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Smart with your Heart: Digital Health Technologies

24 Oct, 2019

Digital Health Technologies

Collaborating is in our blood. Partnering with like-minded businesses is how we work, enabling us to improve lives, especially in the healthcare sector.

Funded by Innovate UK, Bitjam has partnered with a large hospital trust, and three innovative health technology companies to deliver ‘Smart with your Heart’.

The £1.2 million project at University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) is enabling heart failure patients to better care for themselves and prevent readmissions into the hospital.

With the support of community staff at Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, 300 patients are piloting 3 digital health technologies:

Florence is a telehealth SMS service powered by Bitjams software and Simpletelehealths methodology. It enables patients to respond to text messages asking how they are feeling compared to their last text message – same, better or worse, or ask how they are against a professionally designed symptom checker. Information is collated by the telehealth co-ordinator and circulated to clinicians if necessary.

Recap Health is an online health library holding videos and information tailored to patients’ need and condition, aiding self-managed care.

“Patients are better informed and better able to self care effectively”

Recap Health

“So far, the technology is working. I’m still on the recovery path but using Florence and the Recap Health means I don’t have to keep going back to hospital and I feel that there is help and support should I need it.”

Kelly, patient

he final tool in the box of these heart failure patients is i-Navigator . A social prescribing tool, which is a key component in the NHS vision of Universal Personalised Care. Patients can be easily referred to link workers from range of local health and public service agencies. Self-referral is encouraged.

We are living in an age where smartphones have become instruments for creating monumental change for individuals, social groups, cultures and communities around the globe. It is estimated that this project alone could lead to 24,000 fewer hospital admissions in the region, 240,000 fewer bed days and save the NHS £60m.

Bitjam was created to be a part of this positive change. From geeking out combining music with technology to working with Australian healthcare providers on important projects, using technology for social good is at the forefront of what we do. Our work with the public sector, including healthcare, charities and education, continues to inspire us. We’ve learnt about so many issues that affect many people around the world on a daily basis and had the chance to brainstorm with some incredible people to create simple technological solutions.

It was great to be working alongside the main partners of an innovative piece of work to make an impact on enhancing patient care. For more information on the Smart with your Heart project please contact UHNM.

Information Leaflet – UHNM

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B Corps application

9 Oct, 2019

B Corporation: Application stage

Here at the Smart Innovation Hub we are looking to the future and using our expertise in business as a force for good.

Bitjam has strong ethical values and we are adept at utilising technology for social good. That’s why we are in the process of applying for B Corps certification. B Corp status is described as being the business equivalent to the Fair Trade certification for goods

The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high quality jobs with dignity and purpose.

B Corps

We are in the process of completing the rigorous questions on how our company interacts with workers, customers, community, and environment. 

We believe the invest we are making into the application will shine a light on what we do and what we stand for as a company. Our commitment towards improving society and the environment remains strong and working together with Keele University and being based within the Keele Smart energy network demonstrator (SEND) will help us to continually improve.

The combination of third-party validation, public transparency, and legal accountability help Certified B Corps build trust and value. B Corp Certification is administered by the non-profit B Lab. For more information please visit their website.

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Office move: Keele Smart Innovation Hub

9 Oct, 2019

The team at Bitjam Ltd has been busy recently, we are excited to have moved into the new offices of the Smart innovation Hub at Keele Science Park. 

We were privileged to be selected as one of the first select group of businesses to relocate into the new Hub, giving us the unique opportunity to grow our business and benefit from collaborations with leading academics, talented students, and other like-minded businesses.

“As a software research and development company we want to make new partnerships and expand existing relationships. The Science Park has not only given us access to University expertise, but also a network of like-minded companies.”

Carl Plant, Managing Director, Bitjam Ltd

Funded by Staffordshire County Council the Smart Innovation Hub is a brand new multi-million pound start-of-the-art landmark building housing modern business accommodation and innovative support.

Bitjam Ltd are now expanding innovation services through the access we have to the Keele Deal and the Keele Business Gateway, to reach our full potential with the aim of growing a positive culture of innovation and research within the region.

Read more about the Keele Deal and the £70 million fund for economic growth. We are proud to be part of this mammoth economic tranformation of our local area of North Staffordshire.

We will be continuing our exciting innovation work on digital health projects and using our expertise to step into the area of satellite technology, starting with our own satellite tracking station.

We’d love to show you around the shiny new office, contact Carl at Bitjam for a meeting.