The Internet of Things, wearables and improving outcomes
There is no denying the scale of the problem facing local government in the field of social care: inexorably rising demand coupled with severely reducing budgets.
However, in light of the Chancellor's comments in his budget speech on technology, innovation and the Internet of Things, Helen Olsen asks the Local Digital Live panel, "can we use 'smart care' to help citizens remain at home longer?"
Can the Internet of Things, telecare and digital access to GPs help keep people safe, healthy and happy at home longer? Can it prevent emotionally and financially costly admissions to A&E?
On the panel:
- Andrew Chitty, Managing Director, Digital Life Sciences
- Debbie Johnson, ICT Business Development, Kent County Council
- Paul Thomas, Lead Architect for Health, Microsoft Consulting Services