Tunstall Healthcare will be sharing its experience in the UK and Europe of using Connected Healthcare to transform service delivery on Stand E20 at this year’s National Children and Adult Services Conference. The event will give Tunstall an opportunity to share with social care professionals the ways in which digital technology makes new models of care possible, enabling an asset-based approach and supporting the delivery of more integrated services.

Tunstall’s focus is on developing solutions that enable the delivery of cost effective and coordinated care in the community, working with providers to:

  • Manage multi agency working and a single process approach
  • Enable more proactive and preventative services
  • Help manage demand and improve outcomes
  • Enhance the quality of care delivered
  • Increase workforce capacity
  • Achieve financial savings and enable long-term sustainability
  • Support the delivery of Sustainability and Transformation Plans

Lawrence Christensen, Marketing and Commercial Director Consumer, commented: “We know current models of care delivery are unsustainable, and demands on the system are ever increasing. Digital technology can do much to address these challenges, and we’re here to help providers embrace the Connected Healthcare opportunity and improve the lives of the people who need their services most.”

Visitors to the stand can also contribute to Tunstall’s current survey of social care leaders regarding the use of technology in Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs), and receive a copy of the interim report. Results to date show that:

  • 100% of participants indicated that the prevention agenda was the biggest area technology can impact on in STP development, followed by care home avoidance and reductions in care package at 92%
  • 100% of participants said that technology was very important (62%) or important (38%) in achieving a sustainable future for social care
  • 92% said that the biggest barrier for the greater use of technology in the STP area is lack of knowledge of what technology is available and how it can help. Also a lack of buy-in across health at 92% of participants
  • 85% of participants have highlighted evidence and materials to show the impact on cost efficiencies and outcomes as being the most useful support

The survey highlights the important role of technology in the prevention agenda and achieving a sustainable future for social care, and the role Tunstall can play in helping providers understand the range of solutions available and their benefits.

For further reading visit: ADASS New Models of Care Supported by Assistive Technology