The quality of Mental Health support in the workplace impacts business
Written by Alyssa Clark
As part of its lasting commitment to supporting Trusts and commending the outstanding achievements of NHS staff, ID Medical presented Shameem Zia Gissa with the ‘Young Achiever Award’, an award which pays tribute to Michael McNally, a Finance Cadet whose young life was sadly cut short in 2011.
This award celebrates the achievement of an inspirational young person (aged 14 to 24) who has made an outstanding contribution to the life of a service user or the work of the Trust.
Harjit Nandha, Mental Health division manager at ID Medical is pictured presenting Shameem Zia Gissa with her Young Achiever Award. Shameem, a clinical psychology student, took on the task of developing a booklet for Muslim carers and families to overcome the possible inequalities experienced by Muslim people with learning difficulties.
Harjit commented: “I felt extremely privileged to present Shameem with the Young Achiever Award.
“With 1 in 4 people in the UK experiencing a mental health problem, ID Medical understands the importance of having the sustained presence of highly specialised and committed mental health professionals to deliver high quality care to patients experiencing mental health difficulties.
“It is clear that Shameem has played a key role in helping Mersey Care become the esteemed and reputable mental health trust that it is today.
“Our involvement with Mersey Care’s Positive Achievement Awards gave us the opportunity to join the trust in recognising those awe-inspiring individuals making a positive influence. I would like to say special thanks to Mersey Care NHS Trust for enabling us to be a part of the event and congratulations once again to all nominated staff.”
Chief executive of Mersey Care NHS Trust Joe Rafferty said: “It is the support we receive from sponsors that makes it possible for us to celebrate and honour in a fitting way those who improve the lives of those we serve.”
BBC TV Breakfast Show business reporter Stephanie McGovern and Everton footballing legendDerek Temple were also among the award presenters.
NeuTigers: edge AI in healthcare
What is edge AI?
Edge AI is essentially a combination of edge computing and artificial intelligence. Algorithms are processed locally - directly on a mobile device or server - rather than in the cloud. This reduces cost, computing power and energy requirements. There are also claims that edge AI is so fast it is possible to reach near real-time analytics.
Edge AI devices include smart speakers, smart phones, laptops, robots, self-driven cars, drones, and surveillance cameras that use video analytics.
Who is NeuTigers?
NeuTigers is a spin-off company from Princeton University, formed in 2018 to apply edge AI and machine learning to solve challenges in healthcare, energy, productivity, and security.
With offices in Princeton, NJ, the company is based at one of the top AI accelerator programs of FutureLabs in New York, and has also established a subsidiary in Nice, France.
How is NeuTigers applying edge AI to healthcare?
The NeuTigers AI Technology Stack uses deep neural networks that mimic how the human brain perceives and interprets the world. The company has developed the StarDeepTM Smart Health Platform for health monitoring and biomedical imaging, to improve the accuracy and speed of diagnosing diseases.
NeuTigers say the platform has the potential to monitor and screen for thousands of conditions, when used in combination with medical devices and smart sensors already deployed in healthcare settings.
Are there any real world examples?
In January NeuTigers launched CovidDeep, a tool that predicts COVID-19 with more than 90% accuracy, using physiological data from a wristband along with blood pressure and blood oxygen readings. It then analyses the data and gives a prediction within two minutes.
This week NeuTigers announced a new study to detect the early signs of complications with sickle cell anaemia. Conducted at a hospital in Paris, the research will begin by looking at changes to skin response, heart beat, sleep and temperature to predict an acute episode of sickle cell anaemia, and how this impacts on the patients’ disease conditions and quality of life.
The second phase of the project is to expand with prospective studies across different sites in EU, Africa and the US to explore the models' accuracy and clinical effectiveness.
Adel Laoui, CEO and founder of NeuTigers, says: “The best way to deal with a crisis is to avoid it happening in the first place. We are now entering a new era where medical early warning systems have become a reality.
“We are excited at the possibility of deploying a technology that can save lives of patients dealing with sickle cell anaemia. The potential of the StarDeep platform to dramatically improve patient outcomes while slashing some of the highest costs of healthcare makes it one of the most exciting developments in preventative personal medicine.”