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People are doing it for themselves

People are doing it for themselves

Date: 29 November 2019

The current acceleration in technology development enables people and builds a more inclusive society, says Care England's Martin Green, and TSA's TEC Stories embodies the spirit of autonomy and independence for those who need it most. For too long we have disabled people. The beauty of

Following the clues (and the data) to prevent falls

Following the clues (and the data) to prevent falls

Date: 29 October 2019

Data gleaned from TEC has to be put into context, interpreted and given meaning, says Gerry Hodgson from Cascade3d, to prevent falls in frailty and ensure interventions take place. We all know that falls are a huge issue. They cost the NHS more than £2bn a year and it is estimated that half of

Driving digital inclusion - Why WiFi in a care setting matters

Driving digital inclusion - Why WiFi in a care setting matters

Date: 29 October 2019

According to a UN report, the right to internet access, also known as the right to broadband or freedom to connect, is a right to be enjoyed by all but in UK care homes this provision is shockingly low. Carl Atkey from Appello sets out the broad benefits and suggests there are cost effective ways

Highlights of ITEC Conference 2019

Highlights of ITEC Conference 2019

Date: 18 October 2019

DAY ONE Conference commenced with CEO Alyson Scurfield and President Paul Burstow meeting and greeting exhibitors and headline partners around the exhibition hall, setting the scene for what attendees could expect at the UK’s seminal conference for TEC. Hall 1 auditorium hosted the plenary

Digital Switchover: Are we focusing on the destination rather than the journey?

Digital Switchover: Are we focusing on the destination rather than the journey?

Date: 27 September 2019

Digital transformation is not a destination; it’s a journey that may take housing and care providers years to complete, says Jon Marshall of Securus Group, but there are ways to form a comfortable bridge between the two systems. Providers will face a number of commercial and operational

The Vigilence of Cyber Security in TEC

The Vigilence of Cyber Security in TEC

Date: 27 September 2019

The older analogue alarm systems presented a natural barrier to ‘cyber threats’, at least for end user devices. So, the shift to digital highlights a need for vigilance in terms of cyber and data security that cannot be ignored by Steve Sadler, Associate Technical Lead at TSA Telecare

Navigating the Digital Transition

Navigating the Digital Transition

Date: 3 September 2019

In response to fears surrounding the impending analogue to digital shift, a halfway house solution is offered to smooth the choppy waters of transitioning your telephony and telecare infrastructure by Max Stevens, CSL Group We are all aware of the issues that are (or will be) caused by the

Why Isn't Our TEC Industry Booming?

Why Isn't Our TEC Industry Booming?

Date: 3 September 2019

New digital solutions will enable both preventative activities, a means of sharing data and provide services that will appeal to consumers, by Adrian Scaife, Alcuris Ltd. On first glance the numbers of people using our services should be growing year on year along with the success of our

TSA at Digital Innovation in Care Homes

TSA at Digital Innovation in Care Homes

Date: 30 August 2019

Leeds Becket University was the venue for a Digital Innovation in Care Homes event in partnership with Leeds City Council to showcase good practice and new digital innovations in care homes. To the delight of the organisers and speakers, and in spite of the summer holidays, it was standing room

How Technology Can Help Care

How Technology Can Help Care

Date: 5 August 2019

A digital shift over a period of six to seven years presents local authorities with an opportunity to fundamentally redesign their TEC systems, taking advantage of emerging digital technology so they can provide proactive, not reactive services. But it also presents them with many challenges. One

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