Digital Telecare for Scottish Local Government are delighted to confirm that Falkirk Council and Health and Social Care Partnership have 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 Falkirk Council and Health and Social Care Partnership have implemented.
Falkirk Council and Health and Social Care Partnership have progressed swiftly through the initial stages of the digital telecare transition by utilising lessons learned and templates within the Digital Telecare Playbook as support. They have been able to complete testing ahead of other telecare service providers which puts them in a good position to begin the planned roll-out of their digital services in the near future.
Achieving the Silver Award is a significant achievement and robustly demonstrates the overall security and functionality of the digital telecare solution. This enables Falkirk Council and Health and Social Care Partnership to confidently progress to testing with service users.
We extend our wholehearted congratulations to Falkirk Council and Health and Social Care Partnership 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.