Scotland has a strong foundation on which to progress technology enabled care. This is supported by SCTT as a national resource, who perform the following key functions on behalf of Scotland and NHS 24:
leading the design and development of new services;
providing consultancy and facilitation services for partner organisations;
supporting knowledge transfer and shared learning;
engaging internationally to secure additional funding and build expertise for the benefit of Scotland.
Over 2015/16, working in partnership with others, SCTT has:
Supported 8,314 people to access online health and wellbeing services, providing advice and assistance for falls prevention and the self management of long term health and care issues;
Improved access to psychological therapies for 2,889 patients through computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy service;
Provided leadership and programme management to the national Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme, which has enabled 4,937 patients to receive home and mobile health monitoring services across 9 geographic areas of Scotland and expanded telecare services to 7,124 new service users;
Enabled easier access to public sector services for citizens, by supporting secure video connections from their own devices to our NHS video conferencing system; and providing low cost video access to a range of services in support of our care homes and charitable organisations;
Continued to improve access to care for people living in our remote or rural communities;
Supported the more efficient use and improved patient adherence to medication, with the introduction of virtual polypharmacy review clinics;
Supported shared learning and knowledge transfer for more than 4,095 ‘learning beneficiaries’ as a critical element of the expansion of technology enabled health and care;
Supported knowledge transfer and shared learning for partners by delivering 14 business end-products, including – two European Memorandums of Understanding with the Basque Region and Catalonia in Spain; established a Baseline and Implementation Guidelines for Home & Mobile Health Monitoring , and a Digital Dementia Charter with Alzheimer’s Scotland;
Secured inward investment of €320k and reinforced Scotland’s positive international reputation on technology enabled health and care, engaging directly with a broad range of influential stakeholders.