While US ‘healthcare reform’ continues to be debated, the details of the 2000+ page bills in the House of Representative and the Senate also continue to be revealed. One contradictory detail is the $43 million cut in Medicare (Senate version; $55 million in House) payments… Read moreUS 'Healthcare reform' cuts home health support
Here comes the second generation of ‘smart homes.’ The University of Virginia and the Charlottesville chapter of Habitat for Humanity are partnering to construct two ‘health houses’: structurally-adapted and specially-equipped residences which will have equipment to monitor and transmit vital signs readings to remote caregivers. Upon completion… Read moreUVA 'Health House' groundbreaking
If it’s true, as this writer suggests that, “eerie parallels to the desktop PC’s history suggest that smartphones have reached boring sameness – or completeness of capability – even faster”, and that only refinements are now needed, then there is… Read moreHas the smartphone reached the peak of its evolution?
A Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit post-conference workshop called Mobile-based Healthcare Models for Emerging Markets organised and reported on by Dr. Ruchi Bhatt has some interesting prespectives. What I liked most was the illustration of the value of linking health information… Read moreMobile-based Healthcare Models for Emerging Markets
In its Rural Health Plan, published last week, Wales has committed to increasing its use of telehealth and telecare as part of a plan to improve health and social care in rural areas. E-Health Insider Primary Care item. Download plan…. Read moreTelehealth features in Wales's Rural Health Plan
From the recruitment company advert: “Our client is the market leader in Telecare and TeleHealthcare solutions… Due to an increase in demand within the market place our client is now looking to bolster their client support resources…” Advert [Morale at… Read moreTunstall recruiting again
The mainstream UK media in the shape of the BBC and The Times have Peverel “the notorious managing agent of retirement flats” (Times Online) and owner of telecare-provider Cirrus, in their sights over allegations that “vulnerable residents are being overcharged… Read moreRetirement home tenants angry over 'sneaky [telecare upgrade] charges'
Full marks to Aberdeen City Council for publishing online for its staff and for the rest of us, its Information for Telecare Assessors, six PDFs that help their and their partners’ staff (health, social care, housing, private and voluntary sector)… Read moreAberdeen's Information for Telecare Assessors
Get your skates on if you want to bid for this piece of work for the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority, the closing date for receipt of bids is 18th December 2009 at 12 noon. But what do they want?… Read moreWest Midlands (UK): tender to write Commissioning & Evaluation Tool Kit
The abstract submission deadline is at the end of this month. Med-e-Tel in Luxembourg in April is supported by a wide range of national and international associations and institutions and brings together stakeholders and leading experts from around the world… Read moreLast call for papers for Med-e-Tel