Just in this morning, a press release from Aberdeenshire Council announcing the publication of the evaluation of their 18 month telecare project. It’s a cracker, in every sense of the word.* The headline news is excellent: Out of 51 people… Read moreAberdeenshire's telecare Christmas cracker
Telecare gas detector saves a woman’s life while she sleeps. Press release from Lincolnshire County Council (UK).
Just flagging up this story in the terminology category, although as the ‘Telecare Crisis Line‘ began in 1989, it has a prior claim to the term. Drat! I was going to set up a ‘telecare crisis line’ for telecare services… Read moreTelecare Crisis and Caring Line
A local authority says it needs to reduce staffing costs by 10% – with some of its 4,500 workforce to be offered voluntary redundancy. Denbighshire council is consulting on plans to save an estimated £5.7m over the next two financial… Read moreWelsh council to cut staff costs
In this blog item the author rants most engagingly that many healthcare organisations are rushing into technological areas that they do not understand. He is responding (approvingly) to a recent US Joint Commission’s Sentinel Events Alert on HIT that challenges… Read moreJust what part of biomedical informatics research don't you understand?
I missed this when it was published back in July, but it may be a fitting end-of-the-year item to mark the rise of what may be the next trend in telehealth monitoring technology, as briefly touched on in Telecare Aware… Read moreOpen source calls the tune for phones
The CommonWell project will support independent living and improve the quality of life for a total of 400 older people and people with long-term conditions in four locations in Europe. However, when you read the press release, remember that the… Read moreCommonWell project in four European countries
“Telehealth…is used as an ‘early warning system’, with the aim of quicker medical intervention and reduced hospital admissions…Woodside House Care Home in Norwich…is one of the first nursing homes to use the system in the county. It has been successfully… Read moreHealth technology in Norfolk care homes (UK)
It seems hard to believe this really is a first in Wales, but it’s a nice little article anyway. From WalesOnline.
Cambridgeshire-based Hidalgo Ltd has announced that its Equivital system (which already has US FDA (510k) registration) has met CE marking requirements. This will open up possibilities for it in EU countries. Press release.