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The Disruptors and the Displaced

The Disruptors and the Displaced

Date: 20 November 2017

By Paul Burstow 20 November 2017 Do you want to be the disruptor or the displaced? I posed this question at this year’s International Technology Enabled Care conference in Birmingham because, for me, it sums up the opportunity and the challenge facing UK TECS. How does the sector respond to the

EurekApp!

EurekApp!

Date: 20 November 2017

By Liz Ashall-Payne 20 November 2017 Think of any aspect of your health and wellbeing which you might want to improve upon. Have you ever tried to search the app store for a solution? You can be certain that an app already exists for it, there may even be upwards of a thousand! What is not

Harnessing the power of the disruptors

Harnessing the power of the disruptors

Date: 20 November 2017

By Steve Carefull 20 November 2017 A pilot service using Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to support people with social care needs is underway in Hampshire County Council. PA Consulting Group, which leads the Argenti Telehealthcare Partnership that runs the Council’s care technology service, has

The End of Grudge and Guilt

The End of Grudge and Guilt

Date: 20 November 2017

By Stuart Sheehy 20 November 2017 When and how will a consumer market develop for independent living technology? The question is definitely a matter of when, not if. The factors driving this are well known: Substantial growth in our older population; Improving medical technology, allowing people

Analogue to digital: are you ready?

Analogue to digital: are you ready?

Date: 22 September 2017

By Alyson Scurfield, Chief Executive of TSA 22 September 2017 By 2025, all analogue telephone services in the UK will be switched off and replaced by digital systems. Ofcom and telecommunications providers advise that systems relying on ‘voice-band data’, such as security and fire alarms, many

Care homes or care at home?

Care homes or care at home?

Date: 22 September 2017

By Paul Burstow 22 September 2017 When the NHS celebrates its 100th birthday in 2048 there will be over 100,000 centenarians living in the United Kingdom. What will that mean for health and care? Inevitably, much will have changed. So to scale-up 20th century solutions to meet anticipated demand

Maintaining Service Quality

Maintaining Service Quality

Date: 22 September 2017

22 September 2017 Paul Shead - TSA Chair I am delighted to be writing my first article for eLink since being elected Chair of TSA by the Board of Directors in June. This is an annual appointment, accountable to the Board, managing Board meetings and providing direct liaison between the Board and

How to deliver TEC services at scale

How to deliver TEC services at scale

Date: 22 September 2017

By Moira Mackenzie – NHS 24 22 September 2017 In the world of health and wellbeing, technology enabled care (TEC) is a relative newcomer. Scotland launched its TEC programme in 2014 in order to embed and expand technology at scale and demonstrate that it can be a cost-effective way to help improve

Maintaining a personal touch in an age of technology enabled care

Date: 29 August 2017

By Alyson Scurfield, Chief Executive of TSA 29 August 2017 This blog was first published on the Independent Age website Technology in our daily lives When we think of care, we naturally think of the important contributions of our friends, partners and family as well doctors, nurses, social workers

Start with Why

Start with Why

Date: 26 July 2017

Steve Carefull PA Consulting/Argenti 26 July 2017 Online shopping, holiday booking, dating, e-learning, banking, ordering a cab or a curry; many areas of our lives have been changed by the shift to digital channels. Support for health and wellbeing too is offered digitally, from fitness monitors

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