Home care management software supplier CareLineLive has secured a £175,000 grant from Innovate UK to enable its expansion into remote monitoring.
Announcing the news, the company said the funding will support a research-led software development project that will extend its capability to collect meaningful data on the health and wellbeing of home care service users.
CareLineLive founder and managing director Josh Hough commented: “As a UK health tech scale-up, we were delighted to receive this funding to deliver further improvements in home care innovation. COVID-19 has both highlighted the urgent need for a more connected experience in the domiciliary care sector, as well as driven the rise in demand for the elderly to stay in their homes.
“We have purpose-built the CareLineLive solution to complete the circle of care, giving home care staff a platform to easily track and record their patients’ care, families the insight into their loved ones’ care, and patients the peace of mind that their care is being monitored seamlessly. The next step will be increased data insights enabling more proactive interventions. This will ultimately help to integrate person-centred care between all care providers in the future.”
CareLineLive total home care management system is designed to enable quick and easy rostering, real-time care visit monitoring, and integrates payroll and invoicing.
It also has a new ‘travel time estimates’ feature, giving care managers an accurate estimation of the journey a carer will take, and how long it will take them to do it.
The Innovate UK funding will help CareLineLive build on the foundation of this system and use data to provide an early warning system that delivers effective, efficient and compassionate care within service users’ homes, alleviating pressures on the NHS.
CareLineLive’s increased data insights will be developed and added to the system by June 2021.
Dr Jane Townson, CEO at UKHCA (United Kingdom Homecare Association), commented: “If technological solutions were integrated across social care and health, citizens could experience seamless services which are safer and tailored to individuals.
“Harnessing the power of ‘big data’ will enable better prediction of, and response to, people’s changing needs. The government must incentivise innovation in the care sector, by establishing a fund to develop and implement the best technology, so the UK becomes a global leader.”