...combines the expertise of three research groups at the University of Sheffield: Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Group (RAT Group), the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) and the Telehealth and Care Technologies theme of CLAHRC YH (http://clahrc-yh.nihr.ac.uk/)
Monday, 5 November 2018
Digital Technologies to Improve Patient Care
One of the digital technology workshops exploting how to improve patient care
A series of workshops have been held exploring how digital
technology can improve patient care.
Professor Sue Mawson and the TaCT team (the Telehealth and
Care Technologies (TaCT) theme of NIHR CLAHRC YH) have been working with their
industry partners Sensory Technologies, the clinical stroke teams at Sheffield
Teaching Hospitals, community Active Recovery teams and the Local Authority on
a series of stroke survivor workshops exploring e-rehabilitation.
The team has been looking at new models of stroke
rehabilitation and palliative care enhanced by the e-shift platform. E-Shift is
a technologically supported distributed model of nursing care, developed by
Canadian company Sensory Technologies, that allows qualified nurses to support
non-qualified staff in delivering home care to a range of patients through
mobile and web based interfaces.
Stroke is a substantial and increasing
challenge to the health of the UK population and evidence shows that people
recover better in their own home after a stroke.
There was an
opportunity for those affected by stroke to hear about the exciting new
developments and give their input. The team want to use e-rehab to train and
support stroke rehabilitation assistants to provide rehabilitation at home,
using the supervision of senior therapists using technology, with the aim of
providing more sessions per week.
How the E-Shift system works
There was also a live demonstration of
the system at St Luke’s Hospice with CATCH’s Dr Paul Taylor, St Luke’s Senior
Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Medicine. St Catherine’s Hospice from Preston
also attended the demonstration and subsequent discussion.
This is a
collaboration between NIHR, St Luke’s, the NHS and industry partners Sensory
Technologies to build a stronger stroke e-rehab and end of life research