We are proud to announce the TeleAlarm TA74 GSM and TeleAlarm Cloud Services have been added to the Scotland Digital Office Assessed Supplier List:
The Scottish Government’s Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme has been working to support the integration of both Telehealth and Telecare by driving improvement, integration and innovation. The TEC program established the Digital Telecare section to explore what would be needed to support Scottish Telecare providers transition to a digital telecare service.
Hosted by the Scottish Local Government Digital Office, Digital Telecare has been working closely with Telecare providers on this pressing agenda to identify challenges to ensure a smooth, safe transition to a digital service for citizens in receipt of telecare in their home environments. The activities have also highlighted what Digital Telecare can do to support the need for change and the impact that doing nothing would have on citizens continuing to receive analogue telecare services.
When implementing digital telecare, telecare service providers are likely to use a range of suppliers to provide the equipment and services that form the overall solution. For this reason, telecare service providers need to evaluate the cyber security risk associated with each supplier before integrating their equipment/service into the solution.
Digital Telecare has designed an assessment procedure to reduce the burden on suppliers to provide this evidence to multiple customer organisations and ensure a consistent and best-practice approach is taken to cyber security. They have recently launched the assessed supplier list.
Assessed Supplier List
Suppliers are assessed against their business processes related to cyber security. In addition, devices or services are also individually assessed and need to pass the process to be entered onto the ‘Assessed Suppliers List’.
‘The Scottish digital telecare security-assessed suppliers scheme reviewed an application from TeleAlarm for the TA74 GSM alarm unit and its associated device management platform. Both this assessment scheme, and TeleAlarm’s positive response to it, will help ensure that vulnerable telecare users across Scotland are protected against the threat posed by cyber criminals when using these services.’ Andy Grayland, Chief Information Security Officer, Digital Office for Scottish Local Authorities