The Framework, formerly termed the Scottish Telecare Minimum Dataset, comprises an agreed core set of defined fields which capture information that illustrates how people use telecare services. The intelligence which can be gleaned from the data in the Framework will help services to:
- make decisions about care for individuals,
- plan and develop their services and
- contribute to the national picture about the impact of telecare for the people who use it and for the services which are connected to it.
This has been co-designed by service providers using the Scottish Approach to Service Design. It has also been designed to allow for further iteration as services evolve and appropriate governance arrangements are being put in place.