I missed the launch of the Medical Alarms Concepts MediPendant on my flying visit to Medtrade in Atlanta: the new device is a two-way voice pendant for communicating with a monitoring station. The 12 minute video describes the pendant’s two-way… Read moreMedical Alarm Concepts launches MediPendant
“Health chiefs have heralded a pilot scheme giving patients the opportunity to monitor their health from their homes as “astoundingly successful”. The programme in Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, the Ribble Valley and Rossendale, focused on a small number of patients with… Read moreNHS East Lancashire 'astounding' success of telehealth
In the US, the rate of diabetes may double and the cost of treating it triple by 2034 according to a report in WebMD Health News.
From a workshop: Innovative health technologies: health systems in transition in Barcelona, 27 November. It reminds one that any discussion of ethics has problems relating to terminology to resolve first. Reframing telecare: an ethical discussion concerning ageing-in-place, independence and care… Read moreEthical discussion concerning ageing-in-place (Spain)
Advance Warning Systems, a California-based disease management/technology company with an interesting focus on retired athletes with chronic disease and military veterans with PTSD and traumatic brain injury, is partnering with MedApps’ HealthPal to integrate their vital signs monitoring into their patient-provider services. … Read moreMedApps/Advance Warning Systems partnership
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has released guidelines on the use of videoconferencing (only) in mental health, or as they dub it, ‘telemental health’ (add another one to the glossary!). These are probably the first ‘standard of care’ guidelines issued in… Read moreATA guidelines for 'telemental health'
More proof of the versatility of mobile health/remote monitoring. Wound management in home care is not the first place you’d think of as an application for mobile telehealth or telemedicine. Yet the Wound Technology Network in South Florida and Southern California… Read moreMobile tech for wound monitoring