Cura’s Response to the Health Secretary’s speech at the HSJ Digital Transformation Summit

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and shortage of staff have amplified demands for technology solutions to augment care.   We have seen regulatory authorities in the social care sector urging care providers to adopt the use of technology as a tool not only to connect to everyone in the care ecosystem but also to improve the way care is delivered; improve the admission process, medication management, documentation of service users’ records, and sharing of vital information. It is also evident that care homes can gain much greater assurance when processes and procedures are alerted at the appropriate time, monitored and reported in a timely manner.

Digital Care Systems

At the recent Health Service Journal's Digital Transformation Summit,  Health Secretary Sajid Javid in his speech set out a digital agenda to harness digital transformation in the social care sector.  He outlined four priorities to use the power of digital to drive a new era of recover and reform: ensuring the NHS is set up properly to succeed, levelling throughout the NHS and social care, pursuing personalisation, and making big breakthrough bets on emerging technologies and data.

“Digital transformation is not something that you can delegate. It must be led from the front,” Sajid says, who believes electronic patient records are the essential prerequisite for a modern, digital NHS and without them, we cannot achieve the full potential for reform.” Link to Gov.UK website

Javid also announced that he wants to accelerate the roll rollout of vital records with a new approach to hit 90% coverage by December next year. Sajid Javid said: “Everywhere I went I saw incredible examples of how digital technologies are already transforming health and care for the better.

“I want to see a particular focus on social care, where around 40% of providers are still grappling entirely with paper-based records. So, want to see all social care providers adopt a digital social care record.”

The outbreak has illustrated the vital role of service providers to create a safe, caring, effective, responsive and well-led environment; however, without the support of technology, it makes care so much more difficult to deliver. Clearly, technology changes the way we live and work by using care apps and digital care devices such as Cura’s suite of applications.

Cura, an intuitive care management system is supporting efforts to equip each home with a tech-driven solution and a digitally conscious care environment. Cura care systems are equipped with a rich set of tools and features and committed to bringing further innovations to benefit all involved in the provision of care.

We are all required to adjust to the new normal and prepare ourselves for similar future pandemics and global emergencies. We are now living in a time where embracing technology seems to be the best option to deliver better quality outcomes.

Cura will continually bring care to the next level by working towards more innovative ways in the advancement of technology.

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