News from Canada is not frequent, but we’ll cover as it happens. Here’s a release from Polycom with developments in its telemedicine networking solutions that link hospitals, doctors and community clinics. Since video communication with specialists is its key feature, it… Read moreCanada's got telehealth
Back in the spring we were wondering about Robert Bosch’s moves in healthcare with the acquisition of ViTelNet. They continue to raise their profile with a new division name (Robert Bosch Healthcare, located in Palo Alto CA, new website www.bosch-telehealth.com,… Read moreBosch Healthcare garners Frost & Sullivan award
Philip Moeller’s “Best Life” series in US News & World Report returns to telecare/telehealth, where he looks at two systems in place for 3-4 years (how time flies!), and the value over time of trended data: QuietCare in the Mulberry Gardens community… Read moreMore on 'aging in place'–Digital doctors thriving on house calls
What may be a significant step towards the “Holy Grail” of universal fall detection is myHalo Clip from Halo Monitoring. This an accelerometer that dispenses with conventional tilt sensors, instead using solid state sensors and motion signal processing. That means that… Read moreFinally, a better fall detector? (myHalo Clip)
Another indicator of telecare and telehealth moving into commercial electronics (and out of the ‘smart home’ forever being tested) is the addition of a ‘home health technology’ educational track and pavilion to EHX (Electronics Health Expo) 2010, 24-27 March in Orlando, Florida. Both are being… Read moreBeyond 'smart homes'–'Home health pavilion' added to EHX 2010
Another view of the future courtesy of this month’s HealthLeaders magazine. It’s ‘connected health’ from the perspective of medical practice–how engaged patients using online research and their own data are even now changing the relationship with their physicians, accelerated by remote monitoring… Read more"The patient of the future", engaged (HealthLeaders magazine)
Why do people drop out of telehealth/telecare projects? More specifically, why do they leave the Whole System Demonstrator (WSD) programme after agreeing to join? A new item on the WSD Action Network by Tim Ellis, the Programme Manager has some… Read moreTelehealth / telecare project dropouts
Two items from the latest Whole System Demonstrator Action Network website postings: A summary of, and links to, items from the UK Government that indicate how it expects telecare and telehealth developments to support various current policies. Telecare and telehealth… Read moreUK Government telecare policy and the Scottish Telecare Development Programme
Fresenius Medical Care, a German kidney dialysis company, has developed the KidneyTel system which combines home telehealth monitoring device technology with an integrated care management program specifically tailored to the kidney patient. More.
IBM is launching a telehealth project that will involve 30 elderly patients in Bolzano, Italy. Short item from Information Week Healthcare.