635 individuals responded to the survey; covering a wide range of sectors and job roles from health, social care, housing and support services.
Results highlighted limited use of technology enabled care, however there was an appetite to learn more and to start using such technologies.
The main reasons highlighted for not using technology for health and care, included lack of knowledge and skills, no perceived role requirements and no opportunities. Only 2% of respondents stated they had no interest in technology enabled care.
These things not really been on offer. So not yet decided what role they would or should play if any in our care of patients. Our primary technology needs are more basic and not yet address."
General Practitioner NHS Health Board
Allowing staff to use the technology themselves so they can experience and understand the technology first hand."
TEAM LEADER LOCAL AUTHORITY
Cost of training & equipment plus a workforce who seem hesitant to use technology. We would also need a regulatory approval."
Director Care Home
No finances to support any new ways of working."
NHS Health Board
Telecare has not been considered within Housing Options Service delivery; we are unaware of how this would benefit our service users."
Housing Options Co-ordinator Local Authority
Not relevant to role. Great potential for other members of staff."
Development OfficeR Third Sector
Figure 7: Use of technology enabled care (N=549-598).
(Question 1 – Which of the following do you or your team use at work?)
Figure 8: Reasons for not using technology enabled care (frequencies presented; N=522. Respondents could select as many as applied).
(Question 2 – If you selected DO NOT USE for any of the above, tell us why?
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