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Chrys Meewella

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.

Smartphones, wearables are the future of NHS

NHS England has sketched out the future of healthcare and it will be one using smartphones and wearable bio-sensors to monitor ourselves and alert clinicians. NHS National Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh has written to around 250 organisations across health, … Continue reading

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Scotland to invest additional £10m on telehealth

The Scottish Health Secretary, Alex Neil, has announced the investment of an additional £10 million (about US $ 15 million) to support home health monitoring solutions across Scotland, the BBC has reported. This additional funding for the NHS Boards will … Continue reading

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Event: Sensors in Medicine 2014

According to the pre-event information for Sensors in Medicine 2014 “sensor applications in medical diagnosis are growing at an astonishing rate.  Twenty five years ago, these applications were limited to laboratory measurement of blood gases and electrolytes.  Today biosensors are … Continue reading

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Inexpensive reusable portable sensors for diabetes, UTI

Responsive holograms that change colour in the presence of certain compounds are being developed into portable medical tests and devices, which could be used to monitor conditions such as diabetes, cardiac function, infections, electrolyte or hormone imbalance easily and inexpensively, … Continue reading

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January Telecare LIN Newsletter is out now

The January 2014 newletter from the Telecare Learning and Improvement Network was published two days ago and has the usual rich collection of news and links to news and articles. This month there is a lot on dementia. Always a … Continue reading

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Telehealth in community nursing – a seminar at Leeds uni

Sensemaking and Telehealth: Examinig the Adoption and Normalisation of Remote Monitoring for Community Nursing is the title of a seminar to be held at the Universirty of Leeds next month discussing the role of telehealth in community nursing. The presenter … Continue reading

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Airedale telehealth rolled out to more care homes

The video-link/ videoconferencing system used by Airedale NHS Foundation Trust to provide remote medical assistance is being rolled out to additoinal care home sites. The service is staffed by a specialist nurse at Airedale General Hospital who uses the system, … Continue reading

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Bupa and ITU to collaborate on m-Health

Bupa, the UK based private health insurance and hospitals company and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced on Tuesday that they are to collaborate on a four-year international m-Health initiative called “Be Healthy, Be Mobile”. The programme, led by ITU and … Continue reading

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Liverpool telehealth pilot to expand to 1,000 patients

We reported in June 2011 that Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust (LCH) was launching a telehealth pilot to monitor 50 heart failure patients from a central monitoring station (see Telehealth Pilot in Liverpool). LCH has recently announced that they aim … Continue reading

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Narayana Hrudayalaya – what can the biggest telemedicine centre in India teach the NHS?

Narayana Hrudayalaya is a hospital in Bangalore, India, founded by a heart surgeon who trained in the NHS in 1980’s and is one of the largest cardiac hospitals in the world, performaing thousands of operations every year. Its primary target … Continue reading

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NHS Highland to check all telecare fire alarms following death

The failure of a telecare fire alarm may have contributed to the death of a 51-year old wheelchair user in a fire at her home last month according to The Inverness Courier and the Scottish Express. Barbara Anderson died in … Continue reading

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3ML Industry Leadership Group – a structural change rather than an axe

As reported on our main TTA site (3millionlives “axed”; long live 3millionlives) HSJ reported that the main 3ML group set up by the Government is being fundamentally restructured to reduce industry technology players and add a range of other stakeholders. … Continue reading

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GPs battle with telehealth

Interesting piece in The Guardian on the difficulties of persuading GPs to use telehealth. Richard Vize’s article describes the relationship between the GPs and the Department of Health as poisonous and the cause is that the GPs see the Government … Continue reading

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Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Involve-Visual form JV to market telehealth solution

PR Newswire published a press release yesterday on commercialisation of the Telehealth Hub described in a presentation by Dr Richard Pope at the Kings Fund Third Annual International Congress on Telehealth and Telecare on the 2nd of July 2013. In that … Continue reading

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Telehealth likely to be uneconomical, little evidence of patient benefit – BMA

The General Practitioners Committee (GPC) of the British Medical Association believes that the use of telehealth for remotely monitoring patients, as proposed by the UK Government, is unlikely to be cost-effective for GP practices and that there is little evidence … Continue reading

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