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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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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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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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Digital Policy Alliance report on Telecare and Telehealth

The new report “Living Independently: shouldering the burden of chronic disease“ is a report from the Digital Policy Alliance which analyses the barriers to the adoption of telehealth in the UK and how these may be addressed. The report identifies … Continue reading

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Telehelath lacking national leadership in the UK

Technology is poorly applied in the NHS, the 3ML initiative has no funding and is driven by conflicting requirements says Simon Jones, NHS Direct’s Director in an interview published today in The Guardian Healthcare Network. Noting a lack of national … Continue reading

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Labour joins calls for Government to publish Telehealth plans

“The Labour Party has joined calls for the Department of Health to publish evidence to support its claims that using telehealth could save the NHS £1.2bn” says Healthcare Today in an article today. The shadow health minister Andrew Gwynne is … Continue reading

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CBI publishes report on use of telecom tech in NHS

With a punchy title Right care in the right place: delivering care closer to the home CBI published a report yesterday which identifies £3.4 billion savings for the NHS – based on various estimates previously published. For example this total … 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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Care Services minister sounding like a one-trick pony

Responding to concerns that ME in not included in government figures on those suffering from long-term neurological conditions, Care Services Minister Paul Burstow is reported to have said that care for people with neurological conditions is not good enough, adding … Continue reading

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B’ham telecare report in BJHC

The British Journal of Healthcare Computing is carrying a disappointing late report on last week’s launch of the “telecare initiative” in Birmingham. The report is essentially Tunstall’s press release inluding the claim that the Council has invested £14m – which … Continue reading

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Patient data privacy key to mass use of electronic data

The confidence that patients and clinicians will have in the privacy of the personal data of patients will be key to the success of mass adoption of technologies like telehealth argues Kurt Long in Public Service. The 3 Million Lives … Continue reading

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