Category Archives: Whole System Demonstrator

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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Telehealth not cost effective says new study

An article published in the BMJ today claims that telehealth is not an effective addition to standard support and treatment. The authors report on a study which examined the costs and cost effectiveness of telehealth in addition to standard support … Continue reading

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Maximising the benefits of Telehealth

In an article in The Guardian Professional Network, Ileana Welte head of Bosch Healthcare unsurprisingly defends the positive aspects of Telehealth this week in the face of the recent negative results from the WSD. She cites a 2020health report in … Continue reading

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Benefits of Telehealth

A report on the BBC website today makes a quick roundup of some key items from the current UK telehealth scene: the WSD and the recent BMJ article on it, 3ML, O2 Help at Hand and Vodafone mHealth. It gets … Continue reading

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Telehealth business models focussed on gaining acceptance from all stakeholders says F&S

A new report from Frost & Sullivan entitled Telehealth Business Models in Europe claims that, as has been generally expected, the increasing cost of healthcare is helping to promote the use of Telehealth in Europe, with Scandinavia, the UK and … Continue reading

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Telehealth did not improve quality of life – WSD

“Second generation, home based telehealth as implemented in the Whole Systems Demonstrator Evaluation was not effective or efficacious compared with usual care only. Telehealth did not improve quality of life or psychological outcomes for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, … Continue reading

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BMA not convinced of Telehealth as a result of WSD

“In terms of the evidence, the conclusion from studies (including one of the largest telehealth and telecare studies ever conducted; the UK Whole System Demonstrator trial) is that the evidence does not warrant full scale roll-out, but more careful exploration. … Continue reading

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Growing Old on Radio 4

Today’s excellent episode of Peter Day’s In Business on Radio 4 was on the impact of the demographic changes and the lower birth rate that is being experienced in many countries. Touching on telecare, telehealth, WSD and 3ML it is … Continue reading

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New FREE KPMG report on eHealth

KPMG has published a new report  called Accelerating innovation: the power of the crowd, available free from their website. Subtitled global lessons in eHealth implementation it is a bit of mixed bag but worth a look at. If you can survive … Continue reading

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NHS Cornwall to target 30,000 Telehealth patients

The BBC reports that the NHS in Cornwall wants to expand its use of telehealth to 30,000 patients. Dave Tyas, Telehealth and Service Improvement Manager at Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PCT is quoted as admitting the target is ambitious … Continue reading

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3ML – PM backs accelerating telehealth

The Government launched its Life Sciences Strategy and a review of innovation in the NHS yesterday. As part of this David Cameron launched the 3 Million Lives campaign which aims to provide telehealth devices to three million people over the next … Continue reading

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WSDAN Roadshow in Hull

University of Hull is host to a WSDAN (Whole System Demonstrator Action Network) Roadshow on June 30th but the UofHull website says that the event is now full so if you aren’t already registered to attend check the website after … Continue reading

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Whole system demonstrator project shows promising results

Guardian reports that Stephen Johnson Head of Long term conditions for the department of health has said the project is starting to make a difference in people’s lives and the raw data proves “fascinating”. Read more here WSD shows promising … Continue reading

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