Digital Enablers for Integrated Care – a Design Workshop

Arias, Veronica and Arnell, Grace and Chute, Chaloner and Faulds, Brendan and McIntyre, Don and Mackenzie, Kara and Rimpilainen, Sanna and Wood, Aaron (2016) Digital Enablers for Integrated Care – a Design Workshop. Digital Health & Care Institute, Glasgow.

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    Abstract

    In ‘Region A’, like in many other regions and countries, diabetes is a prevalent condition affecting one in twenty people. Type 2 diabetes is rapidly increasing in ‘Region A’, and currently accounts for about 87% of the cases in total. Diabetes has been recognized as an exemplar long term condition, both in terms of the growing number of people with type 2 diabetes, and in terms of the serious and expensive complications it can bring to the sufferers. Maintaining and improving the quality of diabetes services, according to the ‘Region A’s government, against the backdrop of increase in patient numbers and the increased pressure on the health and care services is one of the key challenges. Those involved in diabetes care include the individual, the carer, broader social groups, and public services at multiple levels. However, as with many condition groups, flow of information and decision making is often disjointed with poor communications between these players.