New Evaluation Indicates A Digital-First Approach Is Key
New Evaluation Indicates A Digital-First Approach Is Key To Long-Term Quality And Sustainability In Delivery Of Social Care
everyLIFE Technologies UNVEILS FINDINGS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE AT THE NATIONAL DEMENTIA CARE EXPO TODAY
The new evaluation of the PASSsystem digital care platform carried out by everyLIFE Technologies with SCIE and York Consulting, highlights that going digital will be a key factor in a sustainable, ‘fit for the future’ service.
SCIE’s chief operating officer, Ewan King, says: “The evaluation results of everyLIFE’s PASSsystem evidence that:
- care providers can better manage risk by adopting the PASSsystem;
- the PASSsystem can help care providers deliver high quality care;
- the PASSsystem enables care providers to demonstrate accountability to the people in their care, their families and to regulators;
- care providers can realise business efficiencies by using the PASSsystem.
“Our evaluation also reassures us that everyLIFE’s commitment to continuous improvement is valid as they have already implemented many of our early recommendations.”
Bruce Hiscock, CEO of everyLIFE Technologies, will say today at the national Dementia Care and Nursing Home Expo (NEC, Birmingham):
“When Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, nailed a digital agenda firmly to his policy mast, he acknowledged the pivotal role technologies have to play in delivering safer and more accountable care.
“The reality is, we hear a great deal more about digital health than we do about the digital transformation quietly taking place in social care.
“Few sectors are as central to our national identity and integrity as those that care for our vulnerable, frail and elderly. Their place should not be on the side lines. That view played a pivotal role in our decision to throw out the rule book back in 2014 and look at how smart technologies might transform the provision of home and residential care.
“Today, everyLIFE Technologies is a recognised sector leader, primarily known for the PASSsystem, a sophisticated digital care platform that has been adopted by more than 700 care providers across the UK.
“Our early belief in ‘better’ was instinctive, based on our own experiences of care provision but we lacked independent evidence. In 2017, we commissioned SCIE, in partnership with York Consulting, to undertake an independent evaluation of the PASSsystem.
Bruce Hiscock will conclude: “Mr Hancock is emphatic that the way forward is not to curb technology but to keep improving it, in a way that works for everyone. That reflects our mission: to shape and support a system that enables the best possible care for our loved ones and, at the same time, improves business efficiencies. It is my firm belief that if we want to advance this so-called Cinderella service - and position it at the centre of much-needed social change - we must digitally underpin what we do. The many challenges faced by those involved in the provision of home and residential care are all too real. And there are real and proven solutions, available today, that have the potential to deliver a happier outcome.”