The Centre for Work-based Learning (CWBL) in Scotland joined forces with Aberdeen based Robert Gordon University to host an event looking at innovation in social care.
Safeguarding the future of workers in health and social care, which sustain over 350,000 jobs in Scotland alone, will rely on people being able to embrace “collaborative practice”; live and deal with technology disruption, and accept you never stop learning if you want to survive and thrive in the future.
Technology is also starting to have a major impact on the health care sector in two key ways: the hardware which is being built into care environments, such as the sensors which spot unusual or unexpected patterns of behaviour, and the software systems which are allowing careers to interact with clients (and each other) in more cost-effective ways.
There is a real opportunity to deploy and use these technologies to save lives as well as money, and to connect people over great distances, which is very important for a place like Scotland. But as Andrew Macfarlane Founder & CEO of Carezapp rightly pointed out, we must educate people about what’s possible with the technology, and then train people to make it actually possible using the technology, but always with the end user in mind……the tech must only ever be a means to an end, not the other way round.
Read the full article here from the CWBL Director David Coyne’s personal take on the presentations and subsequent debate on innovation in social care.
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