Two items from the latest Whole System Demonstrator Action Network website postings:
- A summary of, and links to, items from the UK Government that indicate how it expects telecare and telehealth developments to support various current policies. Telecare and telehealth policy: an update on recent Government policy by Mike Clark.
- A reflection by Paul Trueman and Sophie Beale of the York Health Economics Consortium, which evaluated the Scottish Telecare Development Programme: What does the evaluation of the Scottish Telecare Development Programme tell us? Is it time for a leap of faith? “The large-scale implementation of telehealth in the real world can raise issues very different to those of a small scale pilot programme. Moving from a desktop analysis of research findings and learning from the experience of others into an ‘industrial strength’ implementation involving thousands of service users and patients is a big step even for innovators and early adopters.”