Edinburgh Napier Frailty Work Showcased At Scottish Parliament

18/01/2017

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Edinburgh 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.

Full Details

CM2000, 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.

Project overview

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.

 
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Associated people

William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
w.buchanan@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2759
Adrian Smales
Research Fellow
a.smales@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455
Alistair Lawson
Associate Professor (Reader)
al.lawson@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2730
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Scottish Frailty Framework with Mobile Device Capture and Big Data Integration. The proposed innovation will develop and extend the current work into Frailty, with the long term focus on encompassing not only clinical factors, but economic, environmental and social factors.
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