What are accreditations and frameworks, and why are they important to OLM?
What is an accreditation? It is a statement of compliance that showcases to potential partners your commitment to maintain certain high standards. These industry standards are then sought after as they offer a warm hug for organisations seeking certain expertise. If they have two suppliers and want to differentiate them, then the accreditations they list can help each individual supplier to stand out from each other.
The cost of avoidable hospital admissions
According to research from Age UK there are nearly 1,000 elderly individuals that are being needlessly admitted to hospital every day. These figures relate to conditions such as ear, nose or throat conditions, kidney and urinary tract infections, alongside angina. All of these conditions could have been avoided if the individual was in receipt of better care.
Digital Transformation is here
We all know and accept this. It is not something that we are fighting, quite the opposite in fact. Digital has transformed the manner in which we live our lives. We have access to everything we could ever need, from devices no bigger than a cup to self-driving cars. It is an age of enlightenment but one that has come rather late to the NHS.
Children's Social Care
Early support and prevention services need to be applied at the start of a vulnerable child's life to steer them in the right direction
Getting the right start in life is essential. Children are products of their surroundings and a tough childhood can lead to being ‘bounced around the system’. Early support services like Sure Start and Early Help teams can counteract these issues and ensure that each and every child receives the best start at life possible. With this in mind, you have to ask yourself why these services are closing down across the country, leaving children to fend for themselves.
ECLIPSE: Social Care IT designed by the Social Worker
When we looked to develop new social care IT software from the ground up, we knew we needed it to work for those that would be using it everyday, the Social workers.
Devon County Council are live with ECLIPSE
Devon County Council today celebrated the launch of our ECLIPSE software and services platform for children’s services.
Could instant messaging transform the school application experience on National Offer Day?
Over the past ten years I have seen technology grow at an astounding rate and I’m always interested in how we can apply this to improve the lives of Children and Families.
Tomorrow is National Offer Day, a day in which parents around the country receive the news they were looking for or dreading.
Bi-Borough councils improve SEN systems infrastructure
Bi-Borough councils, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster City Council are to improve IT systems infrastructure across the SEN service to deliver better digital care. The authorities have awarded OLM a contract to replace existing systems with the implementation of next-generation case management system, ECLIPSE, to support the SEN (special education needs) service and integrated case recording.
Safeguarding is not limited to the classroom
Teaching today includes an element of safeguarding, as for some children their teacher is the only stable relationship that they have. Without effective intervention and safeguarding from a young age, children can be driven into the arms of gangs where they can commit unspeakable crimes. We have seen this recently with the increase in teenage knife crime, but what can be done?