New service to support people with epilepsy (UK)

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The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (London) has launched, in partnership with iPLATO Healthcare, a new service to support people with epilepsy. Using web and mobile phone based technology, they will use text messaging to remind patients to take their medication and the internet to run a personal health diary. “We believe there is a huge need for low cost telehealth services in the United Kingdom and elsewhere,” says Tobias Alpsten, CEO iPLATO Healthcare. “We have always struggled with the notion that telehealth should require custom built hardware. By delivering a service to devices that patients already own we dramatically reduce costs, reduce barriers to usage while delivering solid health outcomes.” [No remote monitoring yet, presumably owing to the lack of a device to sense episodes reliably.] ehealthnews item.