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The £2,500 digital 'granny tracker' that promises to save thousands in care costs. Free Retirement Planner. 65+ Artificial Intelligence Startups In Healthcare. The startups on the list, many of them in machine learning/deep learning, have raised more than $870M in aggregate since 2011.

65+ Artificial Intelligence Startups In Healthcare

Earlier this year, consulting firm Frost & Sullivan predicted that artificial intelligence in healthcare will see a “dramatic market expansion” in the next couple of years, with the potential to reduce the cost of medical treatments by half across the board. “By 2025, AI systems could be involved in everything from population health management, to digital avatars capable of answering specific patient queries,” said Harpreet Singh Buttar, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan.

With this in mind, we identified companies that are already applying machine learning techniques and predictive analytics to reduce drug discovery times, provide virtual assistance to patients, and diagnose ailments by processing medical images, among other things. The startups below have raised more than $870M in aggregate funding since 2011. Business ideas for 2015: Care home services.

The reputation of the residential care homes sector is in desperate need of repair, with shocking examples of abuse and degrading treatment.

Business ideas for 2015: Care home services

Just 40% of the British public would be willing to move a family member or themselves into one, market research from Mintel reported in 2015. And a mere one in five believe the quality. Burgess Park. Introduction. Save costs, increase revenue by improving care With its unique ability to generate content that matches the person, ReMe significantly improves care.


Whether your care strategy is own, or based on Kitson, Garner, Sheard or others, ReMe makes it possible to ‘know the person’ to a degree not previously achievable. About us. Skills for Care helps create a better-led, skilled and valued adult social care workforce.

About us

We provide practical tools and support to help adult social care organisations in England recruit, develop and lead their workforce. We work with employers* and related services to ensure dignity and respect are at the heart of service delivery. As the home of the National Skills Academy for Social Care, our support is from entry level right through to those in senior leadership and management roles. We also provide individual tailored solutions to support your business to deliver high quality care now and in the future.

National Information Board. Music Therapy - Chroma. Music therapy is a form of psychological therapy using music, sound, instruments, and music technology to support people understand themselves and make positive changes in their lives.

Music Therapy - Chroma

Our videos show music therapy in many settings. We hope they help you see what we do. International research studies suggests music therapy is a highly effective and cost efficient approach. iCareHealth's Software Solutions. Residential and nursing care home staff work incredibly hard to ensure the continued health and wellbeing of care home residents.

iCareHealth's Software Solutions

However, the challenges to those who specialise in providing high quality care are becoming increasingly complex. Our ageing population is growing rapidly, and the number of people requiring complex care and support services is increasing. Robotic futures: The rise of the hospital Robot. Robot to care for elderly made at University of Salford. Singapore's robot exercise coach for the elderly. Smartphone consultations with GPs in digital health plan. Patients will be able to consult with their GP using a smartphone and monitor their conditions via mobile apps, as part of a Welsh government strategy.

Smartphone consultations with GPs in digital health plan

There will be more opportunity to book appointments online while people will be able to access their health records over the internet. NHS staff will also be expected to use mobile devices to access, collect and transmit data quickly. Plaid Cymru welcomed the plan, but warned it would take time to introduce. Latest buy-to-let craze: buying rooms in care homes. The Calderdale care home will have 70 “nursing and dementia beds” and 31 “assisted living apartments”, and investors have apparently bought more than half of the units already.

Latest buy-to-let craze: buying rooms in care homes

Putting down £70,000 would buy you a unit outright, and entitle you to the promised annual £7,000 return right away. Or you could invest £35,000 and waive returns in the early years as part of what the developer calls its “deferred payment plan”. There is a promise by the developer to buy back the rooms from investors after 10 years at 125pc of the purchase price, so that’s £87,500. Too good to be true? Quite possibly. Outsourcing care - can the sums add up? Image copyright Science Photo Library It was a contract which was centre stage in the debate over outsourcing in the NHS in England.

Outsourcing care - can the sums add up?

The £800 million five year deal to run care for older patients and some other adult services in Cambridgeshire was controversial because private contractors bid for it. Then a combination of two NHS trusts won it and now they have decided to throw in the towel. It looks a mess, and has raised many questions over the commissioning and contracting process. The contract covered emergency hospital care, community and mental health for over 65s, end of life care and some other services for younger adults. During the tender process, which began in 2013, there were protests because the bidders included private sector operators including Virgin and Care UK. But the contract was eventually awarded to a partnership of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust with Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Image copyright PA. Winter in the NHS: The lost beds problem. Image copyright Thinkstock Walk into any hospital and you will see wards full to bursting.

Winter in the NHS: The lost beds problem

An empty bed is a rarity - certainly for any length of time. And with winter here, it's only going to get worse. But arguably the biggest problem the NHS is facing this winter is not the sheer numbers - it's the fact that many of those people don't actually need to be there. Each month thousands of beds are being taken up by people who are fit to be discharged, but can't be.

Why? Vulnerable patients, particularly the elderly, may need carers or nurses available to look after them at home, or equipment such as grab rails and stairlifts to be installed. Until any of this happens, they have to stay in hospital. And, as an issue, it's getting worse. But this is not just a problem in England. For some patients the delays last just a few days. Knock-on effect This, of course, is not good for patients.

This in turn has an effect on ambulances. So what is the solution? Social care - how the system works. Social care in England is rationed, depending on how much care a person needs and how much money they have. Individuals are first assessed on care needs. There are four basic levels or bands of care offered - low, moderate, substantial and critical - but levels vary between councils. The bands cover daily tasks such as washing, dressing and eating. Many councils can no longer afford to give care to people in the low and moderate bands - they will only fund people needing high levels of care.