As part of our activities supporting the Scottish Government’s TEC Programme and the Digital Telecare Workstream being led by the Digital Office for Local Government, DHI are pleased to announce a partnership with lead industry partner Tunstall Healthcare to develop innovative, Next Generation Solutions for Healthy Ageing.
The approach will challenge traditional models of care, working within a Healthy Ageing Innovation Cluster with corporate, SME, academic, health and care providers to develop personalised and preventative solutions and services fit for the 21st century.
See our website (http://dhi-scotland.com/healthy-ageing-innovation-cluster) for more details and short introductory animation.
Tunstall operates in more than 50 countries around the globe, working in partnership with health, housing and social care organisations to develop pioneering models of care which use technology to transform services, enabling people to live independently and with an improved quality of life. Our Connected Health and Care solutions and services help providers to make care more proactive and personalised, improving outcomes and increasing capacity. We use our global insight and take a collaborative approach, working in partnership to tackle the challenges of an ageing population, increasing demand, workforce pressures and the consumerisation and digitisation of services.
Moira Mackenzie, Deputy Chief Executive, Digital Health & Care Institute stated: “Digital solutions and services offer new opportunities to positively disrupt traditional models of care by empowering our citizens through more personalised and preventative approaches. Our partnership with Tunstall Healthcare is the start of an exciting collaboration, working with a broad range of experts in industry, academia and the health and care sector to support healthy ageing”.
Gavin Bashar, UK Managing Director, commented: “We’re delighted to be working with the Digital Health & Care Institute to play a part in the further development of digital solutions to transform care in Scotland. As demand continues to rise, its vital that new ways of working are found in order to deliver care that is integrated, proactive, safe and efficient. Technology enables us to target care where and when it’s needed most and reduce pressure on health and social work by empowering people to take a more active role in managing their own health.”