Oxehealth & CWPT Shortlisted for the 2019 HSJ Awards!
Our work with Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust has been shortlisted for Mental Health Innovation of the Year
Oxehealth are delighted to announce that the work with Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust and our Digital Care Assistant - which resulted in falls being reduced by a third - has been shortlisted for Mental Health Innovation of the Year at this year’s HSJ Awards, which recognises outstanding contribution to healthcare.
The judging panel, made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, have shortlisted Oxehealth and Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust despite the tough competition from hundreds of excellent applicants. We, along with Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust, have been selected based on the ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact that the project has had on patient and staff experiences within the health care sector.
Manor Hospital’s Pembleton and Stanley wards, which care for inpatients with dementia, installed the Digital Care Assistant in half of their bedrooms, and measured the impact over eight months.
The Digital Care Assistant uses software to enable an optical sensor to detect activity and measure the vital signs of patients in bedrooms. During the clinical study that ran from March to October last year, there were 33% fewer falls at night than in the same period of 2017.
The recently published report also shows that there was a 71% reduction in time spent by nurses on enhanced observations; a time saving of 7,800 hours per year for the Hospital. Staff reported increased confidence and family members felt they had more peace of mind that patients were well looked after.
HSJ editor Alistair Mclellan, comments “We would like to congratulate Oxehealth and Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust on being nominated in the category of Mental Health Innovation of the Year ahead of this year’s 2019 HSJ awards. We are looking forward to welcoming them to the ceremony in November, to join us in recognising the very best achievements and innovations in the healthcare sector. The entrants this year have been of incredible calibre, and each of the finalists in this category have been chosen based on their outstanding commitment to excellence in healthcare.”
The full list of nominees for the 2019 HSJ awards (partnered by GRI) can be found on https://awards.hsj.co.uk/2019-shortlist.
Winners will be selected ahead of the 2019 HSJ awards ceremony, which is due to be held at the Battersea Evolution Centre, London on November 6th.
Coventry and Warwickshire clinical study: Safer dementia care in mental health hospitals
About Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust provides mental health, learning disability and community health services to the people of Coventry. The trust also provides mental health and learning disability services in Warwickshire and Solihull, in addition to providing a range of specialist health services to people across the UK. In a typical day, the trust sees nearly 5,000 patients from an overall catchment area with a population of more than one million people.
Oxehealth was founded by the head of engineering at Oxford University, Professor Lionel Tarassenko in 2012. Since then, it has become a UK tech success story, with financial backing from IP Group Plc and Ora Capital, two major investment trusts committed to supporting UK science for the long-term.
Oxehealth’s Digital Care Assistant products are already used by seven mental health trusts (12% of all the mental health trusts in England), three care home chains in the UK and Sweden and two police forces.
Oxehealth’s software solutions act as an assistant for staff when they cannot be present in a room, or do not want to disturb an individual. They enable optical sensors to alert clinicians, carers and custodians to high-risk activity, take spot vital sign measurements and review activity reports. This helps staff to improve the care of the elderly and vulnerable by reducing injuries and enabling staff to spend more time on hands-on care.
A case study has been published about Oxehealth’s work at Manor Hospital, part of Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, where falls are a major risk. Staff report that the Digital Care Assistant has “become the sixth member of our team on the night shift.”
About Oxehealth’s vital signs measurement software
Oxehealth uses proprietary signal processing and computer vision to process normal digital video camera data to measure pulse rate and breathing rate and is intended for the non-invasive spot measurement of these vital signs.
It is a fixed-installation device for use within single occupancy rooms covered by a framework that mandates periodic checks by a trained professional to ensure subject safety. See device Instructions for Use for intended use, contraindications, warnings, cautions, usage directions and maintenance.
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