Smarter Working in Social and Health care (SWISH)

Steve Iliffe (Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Centre for Ageing Population Studies)
Kalpa Kharicha (Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Centre for Ageing Population Studies)
Claire Goodman (Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care (CRIPACC), University of Hertfordshire)
Cameron Swift (Department of Health Care of the Elderly, Kings College London, British Geriatric Society)
Danielle Harari (Department of Health Care of the Elderly, Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust)
Jill Manthorpe (Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King's College London)

Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

ISSN: 1471-7794

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Successive policy documents concerning older people's health and well‐being have aimed to improve their care, by raising standards and promoting independence. These policies also emphasise the need for research to prevent disability, and reduce admission to hospitals and long‐term care settings. This paper reports an evaluation in progress of a health technology approach designed to achieve these objectives. An ‘expert system’ is described that is intended to improve older people's access to health and social care information, to enable service providers to review the health and social care needs of older people, and to allow planners to assess the needs of whole populations. The paper ends by inviting discussion and responses from readers of this journal.

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Iliffe, S., Kharicha, K., Goodman, C., Swift, C., Harari, D. and Manthorpe, J. (2005), "Smarter Working in Social and Health care (SWISH)", Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, Vol. 6 No. 4, pp. 4-11. https://doi.org/10.1108/14717794200500022

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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