This may be just me, but the information on the uMotif programme seems to be a little vague in places and I was wondering if anybody could clarify a couple of things.
As far as I understand (which admittedly I really don't) uMotif is linked to SBRI Healthcare which:
'supports a programme of competitions inviting companies to come forward with their ideas and new technologies for known NHS challenges' (SBRI website).
uMotif appear to be claiming that use of the ' uMotif Platform' (whatever this is) could save the NHS £20 million per annum; the savings, in terms of Parkinson's patients, seem to be expected to come about through 'empowering' PWP to 'manage their medication and improve their health behaviors'. I'm not sure I see quite where the savings are coming from, unless the suggestion is that using an app will be a substitute for face to face appointments with medical professionals?
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I don’t really understand what this actually means in practice, but I worry about unwittingly handing over my confidential health data to private companies.
Sorry for the long post, just trying to get a fully informed understanding of this before deciding whether to sign up.