The new government must play a role in the development of policies aimed at increasing the digital maturity of the social care sector, industry organisations have urged.
In a letter sent to Home Care Insight and our sister title Care Home Professional, Care England and healthcare tech company Medopad said the current underfunding of social care is a “limiting factor” in the development of technology.
“Future government policy must therefore seek to support and create the right conditions to enable providers to invest in such technologies,” the letter said.
Care England CEO Professor Martin Green and Medopad CEO Dan Vahdat have signed the letter alongside 14 other executive directors from companies including Cera Care and Log my Care.
Their aim is to bring the people with innovative technology ideas together with people who want to support and care for vulnerable people in the community.
“As a collaborative community we aspire to better technology for the sector and access to high quality data and intelligence,” said Green.
“Together we urge the government to incentivise the social care sector to find new solutions which can create a better and more efficient health and wellbeing offer.”
Caption: Credit Log my Care.