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Care in the Digital Age: delivery plan 2022 to 2023

The national delivery plan describes activities supporting Health Boards, HSCPs, local authorities, primary care, social care, social work, and care providers to offer new or improved services, whether through improved systems and infrastructure, or access to digital services.


Digital Futures – Innovating and Enhancing Our Digital Nation

Priority Five: Our wellbeing and economy benefits as Scotland remains at the heart of digital innovation and development.

Advances in technology and the growth in its use, means that we need a constant focus on what is coming next. Scotland is well placed to support the development, design, testing and – ultimately – the adoption of new technology. We will seek to maximise opportunities for a pipeline of innovation through supporting the adoption and scaling up of initiatives that have the potential to reduce the already heavy burden on our workforce. This will also create new jobs and roles of tomorrow and strengthen how people interact and engage with health and care services.

We also engage across the UK and Europe – and further afield – to share learning and knowledge, attract extra money and grow our own expertise. This includes conducting extensive research so that we understand the best approach to replacing some of our core systems, and the detailed planning needed before we replace old systems or change the ways that people work.

What we will deliver

Further develop our UK and International collaborations, bringing inward investment in support of improvements, and innovations and industry collaborations.

Why we are doing this

Progress significant co-designed collaborative programmes to address a key health and care demand challenge, and deliver further inward investment for digital health and care in Scotland.

Who is leading this work

DHI, Scottish Government Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre, Scottish Government

When it will be delivered by

March 2023

What we will deliver

Opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration with international stakeholders to support the sustainable development and delivery of digital health and social care for Scotland.

Why we are doing this

Promoting Scotland as a leader and as a strong collaborative and learning partner in digital health and care.

Who is leading this work

Scottish Government

When it will be delivered by

March 2023

What we will deliver

Continued support for innovation through development of Healthy Ageing and Mental Health innovation clusters to support increased investment in Scotland and improved infrastructure for innovation and evaluation activity within mental health.

Why we are doing this

To further develop a strong digital health and care ecosystem and identify a pipeline of innovations with an infrastructure to support adoption at scale. Sharing good practice and actively promoting knowledge exchange with a focus on collaboration.

To promote the development and testing of new and emerging technologies focused on improving the mental health and wellbeing of individuals across Scotland.

Who is leading this work

Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre with Innovation Centres

When it will be delivered by

March 2023

What we will deliver

Develop an effective partnership model, bringing together health and care practitioners, industry, and academia to collaborate to solve key demand-led challenges and support economic growth for Scotland.

Why we are doing this

Create economic growth; increase jobs in Scotland's digital health and care sector and foster, maintain partnership and collaborations; create routes to market for new products.

Who is leading this work

Scottish Government

When it will be delivered by

March 2023

Contact

Email: DHCPolicyHub@gov.scot

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