UK Trade & Invest (UKTI) and the Digital Communications Knowledge Transfer Network (DCKTN) have announced that they’ll be bringing an additional programme of technology seminars to Mobile World Congress. Held in Sala Principe, Hall 8, this will include a session between 10:30 – 12:30 on Tuesday 15th February that’s rather oddly titled “mHealth – eHealth and assisted Living” (Note: mHealth is no more a subset of eHealth than the TV is a subset of the Cinema):
“One of the biggest challenges facing all countries is that of maintaining wellbeing, delivering care to those with chronic long term conditions, particularly the elderly, and supporting vulnerable people in society. 21st century health and care services will increasingly rely on greater use of technology, delivering care in the home, at work and during leisure time. Several key activities in the UK, such as the Technology Strategy Board Assisted Living Innovation platform and the Department of Health Whole System Demonstrators have led to a strong UK eco-system, working across all of the value chain. This has significantly advanced the technology to meet the demand for independent living and advanced connected health systems. Mobile technology provides a vital role in these systems. This session will address several aspects of Mobile based solutions ranging from home based solutions, mobile platforms, clinical setting systems, IT, cloud based services and systems integration. The presenters assembled represent different parts of the eco-system and will investigate the key enablers, technologies and products for the next generation of advance connected Health Platforms”
Presentations from the following will be followed by a panel session with all speakers chaired by Stuart Revell Chair of the DCKTN’s Wireless Working Group:
Changing the way we think about Health care in the Digital economy: Mobile based health solutions will only be realised by putting patients first. But to genuinely improve care we need to get right under the skin of how an organisation works, how their staff work and what they could be doing differently to provide a better service to patients, often at a reduced cost. This means forging genuine partnerships with healthcare providers to gain a deep understanding of patient care challenges. Only then can we enable patients and healthcare providers to find new ways of managing their care in their own home or releasing staff from the burden of unnecessary administration. It also requires healthcare providers to start thinking of digital technology as something that enables better patient care when used in the right circumstances, not something that is the solution in itself
Mike Short, Vice President Public Policy, O2 Telefonica
Tele-health solutions and the assisted living eco-system: Remote monitoring services for long term conditions is only one aspect of Tele-health, an integrated range of related services and products to provide focused patient care is essential to providing a sustainable and scalable solution for future healthcare needs. Tele-health services offer care providers with an integrated low cost solution for the collection, management and analysis of essential patient related data, and permits efficient interaction between clinicians and patients at home. Tele-health has the ability to reduce the burden to healthcare providers related to by the provision of at-home monitoring and increasingly intelligent automated management of the condition
Steve Hope, Business Development Manager, Docobo Ltd
Healthcare in the cloud: Cloud computing potentially provides “user-owned” healthcare monitoring solution for the elderly and people suffering from long term conditions, where the patient’s cloud computer collects behavioural and sensory data from the patient and will only inform other parties (such as doctors, carers, nurses and others) of events when there are unusual readings from sensors or behavioural patterns of the patient. In effect the patient’s data remains with the patient on patient “owned” systems that can be scaled without the burden of expensive bespoke IT solutions
Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel, CEO and Founder, Private Planet Ltd
How mobile technology can provide freedom and independence to vulnerable individuals: There are many vulnerable individuals in society today – the elderly, individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia, children, teenagers and those with learning difficulties. Mobile based assistive technology can locate someone within minutes if they are lost or missing. It can also be used send an alert if they have fallen, wandered beyond the boundaries of a safe zone, or even if they are travelling at speed. Simplifying technology to enable mobile passive and discreet GPS devices which summon an effective and immediate response will revolutionise how we care and look after our loved ones. These new services and products will be explored in this presentation showing how to increase safety for the elderly and also encourage independent living
Sara Murray, Managing Director and founder, buddi Ltd.
Attendance is free for anyone registered for the Exhibition. RSVP to Jessica Eddens on +44 (0)1622754200.