Visioning Day

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At the end of July we held an Visioning Day for the competition at which subject matter experts (SMEs) were asked to identify ideas and challenges that would form the basis of great entries and put them down on "Idea Cards". Note that these are not exclusive; if you have a better idea (or put two or more ideas together to make something wonderful) that would be great We will be setting up Slack channels for each of the idea types to encourage a dialog between entrants and SME's. Come back here to find the links when they are active. 

We had forty idea cards submitted, some of which contained several ideas. We ended up with 98 ideas which we have carefully transcribed and assigned a category. The categories and ideas are in the following sections, along with the names of those SMEs who proposed them. The text has been transcribed exactly as written, handwriting permitting.

Home Automation Ideas

  • Falls alert via Amazon voice activated
  • How can we use our own voice with Alexa tech?
  • Managing appointments
  • Answering doorbell remotely
  • Home automation, lights, kettle
  • Voice control for bed and chair remotes
  • Using existing technology to (Sky box, Virgin media) to help
  • Monitoring of temperature within the home
  • Smart Energy Monitoring (lights, appliances etc)
  • Falling (feeling) at home is a major challenge to well-being.
  • Take advantage of smart TVs as a method of communicating with people. Could be used to present prompts or be tied into sensors (door is unlocked etc)
  • Geofencing, both for safety (alerts of wandering) but also tying into home automation
  • Making technology affordable for people on low incomes.
  • Assistive tech in homes - get to a point where environment is smart -> Alexa being asked and responding is great but for people with CD how about an adaptable environment - curtains close, lights dim etc. to provide cue that they might need to think about bed?
  • Physical mobility - enough to become independent
  • People with dementia or complex disabilities being monitored 24/7 for safer and well but not feeling like they are in prison or guarded by carers or people all day and night.
  • How can we get full broadband/4G coverage for all connectivity needs. Allow carers devices to connect.
  • The best tech in the world is the kind you don't have to think about. So how can we make "systems" link and talk to each other more imaginatively?
  • What is already out there that's free?
  • Managing night time needs. Assisting to ensure safety when nobody else is there - falls, access to toilet.
  • Interconnectivity of solution information needs to be able to be shared across systems. At the moment it feels like there isn't a standard way to make a homecare systems and home automation. Voice controlled homecare systems?

Jonathon, Bruce, Michelle, Jim, Darlington, Andy, Yvonne, Ben, Daniel, Martin, Lucy.

Medical Records Ideas

  • The best tech in the world is the kind you don't have to think about. So how can we make "systems" link and talk to each other more imaginatively?
  • Interconnectivity of solution information needs to be able to be shared across systems. At the moment it feels like there isn't a standard way to make a homecare systems and home automation. Voice controlled homecare systems?
  • Connecting a person data and information to a shared area for access. Give the user access to social space to talk and reduce the feeling of isolation. System helps them connect to all their information and support and informs them to take their medication.
  • Health information in silos - make this visible to build evidence of what impact investment in an area would make
  • Information availability and control (patient records etc)
  • Shared health records - hub rather than individual systems
  • Interoperability of systems is absolutely key - too many innovations are limited to single platforms to drive sales which is good as profit drives innovation but doesn’t support the agenda of working together.
  • Accessible information standards: sharing findings across health and social care so questions are not duplicated
  • Shared record (electronic): Health and social care across multiple platforms.
  • Data sharing via phone is a data protection minefield. Stay clear.
  • Clinical systems that don't 'talk' to each other - makes sharing of patient records more difficult
  • Enable people to take responsibility for their own medical records through mobile apps - patient then needs to be able to share with different services. Maybe even join it up to other services, e.g. council
  • One integrated system for all shared records.
  • Understand how the data uploaded care professional/patient can be better used for resource allocation.
  • Replace written case records with within the person's home with electronic Apps- interactive so person can complete themselves
  • How can we limit data overload?

Bruce, Jon, Jim, Andy, Mike, Neil, Cayley, David, Ravi, Mary.

Loneliness Ideas

  • Using existing technology to (Sky box, Virgin media) to help
  • Take advantage of smart TVs as a method of communicating with people. Could be used to present prompts or be tied into sensors (door is unlocked etc)
  • Loneliness - social contact
  • For loneliness: Keep updates with old friends in a similar situation. Create mini local networks. A way for family to create conversation points with carers. A more personalised visit in challenging circumstances.
  • People being included in keeping their awareness
  • Enabling housebound people to take part in interest groups
  • Chat roulette for elderly people. Interest groups. Virtual chat.
  • Isolation - unlikely to have family/friends around every day
  • Loneliness - social contact
  • Older people living in rural areas not feeling isolated and alone if they cannot get out much or do not drive.
  • Loneliness - possible ways to link friends and family into VR. Use VR to access the community for a walk.
  • Couples who are elderly - one with dementia and the other acting as carer. Online learning/support for the carer to relieve frustrations. Maybe Skype type tech to connect to support. Could also reduce loneliness.
  • Loneliness: video/voice network of friends and organisations via a device (TV). Everyone has a TV. Regional channel.

