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
Following some interesting keynote speeches, our first workshop (in the media centre) was Integrating technology in Liverpool Home Care Services
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.
One system being used extensively across home care providers in Liverpool is PASS from Everylife Technologies, and Paul Barry talked us through its features
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?
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.
Thanks everyone – it was great!