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Software group CASPA tracks COVID-19 infection in care settings

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COVID-19 infection of care staff and service users is being tracked by CASPA, an independent association representing the views and interests of social care software providers.

Members of the group who provide digital care systems are allowing their care home and home care customers to record and track symptoms in their staff and service users. The research, which is expanding in its scope, already includes 30% and 15% of the residential and home care market, respectively.

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.

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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.

For further information on membership and CASPA, please visit: caspa.care

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The author Lee Peart

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