Roy Lilley on the CECOPS Technology Enabled Care Code

Posted on: 05/05/2017 | Categories: Blog, CECOPS General, Digital health, TECS

Roy Lilley kindly provided a foreword for the new International Code of Practice for Planning, Commissioning and Providing Technology Enabled Care Services, as follows. (Details about the Code can be found HERE) “An outcomes-based Code of Practice for both commissioning and providing Technology Enabled Care Services, who’d have thought it? And it’s fabulous! Commissioning; there is…

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Shaping the future of the digital health marketplace

Posted on: 24/04/2017 | Categories: Blog, CECOPS General, General News, Uncategorized

I was recently asked to explain the digital health marketplace in the UK and how providers are supposed to access the market. This marketplace includes, for example, telehealth, telemedicine, eHealth and mHealth products, as well as telecare. A marketplace is formed where there is demand for a product or service, and when this demand is…

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Organisational readiness: Technology Enabled Care Services

Posted on: 24/04/2017 | Categories: Blog, CECOPS General, Digital health, General News, TECS

Having previously worked in the public sector I have personally been guilty of procuring technologies without firstly giving a lot of consideration as to how ready the organisation was to use the technologies effectively. For example, does the organisation have the right skills, resource, capacity or information systems to benefit from such technologies and measure…

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Technology enabled care services (TECS) see first International Code and support tools

Posted on: 12/10/2016 | Categories: Blog, CECOPS General, General News, Uncategorized

The first ever Code of Practice and support tools covering all aspects of planning, commissioning and providing technology enabled care services (e.g. telehealth, telecare, eHealth, digital health) have been developed by CECOPS, the independent standards body in the UK for assistive technology services. Uniquely, this new Code, which sets out standards covering every aspect of…

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Will Personal Health Budgets for wheelchairs fix the problems?

NHS England recently announced that to give people more choice and control about the care they receive, personal health budgets will be extended to cover wheelchairs from April 2017. This move is intended to support the government’s target of enabling 100,000 people to benefit from greater control via personal health budgets by 2020/21. It is…

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