Following the Department of Health and NHS Direct announcements last week (links below), T+medical is the first of the technology providers to the Whole System Demonstrator (WSD) sites to announce its involvement. T+medical is a private British company spun out… Read moreFirst of the technology providers in Newham WSD pilot revealed (UK)
Oxfordshire-based Toumaz Technology announced yesterday that it has signed a Letter of Intent with health and wellness group Healthe International to develop sports medicine and rehabilitation therapy applications together. The agreement marks the start of a commercial collaboration to trial… Read moreToumaz Technology and Healthe collaboration in the offing
Wakefield prison, has reported the success of its pioneering outsourced ECG monitoring service, which has reduced the burden on prison, police and primary care staff, delivered considerable cost savings and improved public safety, by providing expert cardiology reporting onsite for… Read moreRemote ECG Monitoring Cuts Prison Health Costs (UK)
The first ever report to compare the lifestyles of today’s over 50s with their counterparts in 1957 reveals that many are enjoying double the retirement period and living a lifestyle that more closely resembles that of a 25 year old… Read moreFrom Pipe And Slippers To Passport And Flip Flops – What A Difference 50 Years Makes (UK)
More local items for your perusal and consideration of what makes a good story Hi-tech help for the elderly (Wigan) ‘Smart House’ uses new technology to promote independent living (Wirral) Nottingham’s SMaRT wins award Sensor Sensibility: 21st century home safety… Read moreUK local news stories
Long time speculation about when NHS Direct will move into telehealth/telecare monitoring has been put to rest today with the announcement that it is one of the partner organisations for the Newham demonstrator site project announced by Patricia Hewitt yesterday…. Read moreNHS Direct flexes its telehealth muscles
Patricia Hewitt, Secretary of Sate for Health, today announced the three ‘demonstrator sites’. Kent, Newham and Cornwall will, between them, receive £12m this year. They will be working with patients with chronic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or type… Read moreHewitt announces £12m for telehealth and telecare demonstrator sites (UK)
There’s a ding-dong of a discussion about the future of health monitoring via mobile phones going on over on the E-CareManagement blog I referenced last week. Both informative and entertaining, it’s currently up to 21 26 pungent comments! Follow this… Read moreDisease Management Going Mobile & Retail: QUALCOMM's Health Care MVNO
See what the Department of Health’s various Tsars picked as their best technological innovations from the past decade.
The UK’s Secretary of State for Health may know more about telecare than you might guess. According to a report by Care Directions concerning the launch of the AT Dementia website Patricia Hewitt ‘extolled the virtues of the new technology… Read moreWhat does Patricia Hewitt know about telecare?