Hawaii Medical Service Association, the state’s Blue Cross-Blue Shield licensee, will be introducing American Well, a web service that puts patients face-to-face with doctors online on Jan 15, “to make the Internet version of the house call available to everyone… Read moreDoctors to Make Web Calls in Hawaii
Article on the WirelessDesignAsia site making the case for WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) as the solution to the problems of delivering voice, real time video, ECG signals, and medical scans information from ambulances to hospital. [I found it… Read moreTelemedicine Delivered by WiMAX
I’m ashamed to say I was unaware the UK power company nPower’s Health Through Warmth scheme which apparently started in 2000 until I read this press release by Your Homes Newcastle’s Community Care Alarm Service (CCAS) which has linked up… Read moreHealth Through Warmth
A new project to develop communities of telecare users (‘to build a virtual community of connected carers and cared-for, to deliver flexible community-based care, preserve social inclusion and maintain a healthier lifestyle and independent living by encouraging change in behaviour.’)
WHO report: The Solid Facts – Home Care in Europe, Edited by Rosanna Tarricone & Agis D. Tsouros, 2008. It has wide-ranging prespectives including views on need and supply side, and a section on challenges for health policy- and decision-makers…. Read moreWHO report: The Solid Facts – Home Care in Europe
Not telecare, but one for the sad stories of ‘people who died and lay undiscovered’ file. From 24dash.
“… because I have to use public transport it takes the best part of a day just to spend five minutes with a doctor.” Best argument for telehealth implementation, and not just in South East Essex.
I’ve abbreviated the headline on this item from the descriptive but convoluted title of the report: EC Workshop Procuring for health benefits: Critical Factors for Beneficial Deployment of Innovative eHealth and Telemedicine Services. However, don’t judge a 29-page report by… Read moreEC Workshop: critical factors for getting benefits from eHealth services
As flagged up earlier this week, Mike Clark from CSIP has been delving into the Performance Assessment information by the 150 social care authorities by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) during April/May 2008 and, by searching on various… Read moreCSIP December Telecare LIN eNewsletter themed reports
In June 2008, Statewide Telehealth Services had 507 separate videoconferencing sites under its management, predominantly located in public health facilities including hospitals, community health centres, aboriginal medical services and the offices of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. More information here.