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Technology enabled care


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Definition (in a digital/TEC context)
Tunstall in-house glossary


The accepted description for a range of health and care technologies such as telecare and telehealth.

Definition (in a digital/TEC context)
TSA Commissioner/Buyer Guidance (Nov 2021)


Term given to a group of care technologies such as Telecare, Telehealth, Telemedicine

Definition (in a digital/TEC context)
Digital Social Care (
Digital Social Care

Technology Enabled Care Services is a name for telehealth, telecare, assistive technology, or telemedicine.

Source: Stakeholder discussions


There is widespread confusion over the specific meanings of terms used in the Care Technology sector (Telecare, Tech Enabled Care, Care Tech, Assistive Tech, Telehealth, Telemedicine etc). There is an urgent need for a clear set of definitions covering (a) the different types of care tech (reactive vs preventative/predictive), (b) the distinction between technological products and physical aids, (c) the level of proactive input required from the care recipient.

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