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
This Cambridge Wireless conference must have been brilliant for its attendees and I’m sure the conference report is stuffed full of goodies, but I was put off browsing through it by the un-reader-friendly nature of its online production. Judge for… Read moreThe Future of Wireless Conference Report
A North Texas family is suing ADT because their father’s wrist-worn ‘panic button’ system failed and was not replaced immediately. They allege that as a result he was unable to summon help as he lay dying. Story from WFAA.com.