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Building the evidence base for tech innovation in adult social care

Report | June 2021

NHSX commissioned the Institute of Public Care and Ipsos MORI to conduct a review of social care tech innovation. Findings from the first phase of this work, this rapid evidence review, provides insights into existing literature and evidence gaps in adoption and scalability of technology innovation in the adult social care sector.

Key findings show that while it was difficult to gauge the spread of digital technology there had been a rapid expansion as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, in part driven by increased use of consumer technology. Improved care outcomes and quality of care have also underpinned the shift to increased digitisation, alongside increases in productivity. However, there remain challenges to presenting benefits in a consistent way, particularly in relation to financial benefits.

For more details visit the NHSX website and read the blog by Jo Chandler, Head of Strategy, Skills and Innovation at NHSX.