Care provider Friends of the Elderly (FOTE) has been awarded a £44,000 NHS Digital grant to assist in the roll-out of digital care planning and acoustic monitoring technologies.
FOTE has teamed up with digital care planning system provider KareInn and acoustic monitoring systems provider Ally Labs Software on the programme.
Richard Macintyre, Director of Quality and Innovation at FOTE, (pictured) said: We’ve already had great success using the KareInn and Ally Labs systems as small pilots and now this money will allow us to scale up and integrate real time monitoring into digital care records to really exploit both systems full potential.
“I firmly believe that AI and machine learning has the potential power to transform the delivery of care for the sector. I am convinced Friends of the Elderly will be at the forefront of this revolution as the benefits for our service users are quite significant.”
FOTE will use the development funding to increase the use of the KareInn and Ally Labs systems at its three care homes at the Malvern care hub in Worcestershire.
The new funding will also enable the charity to link the Ally Labs and the KareInn systems together to create an integrated digital care planning system.