Popping up all over the internet this week, a revitalised story from February, now headed Government Data from Scotland Provides Evidence on the Economic and Social Benefits of Telecare. So why mention it in Telecare Aware? Well, you have to… Read moreTunstall gives old story new legs
I’ve read this, including the comments, three times and still can’t decide whether to laugh or cry. ‘Spy lifeline’ for pensioners article from the Manchester Evening News (UK).
The Dependability Telecare Assessment Tool: How well do your devices/systems measure up? From the Telecare Blog.
It’s good to see this promising device re-emerge – since I first picked up the Epilert story in August 2007, it seemed to have disappeared. NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center to test BioLert’s epilepsy alert device
Thumbs up for the award. Thumbs down for the self-promotional puffery.
The Medicare Telehealth Enhancement Act (HR 2068) would expand Medicare reimbursement to telemedicine facilities in urban and suburban areas…[it would also] allow doctors to monitor patients remotely and provide $30 million in grant funding to help health care facilities purchase… Read moreBill to expand Medicare funding for telemedicine services (US)
This item from Business Week is interesting not just for the content but for the insight it gives into the development of free markets in technology. (i.e. when Government agencies – such as the UK’s NHS PASA, for example –… Read moreMedicine's Next Big Battlefield: Your Home
DH Care Networks, into which parts of CSIP have now been absorbed continues publication of the Telecare eNewsletter, April’s being published yesterday. It’s been a slow month all round, as you can tell when you check out the old, tenuous… Read moreDHCN (ex-CSIP) April Telecare eNewsletter published
One for your marketing strategy file: primary care trusts have overspent against acute contracts by hundreds of millions of pounds, raising questions over the success of efforts to deliver care more cheaply in the community, according to a Health Service… Read moreAcute overspending raises questions over PCT plans
Did you know the NHS has a Co-operation and Competition Panel? I didn’t until I saw an announcement that it has launched its first investigation – into ‘Restrictions on NHS consultants’ non-contracted hours’. Although part of its remit is to… Read moreNHS Co-operation and Competition Panel