Technology Integrated Health Management

SUPPORTING DEMENTIA PATIENTS IN SURREY.

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have been awarded a grant to carry out an innovative project to provide people with dementia more control over their health and wellbeing.

The project, which lasts two years, will put the Trust at the forefront of delivering fundamental change in the delivery of care in the UK.

Working alongside a series of partners, the ‘Technology Integrated Health Management’ (TIHM)Test Bed will demonstrate how the use of network enabled devices such as monitors, robotics and wearables will be able to provide better healthcare for older people in the comfort of their own homes.

With the use of remote  connectivity, carers will also be able to monitor the behaviour of the person they are caring for without needing to be at their specific location. Surrey and Border Partnership is one of two NHS trusts delivering the Internet of Things tes bed project, which will trial various combinations of technology and devices.

Through remote-connectivity, carers will also be able to monitor the behaviour of the person they are caring for without needing to be at their specific location. Surrey and Borders is one of two NHS Trusts delivering the ‘Internet of Things’ Test Bed projects, which has an emphasis on trialling various combinations of technology and devices throughout its duration.

The grant, funded by NHS England and Innovate UK, comes as part of the NHS Innovation Test Beds, a series of different projects that aim to modernise health care to benefit older patients and people with long-term health problems.

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