CASPA members collecting crucial COVID-19 infection data for staff and service users

3rd April 2020

 The CASPA Board of Directors, an independent association representing the views and interests of social care software providers, announce how members are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by recording crucial data that tracks COVID-19 infections across staff and services users in resident and home care settings. 

Several members of CASPA who provide digital care systems have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by allowing their customers to record and track symptoms of their staff and service users. Approximately 30% of the residential care beds and 15% of the home care market are covered by this initiative already, with more software providers joining weekly, updating their systems accordingly to record this additional data.

By embedding the recording of COVID-19 infections into the daily workflow of their customers, social care organisations are provided with an invaluable understanding of potential staff shortages faced due to infection, and are able to gain this information with virtually no additional burden on already stretched staff.

CASPA is a UK based independent, not-for-profit association representing the views and interests of social care software providers. The association promotes the continued growth of the use of digital technologies, and thus the transparency of care being provided, within the social care sector. They are improving the digital information flow between social care and other parties, in particular, the NHS. CASPA strive to implement legislation and regulatory guidelines within the industry where such standards do not currently exist. Membership is available to companies involved in the provision of software to the care sector. Members of CASPA benefit from having a central point of contact on issues facing the industry and the association will represent members bringing suggestions to the government and other industry bodies. 

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