The US Congress has passed legislation that would significantly improve Medicare benefits for 44 million older and disabled Americans. The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (HR 6331) also includes provisions which expand the types of health facilities that… Read moreMedicare telehealth coverage to increase
RFID tags can mess up medical devices. Potentially… to a limited extent… according to this article on the Wall Street Journal Health Blog.
Presbyterian Home Healthcare (Albuquerque, NM) has used ATI’s system for its telemedicine and disease management programs since 2001. A new agreement will increase the number of ATI LifeView stations deployed by Presbyterian Home Healthcare to more than 100 units. This… Read morePresbyterian Home Healthcare develops relationship with American TeleCare Inc (US)
I have the feeling that this press release contains a significant announcement. Pity it’s so poorly written. If you can explain it, please feel free to do so in a comment.
Actually, a highly readable account of a robot experiment from the Tahoe Daily Tribune. It attempts to answer the question ‘Why use a [rather limited] robot?’ What caught my attention was that there are apparently 175 of these robots around… Read moreDoctor, Doctor, there's a robot in my room! Oh, it's you…
Not telecare directly, but an excellent new website for older people which incorporates just about all the good advice on avoiding falling… funded by Philips Lifeline in the US. It includes a video on how to get up if you… Read moreLearn not to fall
Biotronik (search Telecare Aware for previous story) continues to get its cardiac telehealth system before potential purchasers with an informative item from E-Health Europe.
These four stories seem to hang together… The first, from eHealth Primary Care, concerns Dr Mike Bainbridge’s (NHS Connecting for Health’s clinical architect) address to the NHS Confederation conference last week. Referring to the whole system demonstrator project under way… Read moreSpeed of technology uptake (UK)
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Medical Intelligence Technologies has received firm purchase orders for 500 Vega GPS Bracelets from Reial Automobil Club de Catalunya (RACC), the largest Automobile Association in Spain which also provides teleassistance services to its older members and from Vidisa, a leading… Read moreVega GPS bracelets sold into Spain