The benefits of technology-enabled care

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The benefits of technology-enabled care

Postby wendy » 28 Jul 2018, 09:26

The Rt Hon Professor Paul Burstow, the president of the TEC Services Association, reflects on the potential of technology-enabled care to transform health and care.

Technology has always played an essential role in the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions; however, the focus has traditionally been around hospitals and acute care. Yet, much of health, wellbeing and care actually happens in the community – in peoples’ own homes, GP practices and health centres, in supported housing and care homes. There is increasing interest from both NHS and local government in more personalised, predictive, proactive and preventive approaches using remote monitoring to reduce the risk of hospital admissions, enable earlier discharges and support informal carers. Throughout the UK, albeit with significant variation, health and care practitioners are able to assess for and provide a range of technology-enabled care (TEC) into people’s own homes and other community settings to support independent living – from alarm call systems, fire safety infrastructure and fall detectors to glucose and blood pressure monitoring. ... are/87408/
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