Industry and academia collaborate to enhance patient care through provision of assistive tech
An exciting new collaboration between the University of Huddersfield and Prism Healthcare will see industry and academia working together to enhance patient care through the provision of “cutting-edge” assistive technology.
Prism Healthcare will provide a range of healthcare devices for a new learning suite for occupational health and physiotherapy students at the University of Huddersfield. The assistive devices will offer students the opportunity to get hands-on experience with clinical care equipment.
Students will gain insight and understanding of how the devices can be used safely and effectively while maintaining exceptional levels of patient care.
Academics from the School of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield will also be offering their knowledge and expertise to review and endorse a series of training packages that Prism Healthcare has developed for delivery to clinical practitioners across the country. The review will confirm that the training meets clinical care standards and quality.
Paul Morton, Chief Executive Officer at Prism Healthcare, commented: “Training and education form a fundamental part of the Prism Healthcare business and we know the direct impact this has on the achievement of high-quality standards of care. So, we are particularly delighted to be working with the University of Huddersfield and to have this opportunity to share our product and therapeutic expertise in moving, handling and bathing.”
Professor Paul Bissell, Dean of the School of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield, added: “Working in partnership with businesses is important to ensure that our students and staff are kept abreast of new cutting-edge technological developments from the commercial sector. This helps us to better inform our engaged teaching and applied research – ensuring that our students and staff are making a real world impact on people and places.
“We look forward to collaborating with Prism Healthcare both to enrich our learning environment for our students and to provide Prism Healthcare with academic insight into their products and services.”
Prism Medical recently launched its new OT App, which was developed as a ‘go-to’ resource for healthcare professionals. A wealth of information is available on the app, from Prism Medical device specifications and high-res imagery, to ‘how-to’ videos and product demonstrations.