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Deploying Digital Interventions in Care Homes - GM's Response to Coivid-19

The July Manchester Connected Health Ecosystem was hosted by the University of Manchester’s Digital FuturesHealth Innovation Manchester,  and Safe Steps online on Wednesday 29th July 2020.

The situation in care homes remains critical, with the battle against the coronavirus epidemic in North West care homes ongoing. The University of Manchester's Digital Futures, Health Innovation Manchester and digital tech company Safe Steps discussed Greater Manchester’s response to Covid-19, and the latest innovation for care homes which will offer better visibility for clinicians and care workers on elderly residents who are at risk.

The event included presentations on the use of digital healthcare systems in Greater Manchester in response to Covid-19; and the development and roll-out of the Covid-19 symptoms tracker. We also showcased the work of industry partners assisting us with digital health applications.

The recording of this meeting will be available to watch here soon.

Presentations:

Ecosystem Chair Slides - Neils Peek

ECH Alliance Update - Andy Bleaden

Digital Care Home Support Package: Evaluation - Nicky Cullum

NHSX AI in Health and Care Call - Arjun Sikand 

Digital Care Home Support Package: Why, what and how - Jay Hamilton (Available on request)

Digital Response to COVID-19 and the GM Care Record - Guy Lucchi (PowerPoint presentation  available on request)

Online attendees had the opportunity to ask questions to the panel of speakers as part of the event which was chaired by Digital Futures Health and Care theme lead, Professor Niels Peek.

Ecosystem meetings are held quarterly, with discussion, debate, workshops and networking focusing on key developments and opportunities for technology in the health and social care space in Greater Manchester.

The theme of these meetings can be suggested by any member and the Ecosystem team will do our best to facilitate events which meet the needs of all our members.