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



Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership’s dementia programme, Dementia United, has created a brand new app for individuals residing with dementia.

The app additionally goals to make the area the most effective place to reside in case you have dementia, or are caring for somebody with the situation.

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

The new app won’t solely concentrate on the signs of dementia, however will seize constructive features for instance, friendships and achievements, alongside emotions and issues all through the day.


Mental well being and group well being belief, Mersey Care NHS FT launched a pilot of the ‘COVID Oximetry@Home’ 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 offered to A&E departments.

The initiative, in partnership with digital well being firm Docobo and a part of Mersey Care’s Telehealth Service, is anticipated 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 great thing about this is that it enables patients either with COVID-19 or those suspected of having it, to be cared for in the community rather than adding to the pressure on hospital beds,” stated Joe Rafferty, Mersey Care’s chief govt

“It allows the nurse, carer or patient to record vital signs such as blood oxygen levels that can help identify silent hypoxia at home and any signs of deterioration in their condition so we can get appropriate medical care to them.”


Healthcare company, consultancy and digital well being group, Healthware, has introduced the acquisition of Finland-based digital service improvement and artistic 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 medical trials.

The acquisition moreover builds on the profitable prior collaboration between the 2 organisations, together with full-service company choices, digital transformation, expertise and company venturing. In addition, Make Helsinki brings information of the Finnish expertise 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 medicine extra precisely.

Although there are a lot of alternatives for well being startups on this space, in Europe, facial recognition is just not regulated, it’s coated by the GDPR as a method of gathering and processing private biometric information.

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

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

The Commission is presently investigating whether or not further safeguards are wanted, as European startups proceed to steer improvements on this space.


The National COVID-19 Crisis Recovery Management and Governance Committee within the UAE is investigating how AI, 5G and different applied sciences cannot solely assist in the administration of the virus but in addition assist a spread of sectors get better after the pandemic has subsided.

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

Technologies similar to AI, IoT, information analytics and teleconsultations are more and more paving the way in which for analysis, 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 Services (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 file system is being launched in Kent and Medway which is able to ship advantages for the area’s care professionals and its 1.8 million residents.

Commissioned by a collaboration comprising the NHS Kent and Medway CCG, Kent County Council and Medway Council, the Kent and Medway Care Record (KMCR) will deliver collectively a view of every affected person’s data from a number of supply techniques, 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 companies suppliers, two group based mostly psychological well being companies suppliers, 225 GP practices and 85 department websites, and round 466 social care groups based mostly in native authorities.

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