Monthly Archives February 2009

More Scottish investment in telehealth

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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...
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