We want to move to a proactive, preventative and targeted care model.
This can only be done by integrating physical and digital services across health and social care. So we developed cAir:ID.
cAir:ID has the individual at the heart of it’s system.
A desire to work more close with service delivery modes and organisations including Housing Associations, Adult Social Care and the NHS inspired by working with the government lobbying with Baroness Sally Greengross for the enhanced rights for older people on the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia and Ageing and Older People.
Every day is different, and we make changes that impact families and people they care for.
Simplicity and structure in a very complex environment and everyone who uses it loves it!
More customisable and enhanced by technology but will with caring at the centre.
I have a varied professional background with a couple of big twists! I started out on the path to be a professional cellist, but I quickly realised it was not the right path for me. I went on to study Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science at The University of Edinburgh after which I started / ran / was involved in several companies covering digital multi-room audio, online booking systems, renewable energy (particularly the technology and systems surrounding wind turbines), then app development and finally I moved into the care sector.
I believe serendipity is partially responsible for my move into care. I was looking for a new engaging project and had a few opportunities to choose from. The opportunity to architect and build the Axela Innovations systems fitted well with my objectives. Throughout my career I have enjoyed building systems and products that improve peoples’ lives and the environment. The move into care gave me the opportunity to use my skills on a project that has a direct and positive impact on people’s lives.
The most enjoyable part of my work in care is the people. There are great people in all walks of life, but there seems to be a high concentration of them in the care sector. It is nice to be surrounded by people who are dedicated to looking after those in need, and do so with a real positivity in a sector that has been denied the resources it needs. They really do have the best intentions at heart and a laudable positivity. This gives me real motivation.
From the outset, there has been a strong vision for cAir backed with clear objectives. It has been an interesting challenge to architect and build a system that is robust, secure and scalable, drawing on the best practice and the latest techniques. I love seeing it all come together and put to good use. I get particular satisfaction from improvements made to the systems after receiving feedback from their use by those who are delivering the care. That is when I am confident the software is doing its job.
We are at the beginning of a period of adoption of technology in the care sector. Record keeping, information access, connected devices, smart systems and the intelligent use of data will help identify trends and catch health problems earlier. Technology will play an important role in freeing up time for our carers to truly support, practically and emotionally, those in need. Our population is aging and we need to be confident we are providing the best care possible. We will all need it one day.
As Chairman of the Axela group, it was set up to deliver on the vison of changing the way people view healthcare by supporting the care lifecycle and making care assessable to all. For a long time, I wanted to make a difference, which itinually took my into the world of advertising and then technology and finally back to care.
My journey to healthcare started from a child watching my mum work her way through the ranks as a porter, care worker, manager and owner. Setting up my first care agency allowed me to take some of the learnings from other industries and bring them across. Which thankfully has allowed us to still be in business as for so long.
I love the passionate individuals that work in care not just in community care but also in other community settings and, the passion that they all give and the drive they have to make peoples life’s better. The difference it can make to someone’s life, not just for the long term but just sitting was someone hand finding out about their life can be so amazing, the journeys they have been on.
We set out to create a system that everyone said couldn’t be build or would never be needed. What we have seen over the last 6-8months is a real shift to people owning their own data and wanting to be a part of their care. cAir:ID is product that is one place for all health and social care information to be held on a person, allowing them to control how that data is interacted with. cAir:ID allows for proactive care, by monitoring and support the changing needs of a person, something I think is very unique at the moment.
The future of care, is very exciting. We will be seeing more acronyms such as AI, RPM, EHR. However what I think will continue is people be woke to what’s going on with their health and the care that they receive and being conscious of moving to proactive care.