New partnership in healthcare and data science

That Figures and the University of Exeter have begun an innovative research project aiming to radically improve healthcare delivery.

The two-year project is focused on developing new algorithms to analyse data collected in healthcare clinics. These algorithms will help That Figures redesign clinic services, in particular, aiming to optimise the complex flows of patients around the healthcare provider. This will significantly reduce patient waiting times, but also improve the working environment and experience of clinic staff.

Support for the project has been provided with funding from Innovate UK through the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme. As part of the national funding agency for science and research, the programme aims to link high-calibre researchers with cutting-edge industry projects, with support from a local academic institution.

Dr Jacqueline Christmas, Senior Lecturer of Computer Science at the University of Exeter, worked with That Figures to scope the proposal. Experienced in Bayesian modelling, variational approximation and machine learning, her input will be invaluable during the supervision of the research team.

Tim Maguire, Founder and Managing Director of That Figures was enthusiastic about the project. “At That Figures we are always looking to maximise impact, and the KTP scheme seemed like a no-brainer. This project will strengthen our links with the University of Exeter, and provide a great opportunity to further advance our data science capabilities.”

Interviews for the Data Scientist (KTP Associate) will begin shortly at That Figures premises in Exeter, Devon.