A new twist in the London Borough of Barnet story where it appears that its telecare service is expected to pick up a role it was not designed for. Local news item.
In a blog, an anonymous British social worker responds to the Guardian article on the lack of take up of telecare in the UK (see ‘UK’s social care plans are likely to back telecare‘) and reflects on community alarms and… Read moreSocial worker sits on panic alarm
Telehealth Solutions has launched the CardioPod, a system to facilitate the new NHS Health Check. The CardioPod will be installed in pharmacies and GP surgeries across England, allowing patients easy access to an NHS Health Check carried out by a… Read moreCardioPod for NHS health check
Orange continues to put down markers in the European telehealth territory (search Telecare Aware for ‘Orange’ for other examples) with an announcement of a trial with charity Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Österreich (Workers Samaritan Federation Austria). Item from E-Health Europe.
“The government’s long-awaited social care plans are likely to back telecare. So why isn’t it being taken up more widely?” is the question posed in a Hinchcliffe-Tunstall inspired article in the Guardian. Fortunately, the author, David Brindle, is an experienced… Read moreUK's social care plans are likely to back telecare
Chuck Parker, Executive Director of Continua Health Alliance, reported in mobihealthnews, told attendees at the Healthcare Unbound conference in Seattle that remote patient monitoring doesn’t need to do anymore trials or pilots. It’s a good sentiment, but it flies in… Read moreContinua: Enough pilots, let’s move to deployments
The Telecare Services Association (TSA) has appointed Jane Turner as its first Telehealth Development Manager. That is, someone to be the focus of developing the telehealth side of the TSA. Her job will be to work with the TSA’s Telehealth Management Board to develop and implement a telehealth strategy and to promote telehealth to TSA members, the majority of which are telecare call centre organisations.
According to the TSA…
The first of these two good news stories comes from Essex, England, briefly covers the case of a lady whose life was saved by a telecare smoke detector connected to the local Careline service. The second is a longer piece… Read moreTwo 'good news' local stories (UK and US)
What is interesting about the The opportunities and risks of telehealth in the NHS article from Computing is the comparison the author makes with the way that the introduction of ATM technology has changed the relationship between customers and banks.
OK-ish article from the TimesOnline, but a bit confused by the telehealth/telemedicine/telecare terminology (not that you can really blame the journalist – see Telecare Aware’s Terminology Campaign). What will really irk people from the Independent Living Group (Quitetcare) and the… Read more‘Telemedicine’ house helps older people stay safe and independent