Edinburgh Napier Frailty Work Showcased At Scottish Parliament

Date posted

17 January 2017

CM2000, Edinburgh Napier University, Digital Health & care Institute (DHI) and East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership hosted an event in the Scottish Parliament where they outlined their ground-breaking findings from our innovative research project.

This included examples of how pioneering analytics, wearable technology and social care data can be used in cohesion to accurately identify, predict and manage health risk - in particular those at risk of falling.

In Scotland, falls cost the NHS almost half a million pounds a day - and that's without including the additional cost of home care. By predicting a person is likely to fall before they do, the pain, anxiety and loss of confidence that comes from a fall can be prevented by enabling faster support in the home, which in turn reduces the pressure on Secondary Care services.

The research results have a massive potential there is to help keep people at home (where they want to be) and discuss the potential for Councils and the NHS to save significant amounts of money.

Project overview: CM2000 captures in the region of 15 million quantitative & qualitative data points for services delivered within the Community, working across 90 Local Authority areas across the UK – including 14 Scottish Partnership areas. During the trial we’ve combined pioneering analytical modelling and innovative wearable technology with social care data to accurately identify and predict - in a cohort of people who receive care at home - those at greater risk of falling.

The speakers included:

Elaine Torrance President, Social Work Scotland

Stephen McDonald Fieldwork Manager for Older People, East Dunbartonshire Council

Chaloner Chute Programme Manager, Digital Health & care Institute (DHI)

Adrian Smales BEng(Hons), MBA, MBCS. PhD Researcher for Health Informatics, Edinburgh Napier University

Stuart McMillan Constituency MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde

Brian Brown Director of Scotland, CM2000 Ltd