Digital cognitive screening

Minnemera is a digital screening app consisting of self-administered tests with immediate delivery of results. By comparing patients’ results with normative data, clinical practitioners  including doctors, psychologists, and occupational therapists can quickly detect cognitive abnormalities.

Patients who are found to have no deviations receive a baseline value which functions as an important point of comparison, should the patient be diagnosed later. This also means that doctors and psychologists can monitor patients’ cognitive progression over time, and act quickly if any neurocognitive changes are detected.

 
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STEP 1: SCREENING

The patient visits a health centre or other healthcare provider and takes the tests on one of Minnemera’s tablets, without any staff needing to be with them.

STEP 2: ANALYSIS

The results are automatically corrected and form the basis from which a clinician may decide whether the patient should be referred to a specialist for further investigation.

STEP 3: FOLLOW-UP

The next time the patient takes the tests, the outcome can be compared to previous results. In this way, the patient’s mental progression can be monitored.

 

Evidence-based tests

The screening includes a number of tests for assessment of neurocognitive functions, including basic self-assessment forms. One screening takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. The following neurocognitive functions are measured:

  • Decision-making abilities

  • Attention

  • Perception

  • Memory

  • Learning

  • Language

The results generate a cognitive profile that is presented as a general overview before further analysis can be undertaken by qualified healthcare professionals. The tests are completely evidence-based and developed according to established neuropsychological research and practice. In addition, each new screening contributes to expanding and refining the service’s own comparison base.
 

 

Making a difference in several ways

 

SIMPLIFIED SCREENING PROCESS

Reduced administration for staff
Highly trained staff do not need to lead or correct paper samples, and can spend more time on diagnosis, care and patient meetings.  

Reduced anxiety in patients
With faster response times, patients do not have to hover in uncertainty for long periods of time, which in itself can be a great mental strain.

 

IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS

Increased reliability
As the tests are digital, they are always carried out in the exact same way, which increases their clinical and scientific accuracy.

Refined referrals
The app collects large amounts of data which makes it easier for healthcare professionals to make safe assessments and remit to the right specialist care.
 

IMPROVED FOLLOW-UP

Compare care methods
When patients’ mental and cognitive health can be monitored, it is also easier to evaluate the effects of different treatments.

Easier sharing of results
The digital format enables for detailed cognitive profiles to be shared between different healthcare institutions.