The Scottish Government has launched a new Digital Health and Social Care Strategy that sets out how technology can support person-centred care and help to not only sustain but improve services for the future.
The strategy was launched at the Health and Social Care Digital Leaders’ Summit 2018 where our Digital Learning and Development Manager, Keith Quinn, was one of a panel of experts. He talked about the importance of the workforce being key to digital transformation of health and care.
As well as looking to the future the strategy highlights the challenges and progress so far and looks to make the most of the opportunities that digital technology offers to help improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for people in Scotland.
Over the past year members of the public, health and social care frontline staff helped inform the strategy and an independent panel of world-leading UK and international experts also made recommendations. The acclaimed Professor David Bates of Harvard School of Public Health chaired the expert panel. The strategy also takes account of evidence presented to the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee, which reported earlier this year on technology and innovation in health and social care.
The website www.digihealthcare.scot explains the strategy’s approach, supported by case study examples, blogs and video.