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TSA TEC Blog

Welcome to the TSA blog. Browse the articles below or use the tags to list articles relevant to a particular subject.

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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

Putting the customer first

Date: 26 July 2017

Nick Rutter, Sprue Aegis & Pilgrim Beart, DevicePilot 26 July 2017 As Telecare makes the leap to digital, prevention becomes cheaper than cure. Addicted to cure? In the UK around 85% of telecare data traffic is ‘inbound’ from the home, typically when a resident presses a panic button. But in Spain

How to co-design digital technologies

How to co-design digital technologies

Date: 26 July 2017

Dr Victoria Betton mHabitat 26 July 2017 Involving end users – patients, citizens and practitioners - in the process of design and development means that digital technologies are more likely to be feasible, engaging and underpinned by evidence of what works. The mHabitat team helps the NHS, wider

Making the Leap from A to D

Date: 25 July 2017

Paul Allis Brain in Hand 25 July 2017 Faced with increasing demand for services and tightening budgets, commissioners and providers expect digital technology to play a significant role in the transformation of healthcare services. The push to harness the opportunities digital technology can

How to prepare for a QSF audit

Date: 18 July 2017

By Karen Bridgewater, Dudley Telecare Service 18th July 2017 Positive relationships rarely start with a cool assessment of faults and failures. The same goes for audits. Like everything else in life audits can be good, bad or indifferent and many of us will have experienced several of them –

Turning a tipping point into a case for TECs

Date: 18 July 2017

By Paul Burstow 18 July 2017 Last week Andrea Sutcliffe, CQC’s Chief Inspector of Social Care said that the care system remained fragile and at risk of reaching a tipping point. Health and social care has been evolving in different ways in each of the Home Nations since devolution but the

Digital Shift: Managing the Digital Transition

Digital Shift: Managing the Digital Transition

Date: 30 June 2017

By Steve Sadler - TSA 30th June 2017 Most Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS) in the UK come in the form of alarm services, for the benefit of 1.7 million older and vulnerable people living at home. These services support independent living through care at a distance, and rely upon remote

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