Liverpool Safe Steps to Release Tracker App
Liverpool-based health tech company Safe Steps releases Covid-19 tracker app for care homes.
06:08 08 May 2020
Safe Steps, a health-tech company based in Liverpool, has partnered with Greater Manchester Health & Care Authority to release a new Covid-19 tracker app for care homes. The move is part of a scheme that aims to monitor and manage the spread of the virus.
The app, which has been designed to speed up clinical decisions by providing improved visibility of residents with coronavirus, will be made available to more than 500 care homes across Greater Manchester in the next two weeks.
Professor Martin Vernon, a leading geriatrician and previously NHS England Clinical Director for Older People, said: "The need for accurate data during the Covid-19 crisis will require a rapid response by each care home to collect key elements about their resident's health status to help inform the NHS system about how best to support care home needs.
"The Safe Steps COVID-19 Core Data Tracker will streamline and speed-up this data collection - making it possible to access a real-time dashboard which will help us make the right strategic decisions at pace."
Managing director James Chapman added: "Our mission at Safe Steps is, ultimately, about using digital technology to enable people to grow older safely and to live longer healthier lives.
"We started this mission by helping to reduce the number of falls for our ageing population and are already working with numerous NHS bodies and care home partners.
"When the current pandemic really started to accelerate, we decided to use our technology and experience in this sector to rapidly build a new app - not because we had to, but because the team here are passionate about doing everything we can to help our ageing loved ones, relatives, neighbours stay safe."