Section: Digital

Join us to help shape a resource on how digital technology can help promote health and wellbeing.

‘Discover Digital’ is a project to raise awareness of digital tools which promote health and wellbeing. There are many such tools available nowadays. Some can help us look after ourselves better, look after someone else or access the NHS more easily.

Between 2018 – 2019 we held events across Scotland to exhibit a variety of digital health, care and wellbeing tools. You can read more about our past events by reading our reports:

In 2020, we decided to change our approach and create a more permanent resource. As a result, we are now working on developing a ‘Discover Digital toolkit’. This is aimed at anyone who might be interested in using digital health and care tools. Its intention is to help people understand how such tools work and where find the right one for a specific need.

Can you help?

Help us shape this next stage of Discover Digital and the toolkit. Join us for an online conversation on 6 November, 10.30 – 12.00, where we will be discussing a resource for digital self management.

To register your interest, email Carmen at Carmen.PaputaDutu@alliance-scotland.org.uk.

If you want to get involved but do not want to take part in an online meeting, please do still get in touch. We will work out an alternative way for you to contribute to the project.

Why digital?

We believe digital technology can enable people to live better. Digital tools, like any other tools, are just simple aids to help us reach our bigger goals. With them, we can be more connected, more informed and more empowered.

So we think everyone should be able to access and use digital health and care tools. You should be able to use technology in a way that works for you, whether it is to achieve your own health and wellbeing goals or to be able to look after someone you love better.

Supporters

‘Discover Digital’ is part of Scotland’s Digital Health and Care Fest. The Scottish Government Technology Enabled Care and Digital Health and Care divisions are key supporters of the project. Various other collaborators and supporters helped bring the project to life in its various editions. Find out more by download the reports below.

Please email dhcscot@alliance-scotland.org.uk to be kept updated.

Opinion

Opinion

Remote health pathways response to Covid-19 response and recovery

Written by: Morag Hearty

Organisation: NHS Lanarkshire

Published: 01/09/2020

Opinion

Opinion

Self management: offline and online, through crises and beyond

Written by: Carmen Paputa-Dutu

Published: 14/05/2020

Opinion

Opinion

Taking it one day at a time, digitally

Written by: Carmen Paputa-Dutu

Published: 01/04/2020

Case study

Case Study

RNIB ‘Chats about apps’