Scottish Government’s Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme has been working to support the integration of both telehealth and telecare by driving improvement, integration and innovation. In response TEC established Digital Telecare to explore what would be needed to support Scottish Partnerships transition to a digital telecare service.
Hosted by the Scottish Local Government Digital Office, Digital Telecare has been working closely with Partnerships on this pressing agenda to identify challenges to ensure a smooth, safe, transition to a digital service for citizens in receipt of telecare in their home environments. The activities have also highlighted what Digital Telecare can do to support the need for change and the impact that doing nothing would have on citizens continuing to receive analogue telecare services.
Using a Once for Scotland approach, Digital Telecare has designed a Pathway which explores the stepping stones to achieve a digital transition through three phases: Discovery, Planning and Implementation. The Pathway is supported by a digital repository of guidance, advice and templates, the Digital Telecare Playbook.
Further detail is provided in the attached Guide to Digital Telecare. This package of information, in addition to experiential knowledge and expertise from across the Digital Office concerning this transformational change initiative, is accessible to all Partnerships in Scotland.
If you are ready to embark upon the digital telecare journey, please get in touch to discuss funding to facilitate bespoke tests and trials within your business and how Digital Telecare can support you at: firstname.lastname@example.org.