Michael Seres, Patient advocate and inventor of Ostom-i, has been named in HSJ’s prestigious Top Innovators list for the second year running. The list recognises people whose ideas and leadership have changed ways of working, fostered and led to more innovation, and given inspiration to others.
Michael works relentlessly to improve the lives of fellow patients by ensuring they are at the centre of health services. The Ostom-i Alert sensor, developed by Michael as a patient on a hospital transplant ward, clips on to any ostomy bag, collecting data as the bag fills and transmits it to an application on the patient’s mobile phone. The data can be e-mailed to healthcare staff, and the app alarms when the bag needs emptying.
“We’re proud and privileged that Michael is part of Monmouth. His passion, fresh ideas and dedication challenges us all to think in new ways about how to better to support patients,” said Monmouth’s Director, Mark Duman.
“We’re delighted that HSJ has recognised the importance of the patient voice in this list. Fantastic strides are being made to engage patients and the public, yet still much more needs to be done. We hope Michael’s example will encourage others to do more to improve the patient experience and health outcomes.”
To learn more about Monmouth’s ‘Listening to Patients’ services and how to access them, please contact Amy Wynne-Jones on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07534 980 743.
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