Dedalus

Dedalus has 7,500 employees globally and helps healthcare organisations to deliver new models of care. Its software is used widely across the world, managing more than 4 billion diagnostic results, 57 million inpatient and 35 million Emergency admissions each year.

The Dedalus Group was founded in Florence in 1982 and is the leading healthcare and diagnostic software provider in Europe.  It has 7,500 employees globally and helps healthcare organisations to deliver new models of care. Its software is used widely across the world, managing more than 4 billion diagnostic results, 57 million inpatient and 35 million Emergency admissions each year. 

Headquartered in Leeds, Dedalus works very closely with West Yorkshire Combined Authority and local universities to bring in local talent and partner on innovation.  

They work closely with University of Leeds and they’re part of the University’s Nexus Innovation Centre community with a Dedalus innovation suite within the Nexus Centre. The Dedalus Innovation Suite provides an opportunity to showcase products that have been developed by the apprentices and graduates. 

Dedalus have a centre of excellence for software development based in the UK. At the heart of this initiative has been the recruitment and training of apprentices and graduates. Over the next five years as part of the company’s growth strategy, it is planned to recruit a further 170 members of staff, the majority of which will be apprentices and graduates.  The graduates were recruited from local universities and apprentices are career changers from West Yorkshire. The apprentices, who were policemen, teachers, hospital porters and pharmacy technicians now form part of the vibrant development team.  

Dedalus works closely with the University of Huddersfield as part of the National Health Innovation Centre, they’re also developing part of the curriculum and will guest lecture on healthcare data and systems. Dedalus and the university are also collaborating on artificial intelligence, wearable technology, and mental health/social care projects. This joint innovation initiative will use another locally developed mobile application, PatientAide. The product was developed in Leeds and is used in a number of Trusts in the UK with a plan to rollout the product internationally in India, US, Bosnia, Fiji and Latin America.  

 

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