Publications and Blogs

Young Scot – Technology Enabled Care – Report December 2020

Near Me Evaluation Report and Summary 23 July 2020

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A digital embrace to blunt the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic Schwamm L.H., Erskine E. and Licurse A., npj Digital Medicine 2020;3: 64

A vision for technology & digital in social care. Tara French, Scottish Care

Academic Health Science Network new Digital & AI report: ‘Lessons and Legacy from the COVID-19 Pandemic in Health and Care’ as part of the NHS Reset Campaign highlights key findings from a research study to understand how technology has helped reduce the care burden during the pandemic, and to identify what should be sustained in the ‘new normal’ longer-term.

An EHTEL factsheet: Health data ecosystem for integrated care – A new “blue ocean”  From the EHTEL Imagining 2029 webinar series. Pdf download available here

BMJ Opinion – Are we employing the most efficient learning tools to help today’s clinicians and organisations combat covid-19? 10.07.2020

Building Back for the Better – a perspective from Carnegie UK Trust
the Carnegie UK Trust believes that there is a collective responsibility to use what we have learned, not just to repair the damage, but to reconsider the fundamentals of economic, social and democratic structures that are no longer delivering positive outcomes for citizens and communities. “Building Back for the Better: a perspective from Carnegie UK Trust” is our own contribution to that debate.

CAPGEMINI Research Institute  The health fix – How COVID-19 has transformed consumers’ attitudes to health and accelerated the future of digital healthcare conversations with 2,000 consumers in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States to understand how this pandemic has transformed their views on health and digital health services and what this means for life sciences companies and healthcare providers.

Centre for Better Ageing – Briefing: How has COVID-19 changed the landscape of digital inclusion

Covid-19: a remote assessment in primary care BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 25 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m1182 Includes useful infographic.

COVID-19 Narratives by Dr David Nabarro, Strategic Director of 4SD, Special Envoy to the World Health Organization Director-General on COVID-19 and Co-Director of the Imperial College Institute of Global Health Innovation at the Imperial College London

COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Review: Exit through the App Store?​ A rapid evidence review of the technical considerations and societal implications of using technology to transition from the COVID-19 crisis was undertaken with a view to supporting the Government and the NHS.

Digital Service Transformation Mapping Report

Editorial. JMIR Mental Health Vol 7 No 3 (2020) March Digital Mental Health and COVID-19: Using Technology Today to Accelerate the Curve on Access and Quality Tomorrow

Editorial – The Lancet Digital Health  Reflecting on a future ready for digital health

European Innovation Platform on Active & Health Ageing @EIP_AHA Newsletter Special Focus on the European response to COVID-19

Evaluation of the Attend Anywhere / Near Me video consulting service in Scotland, 2019-20. This research was conducted pre-COVID-19.

Global Examples of COVID-19 Surveillance Technologies : Flash Report
Rimpiläinen, Sanna, Thomas, Jennifer, Morrison, Ciarán (2020) Global Examples of COVID-19 Surveillance Technologies: Flash Report. 

Guidance from the Clinical Professional Advice Group on Care Homes

Guidance on the introduction and use of video consultations during COVID-19: important lessons from qualitative research Wherton J. et al., BMJ Leader


Inclusion crucial for a digital-first health service 20.04.2020 Helen Milner, Health Service Journal

Joint European Roadmap towards lifting COVID-19 containment measures EU Commission

Journal of Global Health Editorial 2020; 10:  The ethics and value of contact tracing apps: International insights and implications for Scotland’s COVID-19 response. Pagliari, C. Usher Institute/Edinburgh Global Health Academy, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

King’s Fund report – Technology and innovation for long-term health conditions –
This paper, commissioned by the Academic Health Science Network, looks at four digital innovations in health services from the UK and the Nordic countries: the TeleCare North programme, which provides remote treatment for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); the Patients Know Best portal and electronic health record; remote diabetes monitoring for children at Helsinki University Hospital; and the Huoleti app that connects patients with a support network.

Los Angeles Times Op-Ed: As a doctor, I use telemedicine. With the coronavirus threat, it could revolutionize healthcare

Near Me: Vision for Near Me (May 2020)

This document 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.

OECD Editorial After the lockdown, a tightrope walk toward recovery

People, Power and Technology: The 2020 Digital Attitudes Report Published by Doteveryone

Publication of Regional Care Homes Variation and Analysis

Report – Use of Participatory Apps in Contact Tracing – Options and Implications for Public Health, Privacy and Trust. Buchanan et al., 2020

Role of Telehealth in the Management of COVID-19: Lessons Learned from Previous SARS, MERS, and Ebola Outbreaks Sareh Keshvardoost, Kambiz Bahaadinbeigy, and Farhad Fatehi Telemedicine and e-Health

Scottish Technology Ecosystem: review Commissioned by the Scottish Government, a review of the Scottish tech ecosystem by Mark Logan, with recommendations on how to develop a world-class tech sector.

Shift+Ctrl: The Scottish public and the tech revolution – nesta report July 2020 Research into how the Scottish public feels about the new and emerging technologies that are increasingly shaping our world.

SPECIAL eBOOK EDITION: Dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic through digital health in Asia Pacific.

Telecare for People with Dementia:
Evaluation of Renfrewshire Project: Final Report

Telemedicine, COVID-19, and Disparities: Policy Implications in Health Policy & Technology Author links open overlay panel Gezzer Ortega, et al., 

The ALLIANCE latest Humans Of Scotland piece – Janice shares her story of living with a long term condition and being a carer during COVID-19

The first chapter of the 2020 tech trends eBook here:

The Health Foundation Frontline insights on the rapid implementation of video consultations What’s needed now?

The King’s Fund – Leading through COVID-19 – resources for health and care leaders working in the NHS, social care, public health or the voluntary and independent sector.

Virtual Care: new models of caring for our patients and workforce  Lancet Digital Health 2020 Comment Online 06.05.2020

WHO COVID-19 Update on Older People

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