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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

The Human Factor

The Human Factor

Date: 14 January 2020

Following the recent publication of TEC stories in conjunction with Think Local Act Personal and Care England, Clenton Farquharson asks how we can keep technology allied to personalised care and support. The pace of change is so fast these days in every sphere of life, but is the care system

How to support your staff through culture change

How to support your staff through culture change

Date: 2 December 2019

New technology and transformational change are constant in the health and social care sector and to be successful, leaders need to enact compassion in all their interactions, says occupational psychologist Dr Amanda Super, to make way for a more productive organisational culture. As 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

People are doing it for themselves

People are doing it for themselves

Date: 29 November 2019

The current acceleration in technology development enables people and builds a more inclusive society, says Care England's Martin Green, and TSA's TEC Stories embodies the spirit of autonomy and independence for those who need it most. For too long we have disabled people. The beauty of

Following the clues (and the data) to prevent falls

Following the clues (and the data) to prevent falls

Date: 29 October 2019

Data gleaned from TEC has to be put into context, interpreted and given meaning, says Gerry Hodgson from Cascade3d, to prevent falls in frailty and ensure interventions take place. We all know that falls are a huge issue. They cost the NHS more than £2bn a year and it is estimated that half of

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

Highlights of ITEC Conference 2019

Highlights of ITEC Conference 2019

Date: 18 October 2019

DAY ONE Conference commenced with CEO Alyson Scurfield and President Paul Burstow meeting and greeting exhibitors and headline partners around the exhibition hall, setting the scene for what attendees could expect at the UK’s seminal conference for TEC. Hall 1 auditorium hosted the plenary

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

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