#HealthPlusCare: Cura Systems reflections and next steps

Cura Systems, Health Plus Care Show 2019

This year’s Health Plus Care show did not disappoint. Last week was by far the best large format, health and social care conference Cura have ever had the pleasure to attend.

It was uplifting to be highlighted and chosen as a MUST SEE show exhibitor. Our discussion on how times are changing in care and GDPR compliant care technology created a buzz and had high and notable engagement. Not to mention, the artificially intelligent Cura Cat causing the puuuuuurfect attraction to the Cura stand for the likes of Vic Rayner of the National Care Forum and Sharon Allen from Skills for Care.

How technology assists in meeting CQC standards

Cura Systems, CQC Key Lines of EnquiryFindings from the CQC’s initial programme of comprehensive inspections in adult social care published as ‘The state of adult social care services 2014 to 2017’ showed what the sector can learn. A key theme that shone through in terms of high-quality services was a clear focus on person-centred care. Staffs really get to know people as people, understanding their interests, likes and dislikes. Always bearing in the forefront of their mind, would I want this for MY Mum?
Andrea Sutcliffe, chief inspector of adult social care for the CQC has continually urged health and social care providers to embrace innovative digital technologies to improve care delivery.
Although the CQC’s previous response to the adoption of technology during an inspection was down to that inspector’s personal views, they have made visionary moves in the recent revamp of the KLOEs to ensure care technology use is consistently reported on.

GDPR? What is it and what does it mean to your care organisation

Cura Systems, GDPR AwarenessPut May 25, 2018 in your diary as a significant date. This is when the Data Protection Act 1998 will be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

All personal information your care home has needs to be protected and handled in line with GDPR.

Personal information, in the GDPR context, is information that can identify living individuals (either on its own or on conjunction with other information already available).

We are committed to executing a robust data protection strategy to ensure Cura Systems is compliant with GDPR and other data protection legal requirements

Cura Systems, GDPR AwarenessWe have recruited a Data Compliance and Security Officer, Jessica Hiscock, on a full time basis to inform and advise Cura Systems and our employees about our obligations to comply with the GDPR and other data protection laws. More importantly, to provide us with the means to do so through the task of producing and implementing relevant policies and procedure, as well as spreading awareness and knowledge through training.

To serve our customers better, we begin with our employees

Cura Systems Support Team, Oustanding CareJust as Cura care planning system continually evolve with best of breed technology and functionality so must our staff and processes.

To this end, we have restructured our training and implementation team to better serve our growing list of customers. We have appointed a Client Solutions Specialist with deep domain knowledge of care homes and how they operate and reporting to our recently appointed National Service Delivery Manager.

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Cura Systems Achieves a Microsoft Gold Application Development Competency

Cura Care Home System, Microsoft CompetencyCura Systems demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.

The Microsoft Gold Competency distinguishes Cura Systems within the top 1% of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem, which is made up of 640,000 partners worldwide.

“Becoming a Microsoft Gold Application Development competency partner showcases our expertise and our commitment to the residential care technology market. It also demonstrates our deep knowledge of Microsoft and its products, which enables us to be technology advisors for our customer’s, able to meet their evolving business needs.”

Charmaine Chong – Managing Director, Cura Systems

Prevention is better than any cure!

Cura Systems, Care Safety SystemWe know things go wrong when least expected. Even when all the right procedures are in place how can you be 100% sure they have been properly applied?

As well as offering comprehensive care planning system, staff scheduling, medication management, electronic care plans, hand-over notes, mobile care monitoring, and time and attendance tracking, Cura can be used as an alert aid.