Open Network – Empowering People

The next Open Network event will take place on 11 July 2016, from 17:30 to 20:00, at the University of Warwick. The event will discuss how people can manage their health, care and wellbeing via digital tools, such as apps, websites and wearable technology. We are particularly keen to have members of the public come along to offer their perspective and to put questions to our speakers and the wider audience. Please book your place by 13:00 on 8 July. As always, places are free, but will be prioritised for WIN members!

Leonard Anderson

Dr Leonard Anderson

Prevention before cure by wellbeing monitoring

In the context of older people gradually declining in their activities of daily living, wellbeing monitoring has value in reducing the duration of hospital treatment. 500,000 people do not use their personally activated care alarms and are at risk of hypothermia, dehydration, malnutrition and unattended falls. They often need stabilisation on admission and may have to be discharged into residential care homes rather than returning home. A range of continuous monitoring systems are compared, and a model for evaluating benefits is proposed.

Dr Anderson has a Science PhD from Durham University. He is currently the CEO of Kemuri, a company he founded to produce an innovative wellbeing monitor of vulnerable people living independently. His previous career was programme management in both the public sector and private sector. Initially, this was for multinationals like ICI, Shell and Ford. Subsequently, he worked for the Home Office, Newcastle City Council, Guildford Borough Council and the South East Grid for Learning. He maintains an interest in improving interoperability between health and social care information systems.

Email: leonard@kemuri.org.uk
Web: www.kemuri.org.uk
Twitter: @KemuriSense
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KemuriSense
Dionne Lowndes

Dionne Lowndes

Using digital technology to empower citizens

Exploring opportunities for using digital technology to transform the way in which health and wellbeing / prevention services are provided and to increase the role that individuals play in managing their own health and wellbeing.

Dionne is Progressive Customer Service & Digital Leader at Staffordshire County Council. She is successfully delivering strategic priorities and accessible customer services in a technological age, seeking innovation to improve resident experience. She is also working in partnership to create a One Staffordshire Approach to Public Sector. Dionne is the strategic lead for customer service across Staffordshire County Council, and delivered a successful transformation agenda focusing on cost reduction and improved access to 830,000 residents. She is passionate about creating an environment where service delivery is led and informed by the voice of its residents. Currently, she leads on Mobile Technology and setting the Digital Agenda for the future by bridging the gap between technology and people within Staffordshire.
Jacqueline Small

Jacqueline Small

Using digital technology to empower citizens

Exploring opportunities for using digital technology to transform the way in which health and wellbeing / prevention services are provided and to increase the role that individuals play in managing their own health and wellbeing.

Jackie is the Head of Public Health Programmes and Planning at Staffordshire County Council, responsible for effective delivery of public health behaviour change and well-being programmes, working strategically to transform public health improvement services in Staffordshire. She is passionate about developing an environment where people have the opportunity to remain independent and in control of their own health and wellbeing. She is leading work to integrate digital technology into the design of prevention and wellbeing services and programmes.

17:30

 

18:00

 

18:05

 

 

18:30

 

 

18:55

 

19:10

 

 

20:00

Arrivals and Refreshments

 

Welcomes and Introductions

 

Prevention before cure by wellbeing monitoring

Dr Leonard Anderson, Kemuri

 

Using digital technology to empower citizens

Dionne Lowndes & Jackie Small, Staffordshire County Council

 

Break

 

Engaging with patients via social media

Dr Sarahjane Jones, Birmingham City University

 

End

Prevention before cure by wellbeing monitoring

Dr Leonard Anderson, Kemuri

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Using digital technology to empower citizens

Dionne Lowndes & Jackie Small, Staffordshire County Council

Download the PDF here

Watch the video on YouTube



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