At everyLIFE our vision is to see Outstanding care provided by a connected and empowered care community and part of that is to be involved in the conversations and events that could take us one step closer to that goal. Our team is always eager to learn more about the challenges faced in the sector and the innovations that could help combat these challenges.
The National Care Forum (NCF) regularly runs interest groups for their members where they offer resources around specific topics and on 5th February 2020 everyLIFE hosted the NCF Tech & Digital Forum here at Cody Technology Park. This gave us the chance to join the discussions about innovation in the sector and the role of technology in driving business efficiencies, increasing accountability and improving the quality of care.
Engaging in an impartial and advisory capacity allowed us to share our knowledge from experience and to better understand the needs of different care providers. everyLIFE Chief Compliance Officer, Taffy Gatawa, led a talk around the constant evolution of compliance requirements and how best to stay up to date and make sure they are being implementing within best practice processes to ensure the highest quality and most efficient care is being provided.
There were a variety of care providers present, all at different stages of their digital journeys and all with different pathways towards achieving the same outcomes. Concerns were raised around engaging for success and how best to leverage stakeholders to get the most from their chosen tools, and it was very interesting to hear so many diverse solutions that work for care providers in different care settings.
It was great to have so many voices with different experiences in one room all discussing the future and coming up with ideas on how to support each other as a community moving forward. Regardless of their levels of knowledge when it came to tech, they all committed to sharing information with each other and coming together every few months to provide updates on progress on their continued collaboration.
Other resources such as CASPA (Care Software Providers Association) were discussed and suggested as a resource where care providers could seek impartial guidance on how best to approach the adoption of digital technologies.
Each member received a CARE badge and were fully briefed on this unifying symbol of care which was met with positivity and excitement to join those already raising the profile of care by caring, wearing and sharing. Some members even arrived already wearing their CARE badge with pride!
The day was a major first step in building a connected and empowered care community who will support each other to make the right decisions for their businesses and for their service users or residents. It’s exciting to see so much willingness to collaborate and a desire and commitment to welcome innovation into the sector.