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Technology Supporting People

Section: DigitalType: News Item Date Published: 5th June 2019
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Find out how everyday tech can help you take control of your health, care and wellbeing.

In today’s connected world, technology is making it easier than ever before to access information and services. It has changed the way we shop, the way we travel, the way we watch TV – and it can change the way we manage our health, care and wellbeing too by enabling us to stay up-to-date, connected and in control.

From mobile apps that let you share clinical information without visiting a hospital, to video consultations, new technologies offer a range of ways for you to manage your health and care. And you don’t need to be a tech-savvy genius to do it either. Many services, such as text alerts for appointments, can be accessed using just a mobile phone.

Watch these helpful animations (this link will take you away from our website) for a quick guide to how technology can help you take control, stay connected and better manage your own health, care and wellbeing.

Meet Bridget

Technology already plays a big part in Bridget’s life and she finds it really useful when it comes to staying on top of her health. She uses video messaging apps to speak to her GP and sends, shares and receives clinical information electronically to avoid unnecessary hospital visits. A wearable smartwatch makes it easier for her to learn more and reach her wellbeing goals. Bridget likes that she is able to connect with her health and care services at any time, on any device.

Meet Hew

Hew is not quite as comfortable with new technologies as Bridget, but he is still able to stay in control of his own care using his mobile phone. Hew makes multiple visits to his GP, hospital clinic, optician and pharmacist each month, and relies on text message reminders to help him manage his schedule.

Find Out More

Visit https://learn.nes.nhs.scot/17607/technology-enabled-care/technology-supporting-people (this link will take you away from our website) for more on how technology can empower you to take control of your health, care and wellbeing. You can also search the hashtag #TechSupportingPeople on Twitter, or speak to your healthcare provider to find out more about services available in your area.

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