InterSystems and Cognetivity partner up to support dementia detection tool

8 November 2021

Published in Digital Health on 17 May 2021

Cognetivity uses InterSystems’ IRIS for Health, to power its Integrated Cognitive Assessment (ICA), which tests how the brain reacts to certain types of images.

Conducted on an Apple iPad tablet, the Cognetivity ICA detects the earliest signs of disease before the onset of memory symptoms. The tool has already deployed at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust and is currently the subject of a UK government-funded study in collaboration with the Sussex Partnership NHS Trust and Alzheimer’s Research UK.

InterSystems’ IRIS for Health will facilitate the integration of the Cognetivity ICA platform with healthcare data systems, ensuring that critical information gets to the right person at the right time.

Jonathan El-Sharkawy, chief technology officer at Cognetivity, said: “The unique data management and integration capabilities of InterSystems IRIS platform are essential to what we do.

“They give us the interoperability and agility our cutting-edge technology requires to help transform dementia care pathways right across the NHS and to meet the accelerating demand for telemedicine and remote tools.”

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