Andy, Jonathon, Kerry, Yvonne, Neil, Daniel, Mary, Martin, Lucy, Jessica

Carer Support Ideas

  • Connecting a person data and information to a shared area for access. Give the user access to social space to talk and reduce the feeling of isolation. System helps them connect to all their information and support and informs them to take their medication.
  • How can we get full broadband/4G coverage for all connectivity needs. Allow carers devices to connect.
  • A way to help social carers foster conversation between family and patient and carers
  • Maximising the time of a scarce workforce over a large geographical area
  • Giving staff more time to spend with people by automating all unnecessary processes.
  • Easier connections from chat channels
  • Tracking staff visits
  • Providing home support.
  • Proactive call/carers if routine not followed Backed by KB for support.
  • Rota app so client to person can access who is coming and what time.
  • Heath and social care monitoring
  • How can we give staff assistive tech to improve the patient experience?
  • Jon, Bruce, Kerry, Yvonne, Pete, David, Ravi, Daniel, Mary
  • Medical Reminder Ideas
  • Med reminders
  • Remembering to do - or not do - a thing.
  • Medication prompts
  • App to schedule medications. Reminder and response. Talking back to central point for tying up responses.
  • Keeping up to date with medication, testing bloods, blood pressure etc
  • Medication issues - a way to prompt, monitor and manage. Include ordering of meds and reviewing.
  • Auto renewal of prescriptions when running low

Jonathon, Michelle, Neil, Daniel, Lucy.

Voice Response Ideas

  • Falls alert via Amazon voice activated
  • How can we use our own voice with Alexa tech?
  • Navigation of information by voice.
  • Using voice to look up information from System One
  • Use AWS Polly to help patients to take their respective medication and make appointments.
  • How can we make voice assistive apps/tools more cost effective?

Jonathon, Bruce, Pete, David, Ravi

Reminiscence Ideas

  • Constantly repeating the same stories
  • Development of a Virtual Reality Environment for use with patients with dementia - taking them back to a place and time back in to "yesteryear"
  • Reminiscence activities on an iPod. Keeping brain active, interaction for individual with dementia.

Jonathon, Bruce, Jessica

Diet Ideas

  • Gluten free alerts/warnings
  • Diet information and control
  • Food management - tackled by a universal app containing a meal planner and shopping list. Executed by a mobile app this can be managed by a patient carer.

Michelle, Jim, Jack

Appointment Ideas

  • Online triage and appointment booking for the public
  • How can we look at promoting self-monitoring devices that could enable higher degrees of "triage" for visit.
  • Video link into hospital - saves time/money bringing patient into busy environment and parking.

Mike, Bruce, Chris

Information Ideas

  • Connecting a person data and information to a shared area for access. Give the user access to social space to talk and reduce the feeling of isolation. System helps them connect to all their information and support and informs them to take their medication.
  • Parents learning how to care for their child who has complex care needs. For example, learning to change a tracheostomy tube. Opportunities to do this are limited and can delay discharge home. Having a way to simulate this (realistically) would help. Could also be used to train students and new stuff.

Jon, Jackie.

Resource Management Ideas

  • Maximising the time of a scarce workforce over a large geographical area
  • Clinical stores ordering and delivery: Is there a way of making it easier? Currently patient/carer phones nurse who collects stores up and delivers them. There must be a way of doing this that puts the patient first.

Yvonne, Jackie

Geofencing Ideas

  • Geofencing, both for safety (alerts of wandering) but also tying into home automation
  • Wandering: GPS tracking with geofencing alerts for carers/family.

Andy, Martin

Analytics Ideas

  • Improved use of big data/analytics
  • Better use of customer data [insight] to identify those most likely to become homeless - we know what traits they'll probably have and be able to prevent homelessness. Once homeless it is incredibly difficult to get people back into mainstream services.

Andy, Ben

Education Ideas

  • Couples who are elderly - one with dementia and the other acting as carer. Online learning/support for the carer to relieve frustrations. Maybe Skype type tech to connect to support. Could also reduce loneliness.
  • Educate and inform patients and family about conditions and problems.

Jessica, Dan

Training Ideas

  • Deliver training to large numbers of staff who need to be competency checked

Yvonne

Innovation Ideas

  • Create a workflow that makes new ideas visible to healthcare professionals. Ongoing moving target. Not sales – innovation

Rob

Benefits System Ideas

  • Create an app that makes it easier for people to navigate the benefits system and their entitlements to assistance, and particular to help identify benefits that they might be entitled to as a consequence of a medical diagnosis or change in their Health Care Status. For example, those diagnosed with a severe mental impairment qualifying for Council Tax Discount., or those diagnosed with a Critical Illness such as Cancer of Alzheimer's probably being able to claim on Critical Illness Insurance such as that included as part of a mortgage policy.

Jim

Knowledgebase Ideas

  • How can we look at promoting self-monitoring devices that could enable higher degrees of "triage" for visit.

Bruce