UK Government Health Minister Lord Darzi (who recently produced High quality care for all on the future shape of the NHS –comment with link to the report) is shown in this video endorsing the move towards remote patient monitoring, using… Read moreVideo: Lord Darzi backs remote patient monitoring
The US-based Guardian Alert 911 takes the panic alarm principle and cuts out the call centre, connecting owners directly to the emergency services. Taking this approach there’s an immediate saving for users as there are no monthly fees. View this… Read moreVideo: Guardian Alert 911
BBC News report from West Bromwich, UK, on an ordinary Victorian house that has been converted to accommodate almost every electronically controlled device you can think of, linked to a system that responds to the owner’s movements. This does deserve… Read moreVideo: The house that thinks
The new standard will define a common signalling protocol for social alarm and telecare systems. People wishing to review and comment on the draft standard have until 30 September 2008. More information on HPS Consulting website.
Bed blocking in NHS hospitals got worse last year and was responsible for an estimated million lost hospital days, according to a recent survey reported in the Telegraph. There is still obviously huge scope for telehealth/telecare providers to effect cost… Read moreA million days lost to bed-blockers in UK
A reminder that in addition to promoting independence, telecare can also reduce heartache and, in some cases, horror. Read here.
US WiFiMed Holdings Company, Inc. whose holdings are providers of ‘physician workflow solutions’ has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding to purchase UK-based Integrated Telecare Ltd (iTelecare). The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end… Read moreWiFiMed Holdings to purchase iTelecare Ltd (UK)
25 English councils are to be given another £80 million between now and 2010 for additional Extra Care Housing developments. At an amazingly low average capital cost of £39,312 per dwelling, we shouldn’t complain, but it doesn’t quite square with… Read moreExtra care housing – 25 new sites announced (UK)
The Silver Life Institute, based in Paris, is a research organisation that aims (amongst other things) to: encourage consideration of ideas and questions in relation to society and old age diffuse knowledge from research into technology, economics, medical and social… Read moreFrench Silver Life Institute branch in UK
Dr Ted Eytan comments on four articles he has been reading on home health (remote patient) monitoring. His breath-of-fresh-air conclusions are cautiously positive. Now Reading: A Few Peer-Reviewed Articles About Patient Willingness to Self-Monitor.