The Access Group and PainChek team up to advance pain management

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The Access Group has become one of the first care management software providers in the UK to integrate with the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI)-powered pain assessment tool, PainChek®.

PainChek® uses AI technology to support pain assessments for those who live with cognitive conditions such as dementia and are often unable to clearly verbalise their symptoms.

Integrating with The Access Group’s specialist health and social care solutions enables care providers to accurately monitor pain. Using the data, carers can cross-reference with medication records to gain insights into a residents’ care all in one place avoiding duplication that could impact someone’s care.

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Steve Sawyer, managing director of Access Health & Social Care, said: “If we have learned anything from the last 18 months, it’s that technology has a crucial role to play in the care sector. It’s going to be vital to keep on finding innovative ways to support the sector in the most effective way possible.

“PainChek® ticks those boxes of providing the highest standards of care while freeing staff from laborious administrative tasks. Automatically integrating pain scores into residents’ records also provides carers with better analysis and insights. The pressures caregivers face are challenging, but with this integration they have a complete overview of the resident’s medical background avoiding any misjudgments when providing medication which is crucial.”

Philip Daffas, CEO and managing director at PainChek®, said: “We are thrilled to have forged this unique partnership with The Access Group and to be able to offer our clients a direct integration between PainChek® and Access Care and Clinical. Pain can be challenging to identify and effectively manage for people living with dementia. This integration makes care home residents’ pain data even more accessible, allowing for better pain analysis and insights, and changing the way we manage pain for the better. PainChek®’s pain assessment process is quick and simple, using AI facial recognition and easy ‘yes’ or ‘no’ digital checklists to identify the presence of pain.

“Embracing an integrated care model is absolutely the direction the sector should be heading to ensure the most responsive and person centric care. It is important to ensure equity of care for all by making sure people are not disadvantaged, regardless of their diagnosis. We are really pleased to support The Access Group’s clients in enhancing their technology enabled dementia care.”

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