Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Precision medical tech company demonstrates work with Parkinson’s

A Parkinson’s-focused precision medicine tech company has presented the results of its research with Sheffield’s Neurology Academy, demonstrating how digital transformation stands to improve management of Parkinson’s for patients whilst enabling providers to better target care.

Kinetikos Health has developed a suite of digital tools called Kinetikos4PD, including a medical-grade platform for healthcare professionals and a phone app for those living with Parkinson’s. Together, they allow clinicians to better manage treatment programmes and provide individuals with more control and visibility into how their condition is being treated.

The presentation brought together a select audience of researchers and healthcare professionals, including Dr Richard Genever and Sue Thomas from the Neurology Academy, alongside representatives from the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, Parkinson’s UK, Sheffield Care Commissioning Group, Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre and Healthwatch.

Pedro Teixeira of Kinetikos Health said” “Our platform offers significant benefits, from early detection when a patient’s condition changes, to tracking whether someone is taking their medication. For individuals with Parkinson’s, we believe it is very powerful to have access to this real-time data.

“The Kinetikos Health platform also allows clinicians to prioritise patients for follow-up, which is an important part of how we can help healthcare providers allocate resources more efficiently,” Teixeira continued. “We believe that by enabling better shared decision making between clinicians and the individuals they treat, we can improve outcomes.”

“This was a brilliant opportunity to present the benefits of the digital app to the range of people and organisations involved in Parkinson’s management across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS,” said Sue Thomas, a healthcare consultant for the Neurology Academy. “This includes those living with the condition, as well as consultants, specialist nurses, commissioners, providers, AHSN, and academics from the Universities of Sheffield and Hallam. It was agreed digital technology could improve patient outcomes as well as increasing service capacity and reducing costs.”

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