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TEC Trends & Challenges in 2020

TEC Trends & Challenges in 2020

Date: 3 February 2020

As we enter a new decade, we asked key leaders of the TEC and health & care communities for their thoughts on how they see the technology enabled care sector developing into 2020 and beyond, which issues will become prevalent and what are the challenges we face. Hear from: Nicky Parker

Connected Powered Communities in Care

Connected Powered Communities in Care

Date: 27 January 2020

Following the recent publication of TEC Stories Care Homes , TSA Chief Executive Alyson Scurfield argues connectivity can deliver not only greater efficiencies and effectiveness within a care home setting but it crucially cuts to the heart of the personalisation agenda. We have an

Using Connected Care to Prevent Bed Blocking

Using Connected Care to Prevent Bed Blocking

Date: 29 November 2019

Kevin Anderson, UK Marketing Director for Tunstall Healthcare , talks us through the use of connected care in hospitals to transform technology in the NHS and reduce bed blocking in the wake of impending winter pressures. Hospital waiting times are at their worst-ever level and the latest

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

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

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

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

The Digital Difference

The Digital Difference

Date: 27 June 2019

The Digital Difference: how the transition to Digital will revolutionise health and social care In recognition of Digital Leaders Week, Gavin Bashar of Tunstall Healthcare explores the potential impact of the UK’s move from an analogue to digital communications network, and how this could

Disrupting the procurement process

Disrupting the procurement process

Date: 14 March 2019

Nathan Downing, TSA Associate, lifts the lid on the world of the DPS... The traditional approach via tenders and frameworks for equipment and service procurement for care settings is well established within the public sector - but there’s a new kid on the block in the form of the DPS, or Dynamic

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