Olivia Harker, UK Managing Director, recently explained how MySense data is helping change the future of care in The Guardian’s supplement ‘Digital Health’.
The supplement focused on the digital health progress that has been made during the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring reports on organisations such as NHS Digital, World Economic Forum, World Health Organisation, Diabetes UK and many more.
Most care solutions are aimed at providing help once they are in need, whereas MySense is helping professionals identify care support in a pre-emptive way through the power of data.
In her interview, Harker stressed the importance of preventative rather than reactive care in the health sector:
“Currently, health and care is mainly reactive. MySense gets ahead of the problem. It doesn’t replace professionals but facilitates better quality conversations and provides better care as the data helps to make decisions and validate hunches.”
A recent report from South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) emphasises the positive effects MySense has had on the way they deliver care. They reported a 58% reduction in GP appointments, an 80% reduction in hospital appointments, a 53% reduction in 999 calls, a 100% reduction in 111 calls and a 43% reduction in unnecessary visits from place based teams.
Elaine Martin, Dementia Clinical Practitioner at the Trust, spoke about how MySense is providing an extra line of support for the carers.
“We use the information from MySense to intervene early if there are any signs of deterioration and to ensure the right care and support is being offered at the right time.” she said.
MySense’s app and dashboard allows care professionals to get in front of certain health problems in an unprecedented way. It also helps reduce the strain on a care system that is facing increased pressure during the pandemic.