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Care in a homely setting blog series - part 2 : More about the elements within "care in a homely setting"

Rooney, Laura (2017) Care in a homely setting blog series - part 2 : More about the elements within "care in a homely setting". Digital Health & Care Institute, Glasgow.

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There is a huge need for remote monitoring capabilities in today’s healthcare system to reduce the strain on our services and allow people to remain in their homes for longer thus reducing costs and maintaining peoples’ quality of life. Policy-makers and the healthcare industry leaders must come together to find the most suitable route for which to implement these innovations. Scotland is already driving change in this area with over 100 active companies in the digital healthcare industry. The use of remote patient monitoring capabilities allows for the development of personalised care plans whereby medication/care can be adjusted based on the data collected about that person.