Nov 24, 2016 by Helena Category: Interview 0 comments

Lifequeue

Lifequeue joined Dotforge Health + Data in March 2016.

In November Lifequeue presented a paper at the NCRI conference in Liverpool.
The paper titled “The Effectiveness and Challenges of Data Oriented Patient Assessment: A Case Study in Head and Neck Cancer” was the culmination of all the data analysis they performed on the Dotforge program. Their main findings were that in head and neck cancer, from an initial symptomatic assessment, 25% of patients can be removed from the two week wait pathway, and monitored on a less intensive pathway, with no effect on the clinical outcomes. Their further work aims to use our approach to improve the accuracy of primary level referral (especially where symptoms are vague and time related) and to drive secondary care patient prioritization across a _spectrum_ of cancers. You can see the summary of their research here.

 

We asked James Moor, cofounder of Lifequeue to share his entrepreneurial journey.

 

Tell us something about Lifequeue.

Lifequeue provides data backed systems to facilitate diagnostic decision making.

How did you get here?

Consultant ENT surgeon, I specialize in treating patients affected by cancer of the head & neck. I met my cofounder Jonathan Edwards when our kids played football together.

 What is your inspiration for creating your company?

Efficiency. Increasing numbers of patients and a dwindling resource.

What have been your biggest challenges as a Tech Startup?

Data acquisition. There’s a lot of process related data available, but very little on clinical features of disease, especially symptom data.

What is your biggest learning from Dotforge?

The whole process of developing a new start up has been really interesting. I’ve learnt most about the world of business finance.

What is the most used piece of advice you have had to developing your startup?

Keep on finding a solution to the problem; the money will follow.

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