This short report shares learning from the research and development phase of the national decision support programme in NHS Scotland. It outlines how the programme has adopted an outcomes-focused approach which has guided critical decisions on solution design, engagement of policy sponsors, clinical and management leaders, implementation and evaluation approach, technical architecture and technology development. …

by Heather Smith

To support the scale-up of the Near Me video consulting service, the Care Inspectorate completed an engagement exercise with all older people’s care homes in Scotland. We provided information on Near Me, guidance on technical setup, over the phone training to staff and links to training materials and guidance to support theconsultation process. Read the …

by Heather Smith

​The European Social Network (ESN) has launch the second edition of the European Social Services Awards (ESSA)under the theme ‘Transforming community care’. Submit your project by 31 July 2020! You can win one of the six awards: Excellence in Social Services Award Social Service Innovation Award Outstanding Team Award Best Collaborative Practice Award Technology Tool Award Research Project Award The …

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SCVO have been supporting organisations to find new ways to deliver services and to support employees and users to adapt to digital and remote working. Digital services This guide details the main topics you need to explore when you move your services to digital channels. Remote working This guide will help you give your best …

by Heather Smith

Vision for Near Me (May 2020) This document below describes the vision for how Near Me video consulting will be used in health and care services in Scotland. It is designed to inform plans within local organisations, and is endorsed by the Cabinet Secretary and Scottish Government. Near-Me-Vision-May-2020-final Download Benefits of Using Near Me The …

by Heather Smith

Week of webinars 25-29 May As part of our knowledge exchange activities, each year at this time the Scottish Government’s Technology Enabled Care team host a multi-disciplinary Learning Network day. In 2019, 300 people joined us in Glasgow for a day of snapshot presentations, workshops and networking with the exhibitors. Brian O’Connor, Chair of ECHA, …

by Heather Smith

Each year the ALLIANCE host the Self Management Awards which celebrate examples of good practice and promote a range of innovative self management activity happening across Scotland. The Awards create an opportunity: To promote self management activity across Scotland. For people and organisations championing self management to spread their learning and promote their work. To …

by Heather Smith

Prevention is better than cure : How 7 Ecosystems and ECHAlliance Members came together on the theme of Mental Health in COVID Times n the first of what will be a mini pop-up ecosystem series on the impact of COVID-19 on Digital Health services and provision, 7 of ECHAlliance’s Ecosystems from Northern Ireland, North West …

by Heather Smith

This rapid review explores the question “How can we undertake ‘people-powered’ contact tracing activity at scale? What types of options are available?”. The main focus of the report will be on investigating any methods and evidence around digitally enhanced people-powered contact tracing. The spectrum of available methodologies for contact tracing range from paper-based methods to …

by Heather Smith