Technology and Innovation in Health and Social Care - Call for Views

The Committee have issued a general call for views on Wednesday 31 May.

The Committee is seeking views on the Scottish Government’s approach to eHealth.  We want to hear about the successes and failures of existing telecare and telehealth strategies and the opportunities future developments might present.  The committee will also explore barriers to innovation in health and social care.

The call for evidence also asks whether the Scottish Government’s draft vision on digital health and social care adequately addresses the future requirements of the NHS and social care sector in Scotland. Will it empower and enable innovation and the transformations that will be needed to keep pace with technological developments?

The Committee are keen to hear responses to the following questions:

  1. What do you consider have been the main successes of the existing Scottish Government’s eHealth and telecare/telehealth strategies and why?
  2. What do you consider have been the main failures of the existing Scottish Government’s eHealth and telecare/telehealth strategies and why?
  3. How well does the Scottish Government’s draft Digital Health and Social Care Vision 2017-2022 address the future requirements of the NHS and social care sector?
  4. Do you think there are any significant omissions in the Scottish Government’s draft Digital Health and Social Care vision 2017-2022
  5. What key opportunities exist for the use of technology in health and social care over the next 10 years?
  6. What actions are needed to improve the accessibility and sharing of the electronic patient record?
  7. What are the barriers to innovation in health and social care?

How to submit written evidence

Before making a submission, please read our policy on treatment of written evidence. In line with that policy, submissions will normally be published on our website. We recognise that in some circumstances people may prefer for their evidence to be treated as confidential or published anonymously. If you wish to do this, please make this clear when submitting your evidence.
Written submissions should be reasonably brief and typewritten in Word format (preferably no more than 4-6 sides of A4 in total).

The deadline for receipt of written submissions is Wednesday 12 July 2017.

Owing to the timescales normally required for the processing and analysis of evidence, late submissions will only be accepted with the advance agreement of the clerk.

The Committee prefers to receive submissions electronically. These should be sent to: healthandsport@parliament.scot

You may also send a hard copy of written submissions to:
Health and Sport Committee
Scottish Parliament
Holyrood
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP 

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