Roundup: Dementia United launches new app, EU facial recognition alternatives and extra briefs

Dementia United, Mersey Care NHS, Healthware, Make Helsinki


Larger Manchester Well being and Social Care Partnership’s dementia programme, Dementia United, has created a brand new app for folks dwelling with dementia.

The app additionally goals to make the area the perfect place to stay when you’ve got dementia, or are caring for somebody with the situation.

Working in partnership with advertising company, Social Sense, they’ve developed the Larger Moments app, which went stay in early October and goals to assist enhance high quality of life.

The brand new app is not going to solely concentrate on the signs of dementia, however will seize constructive facets for instance, friendships and achievements, alongside emotions and considerations all through the day.


Psychological well being and group well being belief, Mersey Care NHS FT launched a pilot of the ‘COVID Oximetry@House’ service in April and started accepting referrals from main care final month. A brand new initaitive will now see them start doing the identical for sufferers who’ve introduced to A&E departments.

The initiative, in partnership with digital well being firm Docobo and a part of Mersey Care’s Telehealth Service, is predicted to observe as much as 500 Liverpool sufferers a day both by way of an app on a wise cellphone or pill, or through Careportals.

“The wonderful thing about that is that it allows sufferers both with COVID-19 or these suspected of getting it, to be cared for in the neighborhood slightly than including to the strain on hospital beds,” mentioned Joe Rafferty, Mersey Care’s chief govt

“It permits the nurse, carer or affected person to report very important indicators reminiscent of blood oxygen ranges that may assist establish silent hypoxia at dwelling and any indicators of degradation of their situation so we will get acceptable medical care to them.”



Healthcare company, consultancy and digital well being group, Healthware, has introduced the acquisition of Finland-based digital service growth and inventive company, Make Helsinki.

Healthware plans to make use of the transfer to strengthen its geographical protection with the creation of a hub devoted to the Nordics and Baltics area.

The deal combines Healthware’s digital well being capabilities with Make Helsinki’s further experience in digital actuality, buyer expertise, design and recruitment for scientific trials.

The acquisition moreover builds on the profitable prior collaboration between the 2 organisations, together with full-service company choices, digital transformation, know-how and company venturing. As well as, Make Helsinki brings data of the Finnish know-how playground and Nordic market.


Facial recognition has already been rolled-out efficiently within the well being trade, with face evaluation getting used to trace endurance use of treatment extra precisely.

Though there are numerous alternatives for well being startups on this space, in Europe, facial recognition is just not regulated, it’s lined by the GDPR as a way of accumulating and processing private biometric information.

To handle these challenges, the EU Fee in its white paper on AI, issued in February this yr, has proposed a brand new regulatory framework on excessive threat AI.

Along with this, they’ve additionally proposed a previous conformity evaluation, together with testing and certification of AI facial recognition excessive threat methods to make sure that they abide by EU requirements and necessities.

The Fee is at present investigating whether or not further safeguards are wanted, as European startups proceed to guide improvements on this space.


The Nationwide COVID-19 Disaster Restoration Administration and Governance Committee within the UAE is investigating how AI, 5G and different applied sciences can’t solely assist in the administration of the virus but in addition assist a spread of sectors recuperate after the pandemic has subsided.

Amongst their analysis, they’ve additionally famous the numerous methods COVID-19 has propelled ahead know-how and value-based care to rework remedy fashions within the UAE endlessly.

Applied sciences reminiscent of AI, IoT, information analytics and teleconsultations are more and more paving the way in which for prognosis, remedy and distant monitoring of sufferers within the area.

Amongst the hospitals which were fast to efficiently undertake these applied sciences, is the UAE’s largest healthcare community, Abu Dhabi Healthcare Companies (SEHA), which has been working with Cerner to develop EMRs that contexualise information to deal with a spread of situations.


A brand new well being and social care shared report system is being launched in Kent and Medway which can ship advantages for the area’s care professionals and its 1.eight million residents.

Commissioned by a collaboration comprising the NHS Kent and Medway CCG, Kent County Council and Medway Council, the Kent and Medway Care Report (KMCR) will deliver collectively a view of every affected person’s data from a number of supply methods, making it extra environment friendly for well being and social care professionals to course of.  

KMCR will include automated, common information feeds from 4 acute hospital trusts, three group providers suppliers, two group primarily based psychological well being providers suppliers, 225 GP practices and 85 department websites, and round 466 social care groups primarily based in native authorities.


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