More than 21,000 older people a year are dying alone in the UK without family or friends willing or able to pay for burials and cremations, and the numbers have increased in the last five years. It foreshadows a crisis… Read moreScandal of more older people dying alone (UK)
Several commentators disputed Editor Steve’s assessment last week that the early-stage Twine could be a big threat to the established telecare industry. I wonder what they will make of Mindings? It has obviously been in development under wraps for a… Read moreThe next biggest threat to the established telecare industry?
New free (sign up required) report from market research consultancy InMedica, “assesses the current telehealth ecosystem and forecasts how it will change over the next ten years…”At the moment, suppliers in different segments of the ecosystem are effectively collaborating. However,… Read moreCompetition in the telehealth market set to intensify
It was only a matter of time before data breaches became a fresh ‘happy hunting ground’ for trial lawyers. On the weekend of 15 October, a computer was stolen from Sutter Health Foundation, a division of Sacramento, California-based Sutter Health…. Read moreData breach: not priceless, but $1 billion
‘Camera pills’ (capsules) are currently used in the stomach and intestine to detect abnormalities which more conventional methods have difficulty spotting. Norwegian researchers are currently developing and testing a camera pill which, rather than taking two photos per second, can… Read moreLive, from your small intestine!
As we in the US enjoyed Thanksgiving food, celebrations and (for some of us) mad rounds of real and cyber-shopping, AT&T and T-Mobile’s merger wheels have come off. Culprit #1: the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In fact, AT&T may… Read moreAT&T/T-Mobile: nasty Thanksgiving hangover?
O2 Health has launched new telehealth (as in videoconferencing) service called Side by Side in the UK following successful trial in the Western Isles which demonstrated “improved clinician productivity, a 30% reduction in travel costs and fewer appointment cancellations.” It… Read moreO2 Health rolls out Side by Side service (UK)
Tesco Charity Trust has granted MND Scotland with over £18,000 to support a telehealth (as in videoconferencing) project. Using iPads with appropriate software the charity will be able to connect more people with MND, and their carers, with the specialist… Read moreTesco funds MND Scotland telehealth rollout
The Just Checking system is widely known and used in the UK for short term monitoring of people with dementia, etc. to help determine the appropriate level of care but there is an increasing awareness that it can also be… Read moreTelecare monitoring overnight care for people with learning disabilities (UK)
Here’s a development from two ex-MIT Media Labs graduates that could be the biggest threat yet to the established telecare industry: people will soon be able to build their own tailored system using Twine. According to GizMag, Twine is a… Read moreBiggest threat yet to established telecare industry?