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Bield Awarded Silver Digital Telecare Implementation Award

Award. Digital Telecare. 26.01.2021

Digital Telecare for Scottish Local Government are delighted to confirm that Bield Housing and Care has been awarded the Silver Digital Telecare Implementation Award in recognition of the progress they have made on their analogue to digital telecare transition project.

To achieve Silver status, a telecare service provider must have successfully completed penetration testing and internal acceptance testing. This is one of the most challenging stages of the transition and frequently uncovers technical challenges which have to be overcome before further progress can be made. Successful completion of this stage clearly demonstrates the security and safety of the digital telecare solution Bield Housing and Care have implemented.

Bield Housing and Care have progressed swiftly through the initial stages of the digital telecare transition. They have been able to complete testing ahead of other telecare service providers and have been concentrating on rolling out digital alarms to service users. This puts them in a great position as they will be able to switch users on to a fully digital telecare service in mass.

Achieving the Silver Award is a significant achievement and robustly demonstrates the overall security and functionality of the digital telecare solution and enables Bield Housing and Care to confidently progress to testing with service users.

We extend our wholehearted congratulations to Bield Housing and Care and look forward to continuing to work with them as they progress towards the Gold Level One Digital Telecare Implementation Award.

For further information on the Digital Telecare Implementation Award Scheme, please visit our Digital Telecare Playbook.