Introducing iCare: Innovative digital healthcare here and now
Posted on 30th June 2022 at 17:33
Sit down in a coffee shop or a restaurant and look around you: How many wearables can you see? In the UK, 1 in 3 adults wears a piece of technology that collects their biometric data including steps, calories burned, stress levels, oxygen levels, heart rate. All this data is stored through smartphones in a health portal that shows trends and can give a needed motivation boost. Hospitals and other health institutions have access to high-level technology and devices that make diagnosis and care more efficient and integrated.
This isn’t futuristic healthcare, there’s an accessible middle-ground right now. By combining wearable devices with the right innovation and technology around it, we can improve the life of people with long-term illnesses, conditions, or disabilities and allow people to live well in their homes for longer.
At RWG, we’ve been asking ourselves what more could be done to support people? How can better care be provided remotely?
Telehealth and remote patient management is experiencing rapid innovation; no longer are alarms and phone calls the best way to communicate with people who need care in their homes. We can now install a system that monitors, analyses and diagnoses through the collected data, all remotely and from the comfort of our homes and these systems are affordable for most healthcare providers.
Our health platform, RWG iCare, enables you to deliver digital healthcare and social care affordably and right at this moment. It allows the building of virtual connected care communities and provides all three parties - the carer, the cared for, and their ‘care circle’ - with a way to communicate, combating isolation and loneliness. iCare can be used to remotely monitor service-users and perform daily or weekly check ups without the need to visit the hospital, but it also provides the tools and environment for socialising. There is a wide array of options from pop-up mood or medication quizzes to diaries, scheduled events or spontaneous video calls - all of that using the most intuitive technology for all generations: a TV set, a remote control and (optionally) voice control (think “Hey, Alexa, call my doctor”). In addition, the AI that powers iCare can spot and highlight trends in the user’s history and prompt a video call or a check up from a professional or a family member. Does the individual seem well? Have they taken their medicine today? How much are they moving compared to normal? Our system can check and pre-empt problems without the need to be there in-person.
iCare has many benefits for both carers and cared for - or more precisely, it has as many benefits as you want it to have. Using pizza as a metaphor, each layer (base, sauce, cheese(s), toppings) contributes to the overall taste - and each layer of iCare helps deliver the best final service. Do you need a ‘margarita’ version of iCare or would like to invent a whole new service for your patients? With iCare and our development team, you get to create the service that best suits you and your needs.
Change can be difficult, but our team can help you design a proof of concept or pilot with meaningful outcome, scope and justify budget and build your iCare HPaaS experience. Our expertise is in creating connected communities, including the neglected, isolated or chronically ill members of society and you can be part of that journey too.
Download the white paper: The future of health: Using technology to build connected care communities
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