A new study reveals that only 42% of UK companies are capable of detecting an IoT breach, with only France worse off at 36%. IoT has been predicted to rise over the next few years as 5G becomes mainstream.
Many care homes are adopting new technologies and medical devices that are smart and connected so it's worth taking a closer look at what security measures you have in place.
And why you should prepare for it sooner rather than later…The impending end of life date for analogue ISDN telephony, set by BT for 2025, represents one of the most significant changes in care home telecoms history. Whilst millions of businesses have already turned away from ISDN in favour of more cost effective and functional alternatives, the 2025 switch off means that in order for care homes to continue using their business telephone systems past 2025 they have no choice but to embrace modern, internet based digital telephony as using an ISDN2 or ISDN30 system will no longer be possible.
Care home telecoms provider GHM Care has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.
Report by The GuardianJapan’s elderly are being told to get used to being looked after by robots. Could your care home technology extend to robot carers too?With Japan’s ageing society facing a predicted shortfall of 370,000 caregivers by 2025, the government wants to increase community acceptance of technology that could help fill the gap in the nursing workforce.
An independent review of health and care services in Wales has found that the country is in dire need of a system change, including better uptake and use of technologies.The report sets out a “quadruple aim” for the health service to improve health and wellbeing by focusing on prevention, improve quality of care, improve capability and engagement among staff, and increase the value achieved from funding.
An article by the BBC says that smartphone sales are booming with older consumers in the UK, according to a study of the market.It indicates that 71% of 55-to-75 year olds now own an app-capable handset.