HT&Y The Health Tech and Age Award Shortlist: MonitorMe

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MonitorMe is a not-for-profit networked system centred around an intelligent landline telephone that captures clinically validated vital signs in accordance with the Royal College of Physicians NEWS score. It makes earlier hospital discharge possible and introduces a new way to provide long term care of the elderly and vulnerable in their own homes.
The system is controlled by your clinician/GP and is the first to access and store data on your patient record. As well as offering immediate benefits to the health provider exclusivity is our goal we do not silo data but use recognised standard measures to make it work for the individual and the community. This lays the foundations of mass data driven epidemiological decision-making and an ecosystem of novel ways to drive down healthcare costs.

Judges Comments:

“Utilising the landline telephone for the elderly to be able to monitor their vital signs”

“Easy to use for the elderly”

“Can be monitored by a health professional without the patient having to go see their GP”

About Julia Manning

Julia is a social pioneer, writer and campaigner. She studied visual science at City University and became a member of the College of Optometrists in 1991, later specialising in visual impairment and diabetes. During her career in optometry, she lectured at City University, was a visiting clinician at the Royal Free Hospital and worked with Primary Care Trusts. She ran a domiciliary practice across south London and was a Director of the UK Institute of Optometry. Julia formed 20/20Health in 2006. Becoming an expert in digital health solutions, she led on the NHS–USA Veterans’ Health Digital Health Exchange Programme and was co-founder of the Health Tech and You Awards with Axa PPP and the Design Museum. Her research interests are now in harnessing digital to improve personal health, and she is a PhD candidate in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) at UCL. She is also dedicated to creating a sustainable Whole School Wellbeing Community model for schools that builds relationships, discovers assets and develops life skills. She is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Digital Health Council. Julia has shared 2020health's research widely in the media (BBC News, ITV, Channel 5 News, BBC 1′s The Big Questions & Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 4 Today, PM and Woman's Hour, LBC) and has taken part in debates and contributed to BBC’s Newsnight, Panorama, You and Yours and ITV’s The Week.
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