Innovate UK award Invatech Health and Cardiff University a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Grant to look at care home medicines management data.
The Knowledge Transfer Partnership is a scheme by Innovate UK to encourage academic knowledge and innovation to be fast tracked in to the wider society and commercial companies.
The grant supports an associate for three years to have access to university facilities and expertise who is charged with transferring this knowledge in to a commercial world.
Invatech Health and Cardiff University who have a long-standing relationship in to research in to care home medicines management went through the Innovate UK competition to be awarded the KTP.
The project will look at how the prescribing, dispensing and medicines administration data collected by Invatech Health’s ATLAS eMAR family of products and the TITAN pharmacy platform can be used to identify risk, predict outcomes and make early interventions to safeguard residents and improve care.
Invatech Health are pleased to announce that Dr Fiona Headley has been appointed as the KTP associate and has already started work on this project which is named “Big Data for Better Care Homes”.
Fiona began her career working as a care assistant in a residential home in Somerset. She then completed both a BSc in Global Public Health and MBBS degree at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Following this, she worked in the NHS as a junior doctor. It was during this time that she developed an increasing interest in healthcare technology and how this can be used to improve care, clinical outcomes and efficiency.
Fiona will be posting all about her journey on the Big Data for Better Care Homes blog.
For any questions, suggestions or to get involved email Fiona at HeadleyF@cardiff.ac.uk.