Digital cognitive screening

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

Patients who are found to have normal values receive a baseline value; this is an important comparison point, should the patient be diagnosed later. This also means that doctors and psychologists can monitor patients’ cognitive progression over time, acting quickly should they detect neurocognitive changes.

 
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STEP 1: SCREENING

The patient visits a health centre or other healthcare provider and does 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 they form the basis from which a doctor or psychologist may decide whether the patient should be referred to a specialist for further investigation.

STEP 3: FOLLOW-UP

The next time the patient does the tests, the results can be compared to those from all previous times. In this way, one has a picture of the patient’s mental progression.

 

Evidence-based battery of tests

The screening includes tests of neurocognitive functions and basic self-assessment forms and 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 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 increased opportunities for screening and faster response times, patients do not have to wait for long periods of time for a clear decision, 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 exactly the same way, which increases their clinical and scientific accuracy.

Refined referrals
The tests collect large amounts of data which make it easier for healthcare professionals to make safe assessments and refer to the right specialist care.
 

IMPROVED FOLLOW-UP

Opportunity to compare care methods
Because it is easier to follow the patients’ mental and cognitive health, it is also easier to evaluate the effects of different treatments.

Easier sharing of results
Digital formats mean that detailed cognitive profiles can easily be shared between different healthcare institutions.