Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare

Technology Enabled Health and Care

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NameProject or Service Development?Organisation(s)DescriptionUsersTechnology
Streaming video to augment decision support for SAS treating COPD and OHCA in Edinburgh Research Project Scottish Ambulance Service piloting the use of live web streaming to support SAS decision support. For people with COPD and suspected OHCA. to record pre-hospital resuscitation from OHCA by the 3RU team currently working in Edinburgh. VideoBadge secure video recording system
Critical Care Recovery - website to support patients following discharge from ICU Service NHS Lothian & Edinburgh University A website developed with patients, families, health care staff and researchers. To support people after discharge from ICU. People who have been in ICU: patients, families website
British Sign Language – Online Video Relay Interpreting Service Pilot project NHS 24 From March 2015 service users will be able to contact any public services through the BSL Video Relay Interpreting Service. Contact with public services, such as, their Doctor, Police Scotland, Council Services, Housing, Social Work and NHS 24. It is NOT for Emergency 999 calls. Tackle the barriers and discrimination that the Deaf community face. Video Relay Service.
Adult Psychology Service Remote Clinic Pilot project NHS Tayside To pilot the use of video conferencing to deliver psychological therapies. To increase access & reduce travel by providing a remote clinics. NHS Patients referred to the Adult Psychological Therapies Service. Video conferencing
ACT Now! Pilot project NHS Grampian Initially funded by the Health Foundation Shine innovation programme, aims to improve the emotional wellbeing and the ability of adults with Type 2 diabetes to self-manage their condition. The intervention is based on the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). People with Type 2 diabetes who have HbA1c >60mmol/mol in NHS Grampian Mobile phone/ email self referral Web based supported self help 6 to 8 week intervention. 6 core modules. 2 optional modules.
Physiotherapy addition to NHS 24 Unscheduled Care Services Service NHS 24 Physiotherapy clinicians are working with current NHS 24 USC team to triage MSK callers with the aim of increasing self-management and reducing Out of Hours outcomes [GP, A&E, 999] Callers to NHS 24 USC Services Telephone Triage and Email
Tele-Mental- Health Pilot project Putting You First There are two main elements to this project, dealing with: 1 – Scheduled care 2 – Unscheduled care 1 –In this project remote attendance will aim to make efficient use of the time and reduce travel and associated costs and will test clinical acceptability of the technology. 2 – This project will test whether remote working can successfully allow initial psychiatric assessment in A&E at the Galloway Hospital remotely by CATS nurses or duty doctor from Dumfries, so that appropriate arrangements can be put in place for follow-up or further assessment / admission, improving patient care as a result. A reasonable clinical judgment can be made on the need for costly transfer. This should reduce admission when not required. Patients in the west of the region who require a psychiatric assessment. Staff involved in case management and mental health ward rounds. Office Communicator Equipment or Video Conferencing equipment
Community Nursing Digital Pen Project - The Patient Held Record Pilot project NHS Western Isles The project was undertaken following a review of our Community Nursing service. The results highlighted the fact that nurses were on average only getting 28% of their time with face to face contact with patients. A major area identified for improvement was the management of the Patient Held Record (PHR) at the point of acre, and the subsequent savings that could be achieved by moving away fromt he current need to duplicate this information. The aim of this project was to introduce the digital pen technology to give them a substantial increase in patient facng time, maximise efficiency and productivity, allow them to capture data at point of care and have it sent electrnically from there into our SCI Store, and reduce the amount of adata entry and admin time for them. Community Nurses across NHS Western Isles (approx 70) Digital Pens, Smart phones and digitised forms.
Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership Service Aberdeenshire Council Community Alarm and Telecare services. Practitioners’ referrals and self referrals are received and processed daily with 3 day gold service standard installation. Home Care Statistics 2014 figures updated by LA: 2,487 Community Alarm and 336 Telecare users. Community Alarm is a pendant activated by the resident. Telecare sensors will alert for e.g. smoke, flood, gas and falls. All residents of Aberdeenshire who qualify for the service. Practitioner referral and self-referral. Community alarms and Telecare from Scottish Excel Framework suppliers. Other equipment from other suppliers unavailable from framework. Tynetech, Possum,. Call handling by PNC6
East Renfrewshire CHCP Service The standard Telecare package includes: a basic community alarm and linked smoke alam. Current figures are: 1,866 dispersed alarm service users. Basic Community Alarm users - 207. 243 service users with Telecare sensors other than linked smoke alarms, 10 of which are linked to a local alerts to an onsite carer rather than the monitoring centre. East Renfrewshire residents Community Alarm, environmental sensors.

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