Scottish health and social care colleagues have been reminded to ‘save the date’ for a major virtual programme which will run from December 1st - 11th 2020.

Digital health and care solutions have had a year of rapid scale up and development. Taking time to reflect and learn about how digital solutions in Scotland and internationally have grown and been adopted is the focus of this year’s ‘DigiFest’. Understanding the challenges and the opportunities experienced is an important part of knowledge exchange and how we improve our digital health and care ecosystem.

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone and for staff working to innovate and deliver person-centered services. Digital tools, services and approaches have had a higher profile than ever before and are recognised as making a key contribution to delivering health and care services going forward.

For the first time, this event will be delivered as a virtual programme, taking place from the 1st – 11th December 2020.  ‘DigiFest2020’ explores the latest developments, issues and achievements for all those working to deliver digitally enabled health, housing and social care services.

'DigiFest2020' will be an opportunity to reflect on our experiences and explore key developments with contributions from Scotland, the wider UK and international colleagues.

Topics which will feature include:

  • Learning from rapid scale up - supporting new delivery models in primary care;
  • Scottish and international experiences of video enabled consultation;
  • The role of Remote Health Pathways in rebuilding and maintaining momentum and resilience;
  • The National Performace Framework and contribution of digital approaches;
  • The housing sector; housing and innovation;
  • Transforming local systems and the Scottish Approach to Service Design;
  • The care sector - Innovating in 2020;
  • Supporting social care innovation and care at home;
  • Progressing digital telecare;
  • Scotland's national digital platform;
  • Working in partnership to deliver digital inclusion;
  • Learning from Discover Digital - curating a resource to support citizen use of digital tools;
  • How we collect and use data to support service improvement;
  • Digital health and care through the lens of the WHO Sustainable Development Goals.