Elemental’s award-winning digital platform.
Social prescribing, a model of healthcare which links patients in primary care to sources of support in their community, is ...More info 20th February 2017
"I announced a week ago today that I’ve begun the New Year with a bang by formally joining Northern Irish tech for good startup, Elemental Software. I say “formally” because I’ve been the company’s mentor for the last 10 months via Northern Ireland’s excellent Propel programme. For anyone else who’s old enough to remember the 1970s it’s been a bit like that old Remington ad with the smooth as silk American entrepreneur Victor Kiam… Joking aside I can thoroughly recommend working in a company as the best possible way to conduct due diligence prior to investment and would be interested to hear from any other angels who’ve done the same."More info 2nd February 2017
As we reach an Elemental milestone, we are delighted to feature the newest member of our team, tech entrepreneur and angel investor, Mary McKenna as she makes the announcement that she has joined Team Elemental.
It is with great pleasure and delight that I’m able to announce today that I’ve formally joined Northern Irish tech for good startup, Elemental Software.
Elemental’s co-founders are Leeann Monk-Ozgul & Jennifer Neff, and believe it or not they met through their mutual love of diagrams, which in my book is as good a way as any to identify a business partner. Both women have a strong track record in designing and managing community programmes and both have worked for many years in the tricky interface that exists between the private, public and third sectors. Even better, Jennifer and Leeann are both from Derry. Derry was where Learning Pool started and it makes me very happy to continue supporting economic growth in the North West of Ireland by backing another local company that is without doubt destined for huge global success...More info 27th January 2017
As we implement the social prescribing model of care in the United Arab Emirates, we have invited Dr Marcello Bertotti to give his expert opinion on the transformation that social prescribing can bring to diabetes prevention in the region.
Dr Marcello Bertotti Institute for Health and Human Development (IHHD), University of East London
Some of the key global health priorities include diabetes and mental illness. These are currently tackled via clinical treatment and through the use of medication. However, alongside this, non-clinical pathways may be developed. These focus on making use of health assets such as ...More info 24th January 2017
According to the World Health Organisation, 63 per cent of deaths annually are due to noncontagious diseases resulting from lack of active lifestyle, bad diet, smoking, or alcohol. An estimated one in five people in the UAE — 19 per cent of the population — is estimated to have the diabetes. Predictions are being made that the Middle East is set for a massive 263 per cent increase in diabetes rates by 2030.
So many statistics. So many challenges to overcome and so many people with opinions on how to tackle diabetes in the region.
But what do those most at risk see as the key challenges affecting them in trying to live healthier and happier lives?More info 8th January 2017
New technologies are bringing a reduction for demand in jobs such as in construction and driving, with the introduction of self driving cars and 3-D printers being used to build homes. It’s not all bad news though, as 10 year ago many jobs we see now just didn't exist, including app developers and data scientists. In another 10 years there will be more specialist jobs that we could never have imagined.
That brings the need to prepare our young people to be flexible, adaptable and creative problem solvers and team players. To enable these skills schools and industry need to work better together which is something that Elemental Software and Nord Anglia International School Dubai, has high on their agendas.
During UAE Innovation Week Nord Anglia International School...More info 20th November 2016
A Dubai and Irish digital health company, is launching D!risk, a suite of proven solutions to help individuals at diabetic risk avoid becoming diabetic.
Co-Founders Jennifer Neff (based in UAE) and Leeann Monk (based in Ireland) have seen first-hand how fragmented diabetes prevention has been delivered, despite the goodwill and good intention of those involved.
Jennifer shared, ‘Our experience has found too many organisations consumed in their own silos (areas of interest) which meant those at risk of diabetes were only getting partial answers to their challenge, such as just walk more, or just eat less of the following, or take this pill. Following extensive interviews with solution providers across the diabetes ecosystem we undertook a scientific approach of surveys with ‘at risk’ of diabetics (>300) and uncovered the frustration and confusion of the patient on being diagnosed at risk of becoming diabetic. What is the roadmap to prevention? Who can help...More info 14th November 2016 - World Diabetes Day
Elemental Software is delighted to have been awarded Company of the Year Runner Up at the Propel Awards in Belfast on Thursday 4th November.
