eHealth Cluster at iLinks Innovations 17

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Once again the eHealth Cluster presented the Digital Zone at the annual iLinks Innovations event on 5th July.

This year’s theme was ‘Acting as one’ to transform healthcare, with three ‘digital ambitions’: A connected health and social care economy, digitally empowered individuals, and exploiting the digital revolution

                      Cluster members gather before the first workshop

Following some interesting keynote speeches, our first workshop (in the media centre) was Integrating technology in Liverpool Home Care Services

           Ann explains the Stop and Go Project

Ann Williams of Liverpool City Council Adult Services,  talked about the tech being trialed in Liverpool Home Care Services with under the Stop and Go contract. Care companies are being supported to integrate technology into their services and Ann also introduced the the next phase which will establish a LoRaWAN.

Paul holds everyone’s attention






One system being used extensively across home care providers in Liverpool is PASS from Everylife Technologies, and Paul Barry talked us through its features

Getting to grips with the practicalities of tech for home care with Karen





HomeCarers Liverpool  is a longstanding home care provider who use the PASS system, and Managing Director Karen Cafferty explained how its working for them, and how staff are adapting to using the new technology.


After the talks we opened the floor for questions, and there was some lively discussion about the impressive changes being made with the introduction of technology.


Between workshops, people to the opportunity to talk to cluster members, and to try out Ontecha‘s hololens – showing virtual health apps








Our afternoon workshop was SMEs and the NHS – how well do we understand  each other?

This session was led by local SMEs – members of the eHealth Cluster – DamibuCare Innovation and Zaiku Brainstrust – in the form of a Pub Quiz!

The questions were put together by cluster members – both SMEs and NHS – to  test the NHS understanding of SMEs and SME understanding of the NHS …..and there were prizes and cakes!

Everyone enjoyed the session (we over-ran a bit – oops!), and lots of contacts were made.

Many thanks to John Callahan of Damibu for pulling it all together.

    Teams were a mix of people from NHS and tech SMEs – working hard on answering the questions!

Thanks everyone – it was great!