Department of Health ups stakes on benefits of telecare

The Department of Health’s call last week for demonstrator sites to bring the benefits of whole systems to people with long term conditions should receive a warm welcome from the telecare community.

Read the DH webpage but don’t miss Annex A Likely key elements that will inform an application which includes the need to identify partner organisations and information sharing issues, but above all, requires applicants to provide a ‘description of the outcomes and benefits (including cost savings) that you envisage being delivered through the use of telecare/telehealth in an integrated health and social care service’. Read the importance of a credible business case on the old Telecare Alliance site.