On 1st May, Stuart McMillan MSP hosted HAS Technology Group at the Scottish Parliament for an informative event highlighting the importance of prevention when it comes to health and social care.
The Greenock and Inverclyde MSP opened the evening before presentations were given by representatives from the Digital Health and Care Institute, Edinburgh Napier University, Loreburn Housing Association, Dumfries & Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) and ARMED (Advanced Risk Modelling for Early Prevention), which is one of HAS Technology’s solutions.
HAS Technology Group delivers innovative technology for the health and social care and facilities management sectors. The ARMED solution was developed here in Scotland to address issues of early intervention and falls prevention.
Commenting after the event, Stuart said:
“It was a pleasure to welcome HAS Technology Group to the Scottish Parliament to share their research and work with other MSPs and relevant groups.
“There’s no doubt that prevention is better than a cure, and it’s crucial that HSCPs are able to make use of management systems that enable them to provide high-quality care right from the start, leading to cost savings and them being more efficient.
“Ultimately though, it’s in the interests of everyone for our health and social care sector to be focused on early detection and prevention. HAS Technology is helping us do that, so I’m grateful to them and all the representative organisations in attendance for sharing their innovations and ideas at Holyrood.”
Brian Brown, Director of ARMED, said:
“We’re thankful to Stuart for hosting our parliamentary reception as it provided us with a great opportunity to showcase our work and network with relevant organisations and professionals.
“We are leading the way in Scotland at delivering not only the latest prevention technology but also solutions that enable those organising care to be more efficient and focus on quality. The success of ARMED demonstrates how investment in prevention can benefit everyone involved in the delivery of care. By reducing the need for emergency care we can increase the quality of life for citizens, and that’s got to be good news for our whole community.”
A white paper was launched at the event: WILL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SET THE STANDARD FOR FALLS DETECTION? -Understanding how data plays a significant role in facilitating healthy ageing and independent living.