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The United Kingdom Homecare Association’s event at London’s Institute of Directors, December 3rd, explored the opportunities offered by digital technologies to improve transparency, quality and efficiency.
The PASSsystem, powered by everyLIFE, was one of the few digital solutions showcased at the event, providing a live case study by our valued customers Romola and Adrian from Heritage Healthcare Windsor. The owner / managers gave the audience an honest and authentic view of the process of selecting technologies for their business. They gave a full and very positive appraisal of why they chose PASS, highlighting the ease of implementation and seamless transition they experienced moving from paper to PASS.
Following that, Taffy Gatawa, everyLIFE’s Chief Information and Compliance Officer, participated in a panel discussion alongside other technology providers, focusing in particular on the importance of data protection, security, and governance over sensitive information. “Being able to fully entrust your data to your technology providers must be very high on your list of priorities when choosing a software partner,” said Taffy.
The discussion was opened to the floor and there were useful contributions from delegates around the wider challenges of going digital. The sentiment expressed by many was that, due to limitations in local authority budgets, it is sometimes difficult to justify the cost of implementing software when this raises the overall cost of care. However, it was notable that PASSsystem users in the audience said that, for them, the cost of investment in PASS is justifiable due to the considerable improvements to the quality of care they are now able to deliver, as well as the efficiency savings on staff costs. PASS users also added that they were confident that they will continue to make savings to their bottom line as they progress on their digital journey. The problem, it was felt by some, is not the digital innovations that are clearly driving up the quality of care, but rather the budgets allocated by local authorities combined with the standards that care businesses are expected to achieve.
The UKHCA are working to bring these and many other critical issues to the attention of local authorities, CCGs, and the CQC, and high-profile events such as this allow these important issues to be voiced. We were privileged to be part of that discussion.
Care Roadshow London 2019 is part of a series of free regional care events throughout the UK that inform and inspire care home owners, care managers and all those within the healthcare sector.
Join a variety of care suppliers, industry experts and like-minded care professionals to discover innovative products and services as well as the latest updates and ideas from this challenging industry at these stimulating care home events.
Take part in free seminars and workshops, enjoy relaxed networking and interact with specialist products to help maximise your care business to its full potential.
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Last month Panorama’s Care in Crisis documentaries threw a stark light on the funding crisis facing the care sector. Now that the dust is settling and attention is already being diverted, it is important to ensure that the issues raised, and still very much present, are none the less addressed.
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Digital Healthcare sits at the heart of Health+Care, the largest integrated healthcare event in the UK. In June 2017 they welcomed 5901 attendees who came together under one roof to find practical solutions to put their transformation plans into action and drive digitally enabled care. Join us again 26-27 June 2019 at ExCeL London which will showcase the latest innovations for you to take away tangible solutions to implement into your digital strategy.
Health+Care 2019 will focus on the delivery of cultural, service, system and digital transformation that’s essential to securing the future of health and social care systems. The event is a rare opportunity for colleagues from across the NHS, local government, care homes and the voluntary sector to come together on an equal footing to network, collaborate and share learning around implementing change. The focus will be on how to deliver real, impactful transformation across local health economies, drawing on the best examples, with the most potential for replication.