Weekend reading. Public Policy Projects and Tunstall Healthcare UK & Ireland have released a joint study finding, unsurprisingly but encouragingly, that the usage of technology-enabled care services (TECS) has accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic. The nine-part, 62-page study electronically available here examines TECS through case studies in England, Scotland, and Wales as well as in France, Sweden, and especially Spain. There is a worthwhile examination of the types of TECS currently existing, a look back at the Whole System Demonstrator (WSD), barriers to adoption, and recommendations for policy going forward. ECHAlliance/Tunstall release.
Tunstall UK also won the ‘Leading Innovators in Assisted Living Technology 2020’ award at the Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 2020, and the ‘Best Non-Clinical Equipment, Product or Service Supplier’ for their nurse call system, Tunstall Carecom, in the Care Home Awards 2020. ECHAlliance release