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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.

Ambient Assisted Living Forum 2013

The AAL Forum is billed as an annual platform for the growing “ambient assisted living” – telehealth and telecare – community in Europe to meet and discuss AAL. It is also a showcase event for people involved in the Ambient … Continue reading

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BT loses Lancashire alarm service

Plans to transfer community alarm services, including telecare, to a partnership company between BT and the Council have been scrapped by Lancashire County Council following concerns from tenants and existing providers and the launch of a disciplinary investigation into allegations … Continue reading

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Revision of the Medical Devices Directive (UK)

The proposal for amending the European Directive 93/42/EEC known as the Medical Devices Directive was initiated nearly a year ago on 26 September 2012. The proposals for change were driven by several major medical device issues that have occured recently … Continue reading

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Maximising independence, managing costs: reablement and telecare in the evolving public health landscape

This is a new conference being origanised by Pavilion Publishing and Media. The conference will be in London on 13th November 2013. Speakers shown on the Pavilion website include those from local government, academia and private sector. Further details are … Continue reading

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O2 pulls out of Telecare

As reported by Charles Lowe on our main site on Tuesday, O2 has announced via its website that they are withdrawing from the UK Telecare market just four months after re-launcing the Help at Hand device (see O2 (re-)launches Help … Continue reading

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Telecare and telehealth week @ Wessex HIEC

Steve has posted an item on our main site regarding the Wessex HIEC’s Innovation Month and in particular the telehealth and telecare being highlighted this week. See the item at Telehealth and telecare week at Wessex HIEC (UK).

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Jobs expectation in Bodmin after BT’s Cornwall telehealth win

Following the April 2013 decision by Cornwall Council to award the outsourcing contract to BT (including the outsourcing of telehealth and telecare) there is expectation that 300 new telehealth jobs will be created in Bodmin, according to the Cornish Guardian. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Event: Smart Healthcare: technology revolutions in delivering healthcare

This event looks at telehealth, exploring its continuing evolution into mobile health and discussing  practical examples of implementation. The speakers will look at the technology needed both in providing communications and in technology requirements for patients’ homes. There are also … Continue reading

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Trafford promotes free telecare for over-80’s

Trafford Council’s trial of free telecare for a year for over 80’s, announced last month (Trafford Council pledges free Telecare trial for over 80s) is being promoted throughout the borough with special events according to the press release published in … Continue reading

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Free smoke alarm distribution linked to Surrey’s telecare

Surrey County Council and the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service have distributed 1200 free smoke alarms over the past year according to Elmbridge Today. “It runs alongside a county council drive aimed at helping old people retain their independence for … Continue reading

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SEHTA briefing presentations

The presentations from the SEHTA sector briefing on 20 March which we announced on 11 March is reported to be available on the SEHTA Youtube channel. SEHTA reports that UKTI officers from 18 countries attended the briefing.

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FDA action on mobile apps and knock on effect in Europe

The US Food and Drug Administration’s Christy Foreman recently addressed a commitee of the US Congress on the subject of regulating mobile health apps. Following draft guidance issued by the FDA in 2011 FDA is now working on a regulatory … Continue reading

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EU ahead of US on telehealth

An American law firm Epstein Becker Green has posted an article on their website analysing two key differences between the US and EU regulations affecting telehealth. Firstly they identify the ability of health workers to treat their patients even when … Continue reading

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BT outsourcing contract (including telehealth and telecare) approved by Cornwall Council

Our Telehealth and Telecare Aware main site editor Steve Hards has picked up news of the approval of the BT’s partnership contract with Cornwall Council. We reported in October last year that the Council suspened a proposal to outsource services … Continue reading

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