Telehealth and telecare have the potential to transform the way people manage their own health and wellbeing. With people living longer and having more health conditions, we must recognise their needs and put them, their families and carers at the heart of new developments.
The TEC in Housing Charter has been developed as part of the TEC Ready Programme which is funded by the Scottish Government’s TEC Programme and hosted by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).
Since 2016, TEC Ready has been working with housing organisations and individuals to support the housing sector’s use of innovative TEC. The work of the TEC Ready programme is also supported by Digital Health and Care Scotland.
Minister for local government, housing and planning, Kevin Stewart, said: “Telehealth and telecare have the potential to transform the way people manage their own health and wellbeing. With people living longer and having more health conditions, we must recognise their needs and put them, their families and carers at the heart of new developments.”
Supporting Young People with Digital Technology
The (TEC) programme, working in partnership with Local Government Digital Office, Digital Health and Care Institute and other stakeholders, have teamed up with Young Scot to create a new Panel of young people looking at the strategic development of digital technology in health and care.
This panel will work with TEC to begin to shape ideas, solutions, and recommendations for improving digital health and care in Scotland, building upon the work of Young Scot’s Technology Enabled Care report, launched in 2018.
The young people are working with experts from across the health and care sector to look at how digital technology can be used to address health and wellbeing issues for all those living in Scotland and influence changes to the ways in which services are delivered.
The possibilities for digital health and care tools and applications in different settings and with different users are increasing all the time. Understanding the basic terminology around this topic and the key health and care drivers which inform how we develop digitally enabled services is an essential first step for staff working in any health, care provider, local authority or housing organisation.
That’s why, in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland the TEC programme has supported the Introduction to Technology Enabled Care (TEC) learning resource.
The resource provides access to learning and practice support resources to help staff to embed digital health and care into practice and support Scotland’s ambitions for the transformation of health and care services with digital at the heart of workforce practice
The resource includes a research report, elearning module and highly relevant workforce stories. The learning resource is available free of charge and is aimed at staff in the health and care sector who work in NHS Scotland, local authorities, the voluntary/third sector, the independent (private) sector and/or housing.
To access the elearning module you will require a TURAS login.
Anyone who works or volunteers in or with the public sector in Scotland (including third/voluntary sector or if you work in care homes, care at home or day care) can sign up for a free Turas account.
Technology Enabled Care
An e-learning module
Watch our workforce stories from health and care professionals across Scotland, to find out more about different types of Technology Enabled Care
Supporting Scotland’s Workforce
Technology Enabled Care Research Report November 2017