Near Me Reaches One Millionth User The ground-breaking system that allows clinicians to consult with patients by video link has been used for the millionth time in Scotland. The Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Care Technology Enabled Care team has revealed that the millionth consultation using the Near Me platform involved a psychologist and a …

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Digital Health, Housing and Care Learning Network 2021

The 2021 virtual Learning Network took place at the end of May. The Learning Network provides knowledge exchange opportunities for staff working to deliver digitally enabled services. Each year, staff join us to share their experience and learning from Scotland, the wider UK and internationally. This year speakers and attendees joined from: health, local authorities, …

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Digital Health and Care supporting COVID-19

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Save the Date! DigiFest2021

Mark your diaries! Scotland’s annual Digital Health, Housing and Care event, hosted by the Digital Health and Care Directorate, will be a virtual programme with extended dates and opportunities to participate. The DigiFest Steering Group, chaired by Margaret Whoriskey, Digital Health and Care Directorate, Scottish Government, are currently developing the programme. Four half-day sessions will …

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Horizon Europe Webinar – Research & Innovation Opportunities for Digital Health and Care

On 20 April 2021 the TEC International Engagement team hosted a webinar on: Research & Innovation Opportunities for Digital Health and Care We were joined for the webinar by: Richard Buxbaum, Senior EU Funding Executive, Scotland EuropaThe UK National Contact Points for Horizon Europe HealthKatie Dingley – contact for academia (ncp@mrc.ukri.org)Jo Frost – contact for industry (ncp-health@innovateuk.ukri.org)With …

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Evaluation of the Near Me consulting service in Scotland during Covid-19

As part of Scotland’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of the Near Me video system to access appointments for health and social care was rapidly scaled up at the outbreak of the pandemic. Now, a report by experts from Oxford University has concluded that using the technology has helped to reduce the risk …

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