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