At the forefront of technology enabled care

Debbie Holroyd.
Debbie Holroyd.

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An Argyll and Bute digital health specialist is on her way to becoming a leader in the delivery of innovative new health solutions for patients across the region.

Debbie Holroyd, a technology enabled care (TEC) co-ordinator with Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), has passed her first year of a two-year Master’s degree in Digital Health Care Systems at the University of Strathclyde.

Digital health is one of the fastest growing sectors in health and social care. Scotland is an international leader in TEC, supporting more people to live longer, healthier lives at home or in community settings. It connects information sharing technology, services and systems that can remotely monitor, analyse, educate and improve health care outcomes.

Debbie said: ‘I am really pleased with my results and am looking forward to using my learning to help patients and develop their care with new models of digital health care.’

Kristin Gillies, Argyll and Bute HSCP senior service planning manager and lead for TEC, said: ‘Debbie is a dedicated member of the TEC team. We are all really proud of her hard work and attainments over the last year.

‘Debbie’s expertise is more important than ever to help further develop and deliver innovative digital health care solutions for remote and rural communities across Argyll and Bute.’

The Master’s degree is co-designed with the Scottish Government’s innovation centre (The Digital Health and Care Institute), the NHS, health and care small and medium-sized enterprises and the third sector.