The best of Northern Ireland's entrepreneurs in 2016 were twinned with NI's leading industry experts to validate markets, plan ahead, grow into new markets, meet potential investors and pitch with confidence.
Propel is a programme for those entrepreneurs who have the greatest potential to start up and scale an export focused company, that is innovative and has the potential to become a significant exporter and employer. Invest NI fund the programme with the commitment to 'supporting brilliant business ideas with global potential'.
Elemental Software Co Founder, Leeann Monk commented...More info 5th November 2016
It was always an ambition of ours to apply for INVENT, never mind be chosen to win a category, however we felt we weren't ready until 2016.
We knew it was going to be tough- over 100 businesses applied to be part of a 6 month journey of pitches, proposals, business plans, mentoring sessions, showcases….and of course, multiple journeys on the 212 bus from Derry to Belfast.
We pitched last night at the Waterfront in Belfast to a panel of independent expert judges, challenge inventors, entrepreneurs, scientists and start-ups to win a share of a £33,000 prize fund, access to a global network and a place on the NI Tech Mission to California and we won!
We are the Enterprise Software category winners of INVENT 2016 and we are very happy.More info 29th September 2016
We're delighted to introduce Andy Lavender, as the Activated Patient Advisor to Elemental Software. Andy is supporting us in strengthening the Diabetes Prevention and Management element of our social prescribing software, as well as helping to ensure that we do our utmost to activate patients and improve patient care.
Andy is one of HSJ Top 50 Patient Award Winners and has had Type 1 Diabetes for the past 48 years. Andy is informing the peer support element of our social prescribing software and is supporting us to be even more patient focused.
More info 20th September 2016
North West based company, Elemental Software, will pitch this week as a finalist in not only one, but two innovation competitions.
Having been selected from over 100 applicants, Leeann Monk and Jennifer Neff are the only Derry based company pitching alongside 11 other start ups in INVENT 2016, a competition to find inventions with the greatest commercial potential from Northern Ireland.
In addition to this, the company will represent Northern Ireland in the running for €50,000 in development funding as they pitch before a jury in Dublin for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology Headstart/Proof-of-Concept Awards.More info 5th September 2016
Innovative new software is being launched which will support the delivery and measurement of the social prescribing model of care at the Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester.
Elemental’s Social Prescription Software fundamentally enhances how stakeholders in community health improvement interact to reduce the risk and progression of chronic health conditions. With the cloud based system, Health Professionals and Link Workers are able to generate and, most importantly, track Social Prescription referrals for citizens, connecting them with quality assured providers across the domains of exercise, diet/nutrition, mental health and social support.
‘We had seen first-hand how disjointed health improvement could be’ said Jennifer, Co- Founder of Elemental Software. ‘Commissioners struggled to measure the true impact of programmes and services they had commissioned and the social prescribing approach...More info 1st September 2016
Last year we gave up our jobs in Community Development and Regeneration to focus on developing a digital solution to enable the delivery and measurement of the Social Prescribing model of health care. After 16 months of intensive R&D we are about to unveil the result.
We had seen first hand how disjointed health improvement could be. Commissioners struggled to measure the true impact of programmes and services they had commissioned and the social prescribing approach being championed was presenting a number of challenges. Multi sectoral organisations were often working in separate silos which meant that the citizens who needed the most support were often left behind.
We engaged patients and health improvement stakeholders in developing a social prescription platform to better connect those involved in reducing health risks around the needs of the individual patients. We built a prototype and with the help of...More info 26th August 2016
Elemental Chairperson, Aidan McGrath will be among the speakers at the Well North Disruptive Change event to be held on 24 June 2016 in Manchester.
