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Technology-Enabled Care Services (TECS) evidence base review

In December 2016, the Health Innovation Network’s Technology team was commissioned by the NHS England Harnessing Technology workstream to undertake a review of the evidence base for technology-enabled care services (TECS). The project aimed to provide Vanguards, other providers, and commissioners with the information they need to make effective decisions about TECS to support the ongoing development of new models of care.

We conducted a desktop survey of the published literature and interviewed Vanguards and commissioners around the country to understand the factors that enable or inhibit the effectiveness of TECS. We presented our interim findings at the NHS England ‘Sandpit’ event on 9 March 2017, and our final findings and recommendations at the Digital Healthcare Show on 29 June 2017.

You can access our final report here, along with an infographic that summarises its key findings.

You can also access these materials on NHS England’s ‘Kahootz’ collaboration platform, which may also contain other useful resources connected to work in this area, and to service improvement and the development of new care models. To access Kahootz, please email harnessingtech-manager@futurenhs.kahootz.com and a member of the NHS England team will send you the login details.