NHS planning major telehealth rollout

Richard Granger, NHS director general of IT, has said that the extension of health technology into the home – probably based at first on proprietary systems – would “free things up in terms of time and place” within the NHS. Speaking to industry figures at a symposium on IT and healthcare in London last Wednesday, Granger confirmed that “things going into people’s homes is new scope”, requiring additional budgeting beyond the original remit of the NHS’ National Programme for IT. He also suggested that the NHS was working with Microsoft to develop standards and user interfaces for telehealth systems. Read the full story from ZD.Net.