Improving Identification and Management of Frailty in the Digital Age: A Person-Centred Approach
11:15 – 12:30
Frailty, which is associated with older age, is progressive, negatively impacts an individual’s quality of life and is linked to an increased use in health and social care resources. With the right support, it can be reduced, modified or if identified early enough it can be reversed.
Currently 10% of the population lives with frailty, with projections indicating that 25% will be 65 or older by 2045. This increase must also be considered against the challenging context of sustainable recovery and renewal that embraces digital technology and digitally enabled services as a transformation enabler.
This session will provide an opportunity to learn about the national and local activity focused on improving outcomes for people living with or at risk of frailty. Delegates attending the session will learn about the recently launched Healthcare Improvement Scotland's (HIS) Focus on Frailty Programme which supports teams to use a blend of quality improvement and service design methods to plan and deliver integrated services for people living with frailty based on the needs of the person, their carers and families.
Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) will share their ‘Collaborative Care Architecture’ project. The project offers a practical way to think differently about how changing the tools used to communicate, plan and act, and the underlying way records are stored and shared between people and across organisations could help overcome boundaries between health, social care, and third sector organisations.
Associate Director Improvement and Safety, Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Digital Programme Manager, Midlothian Health & Social Care Partnership
Chief Technology Officer, Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (DHI)