Digital Telecare for Scottish Local Government are delighted to confirm that Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership has been awarded the Bronze Digital Telecare Implementation Award in recognition of the progress they have made on their analogue to digital telecare transition project.
To achieve Bronze status, a telecare service provider must have implemented a fully operational digital alarm receiving centre solution. This is the first major milestone in the transition to digital telecare and sets the foundations upon which the rest of the digital telecare transition will rest.
As one of the very first telecare service providers to begin the transition, the journey for Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership has been neither simple nor straight forward. When Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership started the transition to digital telecare, it became quickly apparent that the market of digital telecare solutions was not mature enough to support an easy transition and there have been numerous advances in our understanding of telecare needs. Early adopters like Perth and Kinross have therefore been trail blazers and the lessons they have learned, alongside the pitfalls they have uncovered have contributed significantly to the digital telecare landscape as a whole. By sharing these lessons, they are ensuring a smoother transition for telecare service providers that follow suit.
Achieving the Bronze Award is a significant achievement and now that this digital alarm receiving solution is in place, Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership can move towards the first phase of testing with alarms and peripherals.
We extend our wholehearted congratulations to Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership and look forward to continuing to work with them as they progress towards the Silver Digital Telecare Implementation Award.
For further information on the Digital Telecare Implementation Award Scheme, please visit our Digital Telecare Playbook.