Ruli Pennington is senior healthcare writer for i-D Information Daily & a frequent contributor to Public Service Digital. She is passionate about better public services, devolution & women's football. From Jan 2017 Ruli will write leaders for i-D & PSD@unruliP
Councils, developers and other digital innovators are uploading details of ‘care apps’ and their local digital innovations (LDIs) to a new, free-to-access online platform gaining exposure and sharing to succeed in the process.
Public Service Digital Exchange (PSDeXchange) is a free to access platform for showcasing digital innovation by and for public services. Owners and developers of digital innovations can upload details in two categories, ‘Care Apps’ and ‘Local Digital Innovations’ (LDIs)
The Care Apps showcase is supporting the ADASS Care Apps conference and showcase 7 March 2017 in Birmingham. Products uploaded to PSD eXchange will also be considered for inclusion in the live showcase on 7 March and will be entered for the PSD eXchange Local Digital Innovation Awards
The Local Digital Innovations showcase is linked with Socitm’s Better Connected programme which tracks and analyses digital performance in local authorities and other local public services.
LDIs are also indexed on the Better Connected website and the project named and linked from the relevant local authority page (every UK local authority has its own page on the Better Connected site).
Both public and private sector organisations can upload completed projects and work in progress to PSD eXchange free of charge
PSD eXchange showcased projects so far include:
RemindMeCare for the care of the elderly, those with dementia, carers and families.
The 24/7 grid tool a simple but inspiringly visual way to design an effective support package around someone’s life.
MedsMinder an app to help people improve their control of taking medications
Canary Care a passive, unobtrusive, activity monitoring system for elderly or vulnerable people and their carers and families.
PainSense a new clinical pathway aimed to improve the care and outcomes for patients living with chronic pain
What AT or What Assistive Technology a brand new app currently focussed on solutions for those who are blind or visually impaired but being developed with new products, new categories, and new disability coverd
Safe+Well™ a one-stop solution to people buying daily living aids.
Kinesis QTUG™ objective, evidence based assessment of falls risk, frailty and mobility.
3rings plug family/carer frail/elderly activity alert system that does not rely on an internet connection
NurseBuddy is a cloud-based care management software, with a web application and dedicated mobile app.
Local Offer simple, elegant resource for information and services relating to special educational needs.
Fieldreach®, enaables community health clinicians to manage their visits and ensure real-time operational management of demand using mobile devices. Project owner: Stuart Potchinsky
ScanStation Android app enabling customers to self-scan documents to support a range of services.
‘Everybody Active’ is a digital self-care solution based on a sophisticated CBT-led (cognitive behaviour therapy) technology.
Lantern - easy-to-use web tool that allows people to identify their own social care eligibility, reducing staff time spent on calls and costs
Patchwork - By connecting professionals across multiple organisations, Patchwork helps make life easier for practitioners — which means less time spent at their desks
Hometouch - Search and Data engine for social care supply
Cupris Health Platform enables the secure and patient-controlled sharing of medical history and clinical images to enable communication and clinical examination with smartphone-connected medical devices. It can be used by GPs, ENT surgeons, nurses, carers or patients themselves.
Alcove - remote monitoring of fril elderly by family and carers