Tag Archives: telehealth

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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Govt policy on telehealth

A good summary of the very recent history of the Governtment policy on telehealth is given in a short article by Dr Hadrian Moss, a GP writing in Pulse. Dr Moss asks the obvious question as to why Jeremy Hunt … Continue reading

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Another market forecast from WinterGreen

Only in December last year WinterGreen brought out an expensive market forecast for 2012-18 on telehealth systems (New telehealth market forecast report released) and now we have another forecast, this time for 2013-19, priced at £2,432. If interested have a … Continue reading

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Interview article in Information Week

Information Week has published an interview on its online edition where the telehealth director of InHealthcare is evangelising “digital care pathways” and “holistic electronic views of patients”. This might impress NHS jargon lovers, but it is disappointing to see companies … 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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SEHTA organise a meet-the-UKTI-project-officer meeting

SEHTA has organised a meeting for 20 May 2013 for telehealth and telecare companies interested in a wide range of overseas markets. The meeting will provide an hour for companies to meet UKTI project officers from Abu Dhabi, Moscow, Helsinki, … 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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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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Healthcare reform to boost growth in Telehealth market

“From 2010 to 2011 the Telehealth installed base increased by 22.2% as the number of patients enrolled worldwide reached 241,200” says a new report from InMedica, 10 Predictions for 2013 in the Medical Electronics Industry. The report continues: “Telehealth is … 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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Managed telehealth service proof of concept trials

Air Products has been trialling a proof of concept of a “virtual ward” managed telehealth service in England according to a new press release. The service is initiated by a healthcare professional referring a patient via a web-based application. Air … Continue reading

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