Philips to lead a pan-European telehealth project

Philips is reported in MTB Europe to be leading a consortium running a programme which is to monitor telehealth in five regions in Europe (Scotland is one of the regions). The programme is expected to explore the organisational and structual processes required to successfully implement telehealth.

Healthcare authorities, hospitals, companies and universities in each region will be brought together to deploy and operate care and telehealth schemes which will be monitored over a 2 year period.

The ACT program (www.act-program.eu) is part of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA). The EIP-AHA is an initiative from the European Commission under its Innovation Union strategy, and aims to increase the average healthy lifespan by two years by 2020. http://ec.europa.eu/active-healthy-ageing

About Chrys Meewella

Chrys is an Electrical Engineer who has specialised in Telecommunications and has worked on developing telecare and telehealth solutions. Following his post-doctoral work at Imperial College Chrys joined Philips Research Labs and later worked for, amongst others, BT, O2 and NEC. Chrys is a Charted Engineer and is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and runs a consultancy business in telecommunications and IT.
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