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The constant advances in technology mean there are always new innovations which provide us with more cost effective options, help us to take more control and make our lives that bit easier.
We have embraced technology and believe it holds a key to transforming the way in which care is delivered to people across the country including the Isle of Wight.
We have created a number of online/telephone programmes to enable people to maintain their independence, take control of their own care in a way that suits them, and manage chronic long-term illnesses. At the same time, our aim is to reduce emergency hospital admissions and visits to A&E, freeing up our emergency services to tend to those who genuinely need them.
At the heart of this is better sharing of information among everyone involved in caring for someone including the person themselves. Real time information about a person’s health and care requirements is collated centrally so they can work in partnership with their health professionals to jointly diagnose and monitor the status of their health. It is particularly useful for those who are elderly and live with complicated health conditions, and those who live in remote or rural areas where it can provide remote rehabilitation packages, and can improve their quality of life by supporting them to live independently.
Watch Linda's story to find out how it made a difference to her life
We are currently putting together a strategy for how we can work together on the Island to improve the use of technology enabled care and bring together some of the following support:
Remote monitoring of a
person’s health in their own homes to prevent illnesses and injuries.
Technologies created for use in the home to reduce risk of injury and quickly notify of emergency requirements eg:
Emergencies: pull cord; movement detector; enuresis detector
video door entry; bogus caller button; property exit sensor; sounder beacon
Environment control: smoke detector; flood detector;
detector; temperature extremes sensor; natural gas detector
chair/bed occupancy sensor; pressure mat; pressure mat; fall detector
Telephone advice to
help the individual build confidence in caring for themselves.
Apps to help raise
awareness and enable the individual to better manage their own care and
Remote peer-peer support between clinicians and or consultations between patients and clinicians.
A ‘Question Time’ style event at which members of the public, local politicians, and interest groups will be invited to quiz a panel of local experts will kick-start a programme of events to discuss how acute (hospital based) services could be provided in the future on the Island.