A UK association has been created to facilitate and promote the use of digital technologies in the social care sector.
The founding members of a new association for the care software industry have today announced the establishment of the Care Software Providers Association (CASPA), an independent association representing the views and interests of social care software providers.
The objectives of CASPA are:
- The promotion and continued growth of the use of digital technologies in the social care sector to improve the quality of care delivered
- Promoting advances in the digital information flow across social care to provide openness and transparency of care being provided
- Lobbying parties outside social care to improve the digital information flow between social care and others, in particular the NHS
- Creating standards, such as those for electronic information transfer, where such standards do not currently exist.
The association will present members’ views when making representations to Government and other agencies; when reviewing policy or legislation; and when seeking the wider views of the business community. Members benefit from having a central point of contact on issues facing the industry.
CASPA has been established in the UK as an independent, not for profit, member-driven association. Membership is available to companies involved in the provision of software to the care sector. The association is currently led by a volunteer group of three founding board members, each of whom manages a well-established care software company.
For further information regarding membership and CASPA activities, please contact Robin Wells via firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.caspa.care