11 July, 2024

Evaluation of Scottish Care's 'Care Technologist role'

Following HACT’s evaluation of the TECH Programme in Scotland exploring the benefits of tech-led care. We have also worked with Scottish Care to evaluate the pilot of a new care technologist role.

Technology has the potential to improve lives, time and money. Harnessing and sharing data, digital and technology in health and social care can deliver substantial gains for patients, service users, staff and wider society through improved care, better outcomes, higher productive, lowers costs and new jobs.

Evaluation of pilot

To develop a tech-focused approach, the role of Care Technologist has been created to work with services, homes and individuals. The Care Technologist gets to know people providing and drawing on care and creates technology options as part of person-led care planning and support, enabling better outcomes for the individual.

The Care Technologist role specialises in facilitating the interactions between a wide range of technologies, people accessing care and support, and the wider care team to provide meaningful and personalised support.

Download the full report to find HACT’s full recommendations following the pilot stage of introducing the role in Glasgow, East Ayrshire and Aberdeen from July 2022 to July 2023.

The Role of Care Technologists

Through innovative solutions such as Intelligent Lilli, a remote monitoring technology, Care Technologists are revolutionizing the way vulnerable individuals receive proactive support for their well-being. From simple phone adjustments to advanced voice-activated devices, these professionals are making a tangible difference in promoting independent living and improving access to care resources.

Learn more about what the role involves in the report below.

Care Technologist role evaluation

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This work was led by HACT Head of Social Value Michael McLaughlin, if you’d like to learn more about the evaluation and the Care Technologist role you can get in touch.

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