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Identifying Dementia in Care Homes using DeAR-GP
The Healthy Ageing Team conducted a study to ensure the appropriate diagnosis of Dementia in residential and nursing homes across south London.
Care Homes Digital Maturity Dashboard
There is limited information on digital maturity in care homes within London. Building on the EoLC Care Home data packs created in 2018 and 2019, our Healthy Ageing and Informatics Teams were commissioned to create a user friendly and useful digital maturity dashboard for care homes across London. This project was led by the Health Innovation Network and funded by the Digital First London region team.
Advance and Urgent Care Plans – London Accelerator
In July 2020, The Health Innovation Network (HIN) were commissioned to deliver a programme to increase use and quality of shared electronic advance/urgent care plans using Co-ordinate my Care (CMC). The programme concentrated on clinical engagement.
YOURmeds is a digital monitored dosage system, supporting users to take their medicines as intended and so maintain their safety and independence, whilst ensuring they get the best clinical outcomes from their medicines.
Whose Shoes - an innovative approach to coproduction
The ‘Whose Shoes?®’ approach, created by Gill Phillips, is an engaging approach to coproduction, used in over 80 NHS trusts, universities and more.
Selfit Therapist Robot
Selfit is a digital robotic care startup based in Israel, with early operations in the UK. The company has developed a unique human-machine interaction for the ageing population focused on physical and congnitive health. Some of the applications are rehabilitation related (Neuro, Cardiac, Geriatrics) others are designed for prevention and wellness phases (elderly falls, cognitive impairments). The robot is currently installed in several facilities in Israel and UK.
Coordinate My Care (CMC)
The Health Innovation Network (HIN) has been working in partnership with Coordinate My Care (CMC), to explore implementing CMC, an electronic urgent care planning service, in care homes.
Dignio Integrated Care Platform
Dignio offer a solution built to accommodate a seamless journey for individuals and care providers across increasingly complex care needs (self-management, domiciliary care, residential care, end of life care). The aim is to help keep people out of hospital, and in the safe hands of their care team in the comfort of their home. They provide a modern, easy to use remote care platform and connected devices to alert professionals if they need to act, and to engage people in their care. Health and social care teams across a region can use Dignio to monitor a single illness or a range of conditions. This has led to significantly reduced hospital admissions, and is saving healthcare millions of pounds.
BLOSSOM1 - Personal Hygiene Assistant
Hygiene is a fundamental requirement for good health. However, 6.55 million people with disabilities in the UK require assistance with their personal hygiene daily tasks. Technology is currently used in a very limited or inefficient manner and therefore hygiene maintenance is challenging. BLOSSOM1 - Personal Hygiene Assistant® is a body cleansing device, that makes hygiene simple, effective, dignified and refreshing for people with physical challenges or limitations, simultaneously generating value for their caregivers. The objective of the device is to consolidate and automate the manual processes of rinsing, soaping, scrubbing and drying in a single, sleek and practical device.
Supporting ESCAPE-pain sites to deliver through digital during covid-19
The HIN’s ESCAPE-pain team received requests from sites that were eager to pilot ESCAPE-pain classes using a digital platform. The team adapted to meet this need and supported sites to trial virtual delivery if they could.
Increasing the number of care home residents in Lambeth supported by a Co-ordinate My Care plan
The Health Innovation Network (HIN), in partnership with the End of Life Clinical network for London, secured funding from the NHS England (NHSE) personalisation team to work with Marie Curie nurses to create CMC records for care home residents in three nursing homes in South East London over a five week period.
PAD and PAWS: Peripheral Arterial Disease and Prevention, Assessment, Wound management, Self-care
This service improvement programme aims to enable primary care staff to improve lower limb vascular assessments in patients with leg ulcers to allow appropriate treatment to start earlier.