Napier University, through initial funding from Interface Online, have
been engaging in a research project with CM2000, and which is partly
funded by the Digital Health & care Institute (DHI).
On 17 January 2017, CM2000, Edinburgh Napier University, the DHI and East Dunbartonshire Health & Social
Care Partnership hosted an event in Scottish Parliament which shared ground-breaking findings
from their collaboration.
A key driving force for the work has been Brian Brown of CM2000, with core research undertaken by Adrian Smales, a Research Fellow in Edinburgh Napier University.
Edinburgh Napier University, Digital Health & care Institute (DHI)
and East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership hosted an
event in the Scottish Parliament where they outlined their
ground-breaking findings from our innovative research project.
This included examples of how pioneering analytics, wearable technology
and social care data can be used in cohesion to accurately identify,
predict and manage health risk - in particular those at risk of falling.
In Scotland, falls cost the NHS almost half a million pounds a day - and
that's without including the additional cost of home care. By
predicting a person is likely to fall before they do, the pain, anxiety
and loss of confidence that comes from a fall can be prevented by
enabling faster support in the home, which in turn reduces the pressure
on Secondary Care services.
The research results have a massive potential there is to help keep
people at home (where they want to be) and discuss the potential for
Councils and the NHS to save significant amounts of money.
CM2000 captures in the region of 15 million
quantitative & qualitative data points for services delivered within
the Community, working across 90 Local Authority areas across the UK –
including 14 Scottish Partnership areas. During the trial we’ve combined
pioneering analytical modelling and innovative wearable technology with
social care data to accurately identify and predict - in a cohort of
people who receive care at home - those at greater risk of falling.
The speakers included:
Elaine Torrance President, Social Work Scotland.
Stephen McDonald Fieldwork Manager for Older People, East Dunbartonshire Council.
Chaloner Chute Programme Manager, Digital Health & care Institute (DHI).
Adrian Smales BEng(Hons), MBA, MBCS. PhD Researcher for Health Informatics, Edinburgh Napier University.
- Stuart McMillan Constituency MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde.
- Brian Brown Director of Scotland, CM2000 Ltd
Some pictures from the event are here.