Groningen has a new special institution for care education richer. ‘Technology & Care Academy Groningen’ is the name of the educational institution, founded by Noorderpoort and Alfacollege. The important role of new technology in training is distinctive† TZA wants to help the current carer and nurse with technology for the elderly and people in need of care. Full attention is also paid to ‘digital skills’ in healthcare.
More and more people want to live at home longer and maintain control, often with the help of informal carers, volunteers and professionals. Healthcare technology helps to make this easier and safer. Thanks to technology, a large part of prevention, diagnosis and care can take place in the living environment: at home, at work, on the road, during sports and/or other activities. Especially now that healthcare faces many challenges, this can help to maintain a high level of healthcare in the city as well as in the region in the future. TZA aims for a future in which good quality of life, quality of care and quality of work are guaranteed by the use of technology. Care, welfare organisations, governments and education work together in this.
Technological support for the healthcare professional
Through TZA, for example, practical research, further training, inspiration sessions and expert meetings take place for healthcare professionals. TZA wants to help the current carer and nurse with technology for the elderly and people in need of care. Full attention is also paid to ‘digital skills’ in healthcare. By training digital coaches, healthcare workers experience sufficient support in their daily work with digital tasks such as sensor monitoring and the use of apps for medication safety. Care organizations can submit a practical case to the academy. For example, which tablets are suitable for clients and how do they relate to each other? Students trace a suitable solution by tackling the issues on a project basis. With the help of care ambassadors and project leaders, there is a continuous critical look at the right and most useful technologies for each situation.
The partners of TZA Groningen are; Cosis, TSN Care and Nursing, Zorggroep Meander, ZINN, Zonnehuisgroep Noord, De Hoven, ‘s Heerenloo, Noorderzorg, De Zijlen, Lentis, Municipality of Eemsdelta, Close Cooperative, De Blanckenborg, Buurtzorg Nederland, De Leyhoeve, Treant, WIJ Groningen, BCM , ROC Menso Alting, Alfa College, Health Hub Roden, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Zorgplein Noord and Noorderpoort.