In a pointer to the future, nearly one in five people currently in the UK will live to see their 100th birthday, according to the Office for National Statistics population projections and life expectancy estimates, bringing home the need for… Read moreNearly one in five UK citizens 'to survive beyond 100'
The European Commission and the US Department of Health have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote a common approach to the interoperability of electronic health records and education programmes for IT for health professionals. More information from E-Health Europe.
A pilot study between the University of Plymouth and the Devon Partnership Trust (DPT), still looking for participants, the Study of user-led online learning for mental health professionals comprises a short course for mental health professionals about using the internet… Read moreStudy of user-led online learning for mental health professionals
In MHealth: Mobile technology brings healthcare home BBC’s Technology of Business reporter Fiona Graham chooses to cover some interesting – but off-mainstream – telehealth providers: Telefónica’s Barcelona-based remote physiotherapy project in Spain [looks like she’s been reading Business Week –… Read moreMHealth: Mobile technology brings healthcare home
A severe freeze and sudden thaw in Northern Ireland has provoked many failures in its water supply network, leading to a water shortage, a political storm, and fears for public health. (Channel 4 News Northern Ireland water shortage prompts health fears). In the midst of stories of personal difficulty and discomfort, the mainstream media has yet to pick up one that illustrates the life saving potential of telehealth (remote patient) monitoring…
Your Friday (New Year’s Eve) forecast…today. GBI Research projects that the global market for ‘multiparameter patient monitoring devices’ is expected to hit $3.4 billion by 2016, reflecting a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5% from 2009 through 2016. Developing countries… Read morePatient monitoring market at $3.4 billion by 2016
Neon sign ‘pointer to the future’: The mHealth Regulatory Coalition [TA 17 July, 24 June] just published a 61 page white paper, ‘A Call for Clarity’, that examines what mHealth products are likely to be regulated by the FDA and what classification(s) might apply…. Read moreWhat mHealth will the FDA regulate? (US)
In 2010, we thought we’d hear more about the ‘at-work clinic’ and the NuPhysicia telemedicine hybrid model [TA 9 Feb]. FoxBusiness’ website gave a glossy but fairly thorough once-over on at-work clinics, highlighting Sprint Nextel, health insurer Highmark and on-site health clinic… Read moreWorkplace healthcare–telehealth opportunity?
It’s the end of the month…and year…. (updated 29 Dec) Stretchy sensors for high-performance clothing: ‘Conformal electronics’ developer MC10 earlier this month announced a joint R&D collaboration with Reebok to develop thin, bendable sensors and chips for use in sports clothing. According… Read moreRounding up…
buddi, the UK’s highest profile person tracking and emergency alert device launched a national TV advertising campaign yesterday (26 December 2010, ITV2, mid-afternoon). The 40 second advert can be seen on the buddi website home page (find link at bottom left of the lead photo) or on YouTube.
Although the campaign’s preparation will have predated calls at the TSA conference…