PainChek, the world’s first regulatory-cleared medical device for pain assessment, and Care Control, the digital care management software provider, have today announced their integration at Health Plus Care – the UK’s leading collaborative event for the health and social care community.  

 The integration allows care providers to access PainChek’s AI and smart automation technology through the Care Control software, enabling them to deliver best-practice pain assessments for all residents, including those who may be unable to verbally communicate their pain. 

Designed for use within all types of care settings, Care Control’s cloud-based software incorporates electronic care planning, eMAR, HR management and compliance, reporting and analytics, and a ‘friends and family’ app that gives visibility of a loved one’s care plan, medication records and other key information to relatives. Care Control is an accredited supplier of NHSX Digital Social Care Records and is trusted by more than 37,000 carers in the UK.  

By introducing PainChek to the Care Control care management platform, care providers and staff now have a choice of multiple pain assessment interactions that facilitate proactive interventions at the point of care. This helps to enhance care management, promote best practice, and improve care outcomes.  

Tandeep Gill, PainChek’s head of business development UK&I, said: “Our integration with Care Control will enable its clients to enhance their technology-enabled dementia care, by allowing them to identify and effectively manage pain, even when pain isn’t obvious. Greater reliability and continuity in pain assessment informs better decision-making at the point of care, ensuring more positive outcomes for care home residents.” 

Amanda Hubbard, head of operations at Care Control, added: “Care Control is pleased to announce our partnership with PainChek. This unique integration shares key pain analysis information directly into Care Control’s data, to implement proactive solutions over time. With the support of PainChek technology, we continue to empower care teams to enhance the already expert person-centred care they provide.