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Digital Citizen Delivery Plan 21-22

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Publication of Regional Care Homes Variation and Analysis

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.

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

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

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

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