howRU and howRwe help you monitor patient outcomes and experience in real time using iPad or iPhone. Very quick and easy to use, these apps may be used independently or integrated into other solutions.
They have been used successfully with severely disabled care home residents including those with dementia.
Mr Tim Benson
Adepteq is a technology partner on The EU INDEPENDENT project that has developed the Connect-i Carers Portal as part of the Milton Keynes pilot.
The Milton Keynes INDEPENDENT service draws on collaborative work from four parties, CarersMK, ConnectMK, Milton Keynes Council and Adepteq.
Using a Carers support network maintained by CarersMK, it provides “informal care” for older people. The service provides refurbished PCs or laptops with web cams and renders access to a purpose built system “Connect-i” via a web browser, developed by Adepteq. Informal carers and people in need of care can track, monitor and request support or simply have video supported conversations with CarersMK, friends, family and others to reduce their isolation.
The service also highlights where earlier interventions and support may be required.
Adepteq is a Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner with competencies in Portals & Collaboration, Content Management, and Search. Recognised by Microsoft for it’s proficiency in deploying customised and bespoke solutions both on customer premises and in the cloud.
INDEPENDENT is a European pilot project that brings together twenty partner organisations across six European Member States. Jointly, they have set up an ambitious work programme which aims at better capitalising on information and communications technology (ICT) when it comes to supporting older people in their communities. The ultimate goal is to empower older people to maintain their independence.
A particular focus is on enabling, with help of technology, a better joining-up of social and health care services as they currently exist. There is also emphasis on strengthening the participation of the so called “third sector,” family carers and voluntary community workers who would otherwise not be in the usual information sharing loop.
This pilot project started in January 2010 and will end in December 2012. It is part-funded by the European Union’s Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme.
To find out more please visit http://independent-project.eu/home/
Mr Ian LomanSharePoint Practice Manager
Mr Gordon DaviesCEO
Mrs Lisa BaileyManager of ConnectMK
Appello is a leading provider of telecare and telehealth monitoring.
We offer a new unique nurse-led, home-based monitoring, advice and support service that integrates telecare and telehealth and provides high-volume tracking and monitoring via a subscription model. This complete end-to-end managed service, promotes proactive monitoring of an individual’s health status for long term conditions.
The service can reduce care costs, support clinical processes and provide the optimum interaction of care for the individual to remain independent in their own home, including effective support for remote family carers.
We also operate the largest telecare monitoring centre in the UK, responding to over two million calls a year from customers across a wide range of sectors including retirement and residential property management, local authorities, housing associations, charities, care providers, private companies and individual consumers.
If you are involved in the commissioning or provision of telecare and telehealth then we would welcome the opportunity to meet and discuss how we can help you deliver a flexible and cost effective service.
Mr Paul AllisBusiness Development Manager
Big Media is a web software company that specialises in turning websites into ones that look good on ANY platform through the application of their Chameleon software – one site, one URL any device.
In the context of using information and communication technologies to Liberate the Individual to Live Independently, it is seen as vital that internet experiences are not hampered and restricted to computers.
With successful deployments of Chameleon services in the Olympic Lodge Hotel bedrooms (hybrid internet and broadcast TV) and with the National Spinal Injuries Centre (multiplatform support information "channel"), Big Media demonstrates a firm understanding and ability to help organisations reach their audiences WITHOUT restricting access to PCs and laptops.
Mr Malcolm StewartDirector
Ms Paula TaylorDirector
Broomwell Healthwatch provides cardiology diagnostic support to GP practices, enabling diagnostic tests to be undertaken in primary care and thereby enhancing patient care and reducing uneccesary referrals.
We interpret ECGs and arrhythmia tests (holters and event recorders) for GP practices. We also provide devices to undertake these tests in primary care.
Tests are sent by phone, email or fax to our 24/7 tele-cardiology centre from practices across the UK and are interpreted immediately/rapidly by expert cardiology clinicians.
A report is then sent back to the practice by secure email or fax and is easily integrated into the electronic patient record.
Consultant cardiologists set and monitor standards of clinical governance at the centre. The centre has successfully interpreted over 235,000 ECGs and arrhythmia tests for GP practices across the country enabling GPs to diagnose patients without referring them on to secondary care.
The resultant speeding up of the diagnosis of patients and reduction in costs and inconvenience have led to the service being commissioned by over 40 CCGs and PCTs.