The market for mobile health apps, has this year quadrupled to £320 million, according to ABI Research, radically changing the way health care is delivered and accessed. In any healthcare system apps are key to overhauling the management and efficiency of services, playing a very important role in patient education, disease self-management, and remote monitoring of patients. Above all, mobile apps will be primary in saving the NHS money and resources, with PwC suggesting that a potential £4.4bn could be put back into the NHS with better use of information and technology.
GHM Care are proud partners of the new WCS Care Innovation Hub which has been designed to share best practice with other health and care providers. The hub had its' official opening this week where staff, trustees, partners and media toured both the hub and Castlebrook Care Home where the hub is located.
The findings from Ofcom’s annual Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes report are out and it looks like record numbers of older people are embracing smart and social technology, with a quarter of over-75s using tablet computers.
This article highlights some specific examples how care home technology and creativity can make a huge difference in dementia care. Our care home monitoring, care planning, care apps and nurse call integration are all designed to create a calmer more efficient environment for both residents and workers - allowing carers to spend the time where it matters, with the resident.