SCOTTISH health informatics company Aridhia is sending experts to London next week to advise the NHS on how to get the most out of its patient data.

Edinburgh-based Aridhia's specialists will speak at an event involving 200 NHS organisations from across London on ways to pool information throughout the health service.

"We are committed to working with the NHS to bring siloed datasets together and with industry, academia and healthcare to develop the data science and informatics skills needed to unlock insights from these data sets," said Andrew Judson, director of data science at Aridhia.

"By doing this we hope to enable improved patient outcomes and better use of resources across the system."

Aridhia's collaborative data science platform, AnalytiXagility, is being used in several major data projects including a risk model for diabetic patients, forecasting the development of multiple sclerosis, and monitoring cancer biomarkers.

The platform will be used with the NHS at next Tuesday's event at University College London to help healthcare staff identify trends in their patient data.

The firm was founded in 2008 by entrepreneur David Sibbald and Professor Andrew Morris, a diabetes researcher who is now the Scottish government's chief scientist for health.

The company has worked with the NHS and the Kuwaiti health authority.

Last year it secured additional funding from venture capital groups Albion Ventures and Scottish Equity Partners.

In June, Aridhia made its technology available to the NHS on a pay-as-you-go basis for the first time.

The company has about 75 staff across its offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee.