Safeguarding data to the highest standards must be a concern of everyone involved in telecare and telehealth monitoring. That’s why editor Donna has flagged up reported breaches in the ‘States from time to time, and why Tunstall, despite the over-hyped… Read moreThe Bad, the Bad and the Ugly: NHS data breaches
Microsoft’s Sean Nolan in the Family Health Guy waxes lyrical about the integrative potential of Windows 8 for health-related applications, such as remote monitoring data collection with electronic health records – specifically the Microsoft Health Vault – see his link… Read moreWindows 8 is HUGE for health – and almost here!
October’s Telecare LIN newsletter has been published and covers the conference season and recent announcements on dementia and housing funding, technology for nurses and the possibility of a paperless NHS by the end of 2015. New NHS bodies are being… Read moreOctober's Telecare LIN newsletter published (UK)
Heads-up on an article in Sociol. Health Illn. Ageing with telecare: care or coercion in austerity? (Abstract) by Mort M, Roberts C, Callén B. The authors argue that “home-monitoring based telecare has the potential to coerce older people unless we… Read moreAgeing with telecare: care or coercion in austerity?
Updated 1 November: Announced undoubtedly at last week’s Connected Health Symposium, the McKesson Foundation last week awarded a grant to the Center for Connected Health for development of text messaging (SMS) and interactive voice response (IVR) to help cancer patients… Read moreCenter for Connected Health awarded grant for cancer pain management program
If you assume that the latest class selection of a ‘digital health accelerator’, Rock Health, is indicative of trends in the field, then you should be developing in the following areas: matching patients and providers; connecting a device with a… Read moreDoes 'accelerator funding' illustrate telehealth trends?
A group of VCs and CFO types at last week’s Indiana Life Sciences Summit discussed the funding environment for healthcare tech, biotech and pharma early-stage companies, and found the news good–sort of. More caveats stud this MedCityNews article such as:… Read more2013 a good year for funding? Or not?
The US-based Government Health IT website slightly mangles the message in this report: Northern Ireland health minister touting home projects during Boston visit. It shows how difficult it can sometimes be between these two cultures separated by a single language…. Read moreNorthern Ireland health minister touting home projects during Boston visit
The Wessex Health Innovation and Education Cluster (HIEC) is a Southampton University-based initiative that supports telehealth and telecare activity across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Dorset and South Wiltshire and is a great example of what can be done with… Read moreNews from the Wessex HIEC telehealth and telecare work stream (UK)
From today (October 29, 2012), smokers in parts of the UK can use a unique online professional support service to help them quit smoking. The SmokeFreeLife online support service available via the website of QUIT, the UK stop-smoking charity, offers… Read moreQuitting smokers supported online (UK)