The Health Service Journal has published a long and interesting item about Birmingham OwnHealth, the service developed by NHS Direct and Pfizer which will, no doubt, form the basis of the national developments they are planning. (See Watch out NHS… Read moreBirmingham OwnHealth to expand rapidly
Not quite as gruesome as the recent maggots story [now with comment], but just as sad and the delay in discovery probably just as preventable. BBC news item.
Long overdue, my posting of a link to the interesting range of presentations at the eHealth 2008 conference “eHealth Without Frontiers” in Slovenia, in May. From HealthTech Wire. Note, two pages of links.
The Vena platform is “a low cost single chip communication solution for health devices, with the capability to deliver both wired (USB) and wireless (Bluetooth) connectivity to health devices.” Paul Williamson, Head of Wireless Medical at Cambridge Consultants, said “Vena… Read moreCambridge Consultants brings its Vena platform to the Continua Health Alliance
You have seen Lord Darzi endorse telehealth. All you were waiting for was the money. Here it is. Maybe. You may also want to see these papers: Summary of Lord Darzi’s review of the NHS
Surely coincidental, but after I commented adversely on XTend’s first press release to reference this story (XTend and Vocollect hit a low spot), XTend comes out with something more informative.
You can tell from the title that the first is going to be riddled with jargon: TelaDoc Joins The Center for Health Value Innovation, Aligns with Industry Leaders in Value-Based Benefit Design The second proves that Americans – well, some… Read moreTwo more grit-your-teeth press releases
Shortly after the previous posting (US phone check-in service started), news of another automated phone safety confirmation service pops up, this time in Leicester, Massachusetts.
Good question and a thoughtful answer by Thomas S Nesbitt MD in iHealthBeat.