CQC to explore use of technology in care

New web resource to provide regular updates on technology in care

Published on 19th November 2018

The use of technology in care will be the focus of a new resource on the Care Quality Commission's website.

The evolving resource will explore the use of technology in care, looking at the benefits of innovation and updating previously published information on surveillance. The new pages on the CQC website will mark the start of a series in which information on how technology is being used will be shared. People can sign up to receive email alerts when new items are published.

The CQC will look at what providers will need to consider as they develop new ways of working with technology.

The launch of the 'technology in care' pages will include:

-    Using surveillance in your care service
-    Appropriately handling personal information
-    Understanding 'informed consent'

This work builds on the CQC's existing published information on surveillance, and draws on  their long-standing commitment to co-production and learning from providers, while upholding people’s right to safe, high-quality care.

As well as sharing information, examples and tips about the use of technology in care, CQC has recently been awarded funding to investigate and test new ways of engaging with innovative providers to meet the needs of an ageing population.

The grant from the Regulators' Pioneer Fund of the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) could help CQC examine 'regulatory sandboxing', where implementation of technology can be tested against the regulations in a controlled way, to ensure that regulation achieves the best outcome for people using services.

For more information, sign up here.

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