Hosted by The University of Manchester, the event will see practitioners from across Well North, leading experts in the UK in digital innovation/social prescribing, and those with private sector experience of developing successful disruptive brands attending the workshop to define the practical next steps in Well North’s mission to unleash healthy communities across the North of England...More info 23 June 2016
Our partnership with the Old Library Trust Healthy Living Centre (OLT), to reduce type 2 diabetes in the community, won an award at Digital DNA on Wednesday night.
Seamas Heaney, Director of OLT was delighted with the win, saying “When we saw the opportunity to trial social prescription technology in our community, we jumped at the chance. The OLT prides itself in leading the way in digital health and we knew our community would be on board in saying no to diabetes”.
Elemental enables healthcare professionals to ...More info 10 June 2016
12 tech innovators have secured their places in the finals of INVENT 2016 and Elemental Software is one of them!
Our social prescription technology, Elemental, was selected as a winner of the Enterprise Software category. Elemental Co-Founder Leeann pitched to a panel of esteemed judges and a packed audience assembled in W5 last night alongside 23 semi-finalists for a place in the finals and the opportunity to win a share of the £33,000 prize fund and a place on the NI Tech Mission to California.
This year the competition received 100 entries across 6 categories of Agri-Science, Creative Media and Consumer Internet, Electronics, Engineering, Enterprise Software and Life and Health.More info 20 May 2016
It is great to be featured us as SYNC NI Start Up feature in their Spring Magazine 2016.View Article (Page 20) 11 April 2016
World Health Day is upon us again, with this year’s theme as Beat Diabetes - which is the mantra that Team Elemental live and breathe every day.
Recent figures published on 6 April 2016 show that the cost of diabetes to the UK National Health Service equates to over £25,000 being spent on diabetes every minute and if rising trends continue in the United Arab Emirates, the cost has been estimated to be £6billion.
Elemental has been established to directly impact on this ever-increasing spend....More info 07 April 2016
How do young people want to receive information about being healthier and happier? Would they rather hear about ways to be healthier or the consequences of not leading a healthy lifestyle? And what exactly incentivises them to be more physically active and eat less fried foods?
These are questions to be asked to young people, by young people, at the launch of a new health initiative called “Wakiza- Beat the Risk”. The project, designed by young people, will collect feedback from 11 to 15 year olds in Dubai, putting them at the centre of own their health improvement.
The research is the next phase of ...More info 16 March 2016
"A woman’s life course offers multiple opportunities to prevent predictable ill- health, and address predictable problems". Professor Dame Sally C Davies, Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer, 2014, The Health of the 51%: Women
Elemental Software is joining the global IWD campaign and acting locally to help to enhance access to community based services which improve health and wellbeing.
Check out how we are doing it in the video below...Show Video 08 March 2016
Although we came to MWC this year as newbies, we were cited as ‘Ones to watch in 2020’ by 4 Years From Now (4YFN). #4yfn
Winning the European Connected Health Alliance Investor Challenge meant we were amongst three technology companies pitching at 2 major MWC events.
It was fantastic being up there in front of all those Investors, Innovators and Healthcare Professionals presenting our social prescription referral and tracking technology. We used the platform to present our new branding and to tell everyone about how our technology has been proven to reduce the risk of type 2 Diabetes.More info 02 March 2016
Elemental Software is one of the Top 5 Finalists in the Ro’ya Female Start up Company Award Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Elemental Software (formally In Your Element) made it to final of the Ro’Ya Female Start Up Company Programme at the end of 2015 in Dubai.
Jennifer Neff and Leeann Monk, and their product Elemental, were selected from 100 companies to pitch their social prescription technology concept to a panel of esteemed Ro’Ya judges, an initiative delivered by Dubai Business Women Council and Mastercard.More info October 2015
Derry Female Entrepreneurs will be ’In their element’ alongside Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Formula One’s, Lewis Hamilton at the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona.
Digital Health start up Co-Founders, Leeann Monk and Jennifer Neff, will travel to Barcelona on 22nd February to present their technology, Elemental, to eHealth leaders and connect with a panel of investors and experts from across the globe.More info December 2015
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