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Innovation

Test of Change Methodology

Since 2016, the Technology Enabled Care Programme has funded rapid action based improvement studies in the form of “test of change” projects. These initiatives are aimed at helping;

  • The development of a better understanding about the opportunities to leverage technology in the delivery of health and care service improvement
  • Identify and understand the barriers to adoption for new ways of working using new     digital tools/services
  • Generate operational evidence about what these new approaches are delivering.

The projects use a process improvement approach comprising of a number of cycles (30 days each). These cycles iterate the activities of Plan, Do, Study, Act

This approach supplements the many ways that the programme gather and shares practical learning and are one of the more formalised channels of intelligence gathering about what works, and what doesn’t when it comes to using technology to support service transformation.

Previous Tests have included

  • Reducing the number of primary care appointments using remote monitoring across a number of services (e.g. asthma, hypertension)
  • Reducing travel for patients accessing services in remote areas of Scotland
  • Offering low cost technology solutions (such as GPS) to increase independence, choice and control to people living with Dementia
  • Supporting the increase in access to video consultations

Technology Enabled Care Tests of Change 2019/20

We have inviting applicants to participate in our 2019/20 Tests of Change initiative and successful candidates will be informed by end of the day Friday 6th September 2019.

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