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Predicting falls and supporting people: technologies for preventative healthcare in action

Scotland: two weeks, two venues – what a fantastic response!

A very big thank you to everyone who came to see us at our ‘Technologies for Preventative Healthcare’ networking event at Edinburgh Napier University on the 8th June.

We were there to showcase the ground-breaking research work we’ve been doing in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University, East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership and in conjunction with the Digital Health Institute around identifying risk and preventing falls.

It was great to see so many people from a wide range of backgrounds including health and social care partnerships, MSPs, government policy officers and advisors and NHS informatics come to hear how our combination of pioneering analytics modelling, innovative wearable technology and social care data has led to faster preventative support and better self-management in the home to reduce the pressure on secondary care services.

With delayed discharges from hospital still a major health and social care issue costing the NHS up to £900m a year* in England alone, CM2000 are proud to have developed technologies that can be used now to prevent avoidable admissions to acute services to begin with.

We were thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive response we received and continued the preventative healthcare theme for our presentation workshop at Social Work Scotland’s Annual Conference (15th-16thJune) at Crieff Hydro.

President of Social Work Scotland, Elaine Torrance said:

“People don’t want to be in hospital any longer than they have to and so far our focus has been on making sure people can get back home as soon as they can. The research from CM2000, comes at it from a different and refreshing angle. Their wearable technology can pre-empt the fall or bout of illness that can put people in hospital in the first place. If we can predict that a person is likely to fall before they do, we can prevent the pain, anxiety and loss of confidence that comes from a fall, by getting support in fast.”

Brian Brown, our Director for Scotland, said “Both events were absolutely fantastic. We are delighted with such a positive response we received from the audience and we have since been approached by a number of other Health and Social Care Partnerships, Local Authorities and Independent Care Providers who are also interested in taking part in this remarkable project.”

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the presentations:

 

  • Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde
  • Elaine Torrance, President, Social Work Scotland
  • Anne Hinshelwood, Development Improvement Officer, East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership
  • Dr Brian Wood, e-Frailty Participant                       
  • Adrian Smales BEng(Hons), MBA, MBCS. PhD Researcher for Health Informatics, Edinburgh Napier University


And also Amy Shanks and the Conference Team at Edinburgh Napier University and Jane Devine and the team at Social Work Scotland for their tremendous help.

If you would like to take part in the research project, or would like further information, please contact us on 0121 308 3010 or email enquiries@cm2000.co.uk

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Upcoming events in Scotland: Are you attending the Scottish Care at Home 2016 Conference, on Thursday 23rd June, Marriott Hotel, Glasgow? Then come and meet the CM2000 Scottish team on Stand 19 where we will be discussing our latest technology solutions for the Care Sector.

 

 

*from “Operational productivity and performance in English NHS acute hospitals: Unwarranted variations”, An Independent Report for the Department of Health by Lord Carter of Coles, Feb 2016. 
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