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Despite this week’s good news from Scotland, two press items this week reminded me that now is the time that councils are tweaking their budgets for the financial year April 2009 – March 2010. Both reflect anxiety about the cost of telecare services to users and matters of fairness about who will be charged what.
Looking Local, the digital TV project – run by Kirklees Council – has made its service available through the Nintendo Wii games console as part of its work on Assisted Living. Great to see one council at least which is… Read moreKirklees Council delivers first public service through Nintendo Wii (UK)
Presumably timed to coincide with the £1.6 million announcement, East Lothian is, for six months, giving staff and user groups the opportunity to see a telecare-enabled appartment. East Lothian Courier item.
EHealth investment totalling £1.6 million – including funding from the Atos Origin Alliance (Atos Origin, BT, IBM and Sopra Group) innovation fund – has been announced by Scotland’s Health Secretary, Nicola Sturgeon.
Speaking at the first annual Scottish Telehealth and Telecare conference on Tuesday 24 February, Ms Sturgeon unveiled details of projects extending the use of electronic technology in the NHS. This is good news indeed, except when you look at the list of planned projects, you wonder whether they are intent on spending the money reinventing a number of wheels – unless, of course, ‘develop’ now means ‘acquire and implement’. Apparently, in addition (it is not very clear) to the 1.6 million’s worth of projects…
Great to see telecare provision becoming so embedded in thinking about provision and in the media consciousness in Scotland. Item in the Perthshire Advertiser.
Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority will spend HK$1 billion for building an e-health record system for the next 10 years, according to this item in Network World. And the connection to telecare? Monitoring information has, eventually, to get into people’s records…. Read moreHong Kong to spend HK$1 billion on e-health in 10 years
It’s slightly ironic that when Twitter’s virtue is its brevity, nurse Phil Baumann comes up with a long list of uses that it could be put to in healthcare. But he makes a case for its use: “Twitter’s simplicity of… Read more140 health care uses for Twitter
Dr David More dissects the ehealth components of the just-published Australian National Health and Hospital Reform Commission Interim Report and finds it sadly lacking. See his comments at the end of this blog post that conclude “There is some useful… Read moreNational Health and Hospital Reform Commission Interim Report (Australia)
A reader wrote the other day to question why this news service is called Telecare Aware when all the stories seemed to be about telehealth. The gist of my reply was: telecare and telehealth technologies are on a convergent path,… Read moreWhere are the telecare stories?