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Technology Enabled Care

What is Technology Enabled Care?

Technology enabled care (TEC) is one of the integrated solutions for independence coming out of the creation of a community health, care and wellbeing system for Cornwall.

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The term technology enabled care includes telehealth, telecare, telemedicine, telecoaching and self-care services that can put people in control of their own health, wellbeing and support, keeping them safe, well and independent and offering them and their families peace of mind.

TEC also can include personalised sensors and apps that can support fitness, health, care and wellbeing for individuals and carers. Other terms used to cover TEC services include assistive technology, digital health, health IT, mHealth, eHealth, smart home technologies, artificial intelligence and internet of things just to name a few.

How could Technology Enabled Care (TEC) assist in your day to day situations? There is work going on to further improve the TEC offering, but what is available right now and via whom?

See more about what is currently offered - including guidance information on what is what.

Whether you know it as Assistive Technology, Telecare/Telehealth, Tech Stuff etc etc. or have never come across these terms, Technology Enabled Care (TEC) is here in Cornwall.

There are system wide projects and programmes via Adult Transformation and Commissioning and the CIoS Health and Care Partnership to update and embed TEC into the pathways for Adult Social Care and Health across Cornwall.

Care homes in Cornwall have different levels of information technology (IT). This affects their ability to use technology enabled care and remote monitoring capability.  The Care Homes and increasing digital capability page has more information on progress in this area.   

We are also working with partners and academia embracing new technology to support people to meet their needs in different ways and to live more independent lives. Find out more about the programmes:

 And finally, as part of work to stimulate economic development of the local TEC market, the Council has also created a small capital grant scheme.

It is a jigsaw type of funding stream to hopefully stimulate TEC - related solutions for new or existing projects to use across Adult Social Care and Health in Cornwall. Find out more on the Grant Scheme page