Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare

Technology Enabled Care

Helen and Tom ListerThe Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare aims to support our Community partners to adopt and expand the use of digital health and care to:

  • improve access to person centred care;
  • enable people to stay at home or in the community for as long as is appropriate and avoid the need for unplanned care where possible;
  • enable people to better manage their own health and wellbeing, and improve their quality of life;
  • improve access to specialist care services (where possible allowing consultation at home/from local healthcare facility/ hospital to hospital or hospital/healthcare facility to specialist’s home /office/to care home);
  • supporting opportunities for regional or national services where relevant;
  • safely and appropriately enable people to return to their homes or community as early as possible, after admission to hospital or care home;
  • streamline care pathways to enable sustainable health and care services;
  • effectively plan and manage appropriate transition from pilot projects to at-scale mainstream services.

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