ICT services for People with Learning Disabilities Edinburgh, September 2010 Chris Austin College of Occupational Therapists email@example.comOccupation matters College of Occupational Therapists COTSS PLD Conference, 23-24 September 2010
Workshop overviewOptimise:Independence, safety, choice, participation in the community ...•What are ICT services•Future possibilities•What can we do?
ICT - Information and Communication TechnologiesInformation technology• Computers• Electronic devices ...Communication technology• Networking / Internet• Mobile phones, mobile computing ...
What are ICT services• Electronic care records• Telecare services• Telehealth services• Mobile Health and Social Care
Electronic care records• Record all information electronically• Records are structured and partially coded• Systems will exchange data / information• Support integrated care planning• Support emergency and unscheduled care• Enable audit, research and service evaluation
Telecare services‘... The continuous, automatic and remote monitoring of realtime emergencies and life-style changes over time in order tomanage the risks associated with independent living.’Tunstall (2010)Alarm units and sensors placed around the home -whereabouts, accidents and falls, epilepsy (in bed), floodingin bathroom, cooking, firesCCTV in the home, outside the front door (Bogus callers)
TelehealthTelehealth is ‘… the provision of health services at a distanceusing a range of digital technologies.’Scottish Centre for Telehealth - http://www.sct.scot.nhs.uk/Mainly relevant to long term conditions –stroke, diabetes, COPD, paediatrics, mental health ...•Videoconferencing: clinical decision support•Monitoring: blood pressure, pulse, weight, oxygen saturation
Mobile ‘Health & Social’ Care• Mobile phone, laptop, PDA ...• Access to information (Records, internet and databases)• Support for staff (Safety, changed appointments, emergencies)
Future possibilities• Office-lite, mobile office• Telecare as a mainstream commodity• Integrated shared care records• Optimise level of independence and participation in the community• Routine outcomes measurement, audit, research and evaluation.
What can we do?• Networking and sharing• Innovation / invention• Piloting, auditing, publishing• Research• Education – students and staff
ReferencesBECTA (2005) ‘Coming of age: Effective use of ICT for adults with severe learningdisabilities’. http://www.becta.org.ukTunstall (2010) ‘Learning Disabilities: Solutions for independent living – keyinformation for health and social care professionals and carers’. TunstallHealthcare. Download from:http://www.tunstallhealth.com/assets/literature/Learning%20disabilities%20guide%2003.10.pdfUniversity of Stirling, Joint Improvement Team, The Dementia Servicesdevelopment Centre (2010) ‘Telecare and learning disability: Using telecareeffectively in the support of people with learning disabilities’. University of Stirling.Download from:http://www.jitscotland.org.uk/downloads/1284108625-00260%20Telecare%20and%20learning%20disability.pdf