NICE 2019 will reveal changes ahead for the way NICE produces and presents its recommendations (make sure you are up-to-speed with plans to make our products more accessible and user-friendly). Find out how NICE is working with industry improve access to innovation in the NHS, and how they propose to manage the growing pipeline of future healthtech products. Attend their Shared Learning Awards and poster zone to discover how health and care professionals are successfully using NICE standards and guidance across the country. Take hints and tips back to your organisation.
The UKAuthority Digital Health & Social Care event aims to answer some probing questions on the role of technology in social care. How can we use technology to keep older and vulnerable people, and those with chronic diseases, safe and well in their own homes? Can real time monitoring and data analytics enable carers to predict and prevent crises? Can technology place people in the centre of a virtual circle of friends and carers to combat loneliness in an increasingly hectic world?
With the winter months closing in fast, winter planning and how to cope during another potentially snowy period will be coming to the forefront of home carers’ minds. After the difficulties that many home care companies experienced with snow last year, I thought it would be worth blogging about how domiciliary care software can help keep companies running, even in a cold snap, meaning one less thing to worry about in what can be a very stressful time.
As many of the everyLIFE team will attest to, I am very keen on cricket. I played the game at various levels over about 35 years, am now an armchair expert and, if there were such a team, I could probably talk, not to say bore, for England on the subject. So, what then does cricket have to do with digital care software?
If you work in social care, it is highly likely that you work long, anti-social hours and that any spare time that you have is precious. Why would you want to invest your rare and valuable time at social care trade shows which only seems to have the potential to add to your workload?
The world is constantly moving forward and everyLIFE is no different. We work to evolve our product because it ensures that we can provide a system that has the ability to fulfil consumer needs into the future. Digital care can only advance and we are delighted to be at the heart of the action. In the name of progress, we’d like to share with you a bit of a timeline of our platform’s progression over the years.
When trawling through CQC inspection reports of care services in trouble, a common theme that crops up time and time again is medicines management and administration.
In this blog post we wanted to focus on the monthly audit. This is something that is not looked upon favourably by care managers in home care companies. Unfortunately, it’s an unavoidable process that care companies need to go through to make sure that the care being delivered is safe, compliant and being carried out in accordance with how the customer is progressing under the care company.
I’ve recently spoken with a number of larger care providers who had not even considered the impact of digital care planning upon their exposure in terms of litigation and, therefore, their insurance premiums. As this is such a key driver for going digital, it seemed timely to summarise the two key points here.
Pretty much every week somebody asks us: “Why haven’t you written a rostering system or bought a rostering system to go alongside your digital care planning – after all, you’ve got the engineers, you’ve got the money and it’s what everybody wants ?”