Join us to engage in the art of the possible and explore what a cutting-edge national approach to Digital Telecare Data could look like in Scotland.
This workshop will invite attendees to engage in the art of the possible and to explore what a cutting-edge national approach to Digital Telecare Data could look like in Scotland, and how this could be harnessed to drive continuous improvement, innovation and ultimately to achieve better outcomes for Scottish citizens.
Moving from analogue to digital telecare services is no longer an option, it is a necessity. We are just over five years away from traditional telephony services being completely switched off as the UK’s telecommunications infrastructure is upgraded solely to digital connectivity. It is clear that this shift is already well in motion, with telecommunication organisations intent on making the change irrespective of the readiness of telecare service providers.
Currently some 132,000 citizens in Scotland receive Telecare services, 71% of whom are over the age of 75, and with an aging population this figure is only going to increase. The transition to digital telecare raises a fundamental question, will digital telecare data be the same as analogue telecare data, and how do we achieve more? Analogue telecare data is characterised by management at a local level and manual processes, but what might a national approach utilising real time data and predictive analytics be able to achieve?
Technology has truly transformed the way we live our lives and interact with everyday services. It is already having a massive impact on health and care across Scotland however, the services that have been provided to date have been built on traditional technology and connectivity and with these mediums disappearing very soon and digital becoming the ‘norm’, we really have a huge opportunity to fundamentally change the way we deliver our services.
The transition to digital telecare is one such opportunity. Do we want to:
actively improve services?
take full advantage of the innovations a digital system can offer?
to continue evolving and adapting to changing citizen needs and new technological possibilities?
To utilise real time digital data processes and predictive analytics?
And through all of this to ultimately create better outcomes for all involved?
If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’, then an innovative approach to data must be at the heart of what we do.
Open to anyone interested in contributing to our vision for the future of digital telecare data in Scotland, the workshop will be divided into two main sections: Inspiration and Exploration
Based around the input from subject matter experts, the first half of the workshop will seek to inspire attendees and open their minds to the possibilities for the future of Scottish Digital Telecare Data covering such topics as:
Real time data services
Harnessing that inspiration, the second part of the workshop will guide attendees through some interactive exercises designed to generate ideas for either the overall vision of the future for digital telecare data, or particular projects or deliverables.
Ideas, comments and feedback from the workshop will be written up and used to inform initial project priorities and help refine the current vision.
Attendees who register their interest will be kept informed and be given the opportunity to reengage in areas relevant to their interests.
Who we are:
The Digital Office for Scottish Local Government
Working in partnership with Scotland’s local authorities, we’re helping to drive digital transformation across the country - delivering a digital first approach that enables councils to provide better services to their citizens.
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