A social care technology firm has published a white paper on the importance of technological innovation.
Launched at a recent ADASS Virtual Conference, the white paper, written by HAS Technology, showcases the benefits of using technology to identify risks and prevent health emergencies.
Mark Kennion, HAS Technology commercial director, commented: “The social care sector has historically seen barriers to adopting technology, but the pandemic has proved that digital solutions are flexible and able to contribute to sustainability and resilience.
“The aim of our white paper is to showcase these benefits, with real case studies and evidence of social care organisations that have embraced technological innovations. Those that had previously adopted our solutions have seen clear benefits to how it can be used remotely and be adapted during times of crisis. It really does provide a flexible way forward.”
During the height of the pandemic, HAS Technology’s ARMED wearable technology enabled remote monitoring with health markers being measured from a person’s own home.
This prevention and self-management solution enabled care providers to identify risks, reduce hospital admissions and avoid reactive care packages, all provided remotely.
Similarly, recognising the crisis before lockdown, London ADASS had started to roll out daily data collection using the PAMMS market insight tool (MIT). By being able to continually adapt the way the MIT was used, HAS Technology was able to work in close partnership with ADASS London to identify market insight knowledge.
Bexley Council, part of the ADASS London partnership, said: “We used the MIT to report daily for our COVID meetings, to support with PPE, to review staffing and support with recruitment, to monitor outbreaks and to support with testing…and lots more.”
As technology becomes more widely recognised as a way of supporting the health and care sector during the pandemic, HAS Technology said it hopes that attitudes to digital solutions, and the willingness to adopt, will have a long-term positive effect. The HAS Technology white paper can be downloaded here.