Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare

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Opportunity for Publication The International Journal of PUBLIC Health and Environmental Research are running an issue focussed exclusively on digital health and care, with the opportunity to submit articles. [more]
Digital Health and Social Care Conference 22.11.17 webcast of the morning plenary session The Scottish Digital Health and Social Care Conference 22.11.17 brought together 360 attendees in Glasgow. The morning session 9am-11am was webcast. The webcast is available to view. [more]
Recorded webinar: Rural Healthcare: Using Technology to Increase Access to Services The knowledge exchange webinar which involved participants in Scotland and Western Australia, was recorded during Digital Health and Care Week 2017 [more]

mPower

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mPower is an INTERREG VA funded programme to support older people, and is one of 60 cross-border funding programmes across the European Union. NHS 24 are the Lead partner, and the Special European Union Programme Body (SEUPB) are the managing agents.

The aims of the mPower project will enable older people to live well, safely and independently in their own homes, supported by a modernised infrastructure for healthy ageing. mPower will champion a preventative approach to care, supporting societal change by empowering more people to self-manage their health and care in the community, through the use of Social Prescribing and eHealth interventions, reducing unnecessary presentation to primary care.

 

 

The project will result in improved health and wellbeing for citizens, delivering 7,000 additional episodes of health, community and social care on a cross border basis, over a 5-year period.

 

 

Key project objectives are to;

  • Establish cross-sectoral collaboration across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland to support greater mobility, confidence and reach of health and care professionals and services.
  • Support 2500 people to self-manage their health and wellbeing more effectively in the community through Social prescribing;
  • Deliver 4500 eHealth interventions increasing awareness of their benefits in supporting sustainable service delivery through the use of Integrated Home and Mobile Health Monitoring Solutions, Digital Health and Wellbeing Services/ Apps and Video Enabled Care Services;
  • Effectively engage individuals, community organisations and services in redesign of health and care services.¬†Effectively engage individuals, community organisations and services in redesign of health and care services.

The project will principally target citizens in the 65+ older people at risk age group with one or more long term condition.

A new, cross border ‘mPower’ operational service will be established to deliver outputs across three participating countries, and seven deployment sites. The service will be a hub and spoke construct, with a core project team and seven local deployment teams.

In addition, the project will deliver an Improvement and Support Programme for project staff, community sector and primary care staff, thereby facilitating shared learning, service improvement and transformation.

The cross border added value of the mPower project is delivered through:

  • The consistent development of cross border services across three countries, allowing evaluation of services in different locations and populations.
  • Joint development of technology enabled care pathways, technology infrastructure, procurement and community engagement models.
  • Cross-sectoral and cross border shared learning and improvement support.
  • Joint development of methodologies to raise awareness and engage key stakeholders in the use of Wellbeing Plans and e-health interventions, supporting the adoption of new models of care.

mPower Digital GP Practice

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As well as a focus on individual components of social prescribing and eHealth interventions, the project is also looking at the opportunities to develop Digital GP Practices, and Digital GP Practice clusters, to hothouse ehealth elements of Primary care delivery, maximising digital contribution to traditional models of care.

Permission to start was granted in June 2017. mPower was officially launched on the 23rd November at Murrayfield, with a plan to introduce the first beneficiaries to the service early 2018.

 

 

image: mPower

Presentations from the Digital Health and Care Conference:

Aging Population Strathclyde 22 November John Crawford

NHS SP Donegal NHS24 Nov 2017 V2

Cyrenians NHS Dig Health Care 2017

Please also find below a link to the IBm report on loneliness.

For further information, please contact:

alan.connor@nhs24.scot.nhs.uk

Latest News

latest news
Opportunity for Publication The International Journal of PUBLIC Health and Environmental Research are running an issue focussed exclusively on digital health and care, with the opportunity to submit articles. [more]
Digital Health and Social Care Conference 22.11.17 webcast of the morning plenary session The Scottish Digital Health and Social Care Conference 22.11.17 brought together 360 attendees in Glasgow. The morning session 9am-11am was webcast. The webcast is available to view. [more]
Recorded webinar: Rural Healthcare: Using Technology to Increase Access to Services The knowledge exchange webinar which involved participants in Scotland and Western Australia, was recorded during Digital Health and Care Week 2017 [more]