CQC urge care providers embrace digital technology

Andrea Sutcliffe is the chief inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission. He has encouraged care providers to embrace innovative digital technologies that enhance care delivery. They achieve effective care outcomes, and improve the independence of the people they support.

Her comments came during an exclusive roundtable event called How to achieve outstanding care – the role of digitalisation.’ This sought to share best practice from Denmark on utilising digital technologies within the care home environment. The comments also addressed how UK care providers can achieve a CQC ‘Outstanding’ rating. It was arranged by Danish technology company Sekoia.

During discussions, Ms Sutcliffe commented on potential digital integration between the care sector and the NHS. She said: “There are huge benefits if we can seamlessly share medical information between health and care professionals. This will improve care outcomes for individuals and, furthermore, may help to reduce their length of stay in hospital.”

Mads Fischer Rasmussen (above), chief executive of Sekoia, said: “We were delighted to bring together figures from across the care sector. This is a vital discussion on the transformational role digital technologies can play in delivering outstanding quality care, in addition to other things.

“We know many UK providers are keen to utilise technology in their services, however, we need support to develop tailored digital solutions. As Sekoia launches in the UK, we look forward to helping providers benefit from our unique, proven digital applications. We want to empower their workforce and enhance care delivery for the benefit of the people they support.

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