People will often need and benefit from health and care services at times in their lives, and the healthcare and Health and Social Care systems in the UK as a whole are intended to help keep people safe and well and live more independent, healthier lives for longer.
According to the World Bank, the life expectancy in the UK is now an average of just over 81 years. As recently as 1970, it was an average of 71 years: people living ten years longer (about 14%) in just over five decades is an astonishing change, and it is testament to our health and care providers.
While healthcare focusses on treatment, control or prevention of disease, injury or disability, social care also deals with the activities of daily living, maintaining independence, social and societal interaction and involvement, and protection for the vulnerable.
It is an incredibly challenging field, requiring knowledge and skill not only in human biology and medicine, but also in nutrition, law and social policy, and even education, depending on the area. Nurseries, residential homes, clinics and hospitals, and other care establishments also need specialist equipment to provide therapy and care, and must manage the physical security of facilities, apparatus and treatments as well as complex and sensitive records.
What this means to you
If you’re in the health, care or medical services sector, we know that trying to balance all of this is difficult. Technology can play a big part in helping, but only if it’s fit for purpose: it needs to be reliable, effective, fast and scalable. If there are problems, you need to know that they’ll be resolved quickly. Where patient data is concerned, you need to know that it’s safe and secure, and compliant with the relevant regulations.
Why we are good
We provide IT support and technology services to a large number of organisations in the health, care and medical services area. We cover Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Paignton and Exmouth, as well as the rest of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. We also have clients in places like Hampshire, Kent, London, Northamptonshire and even Scotland.
What we can do
In a sector where integrity, accuracy and timeliness are so important, IT companies may need to show more than just technical competence. At Think IT, we’re owned by and integrated with Thompson Jenner, a leading accounting firm, and our culture as a group is based on a similar set of standards that underpin the accountancy sector.
Whether you need technical support, want to look at an upgrade project, or a have a cyber security issue or question, we’d be really happy to help.