If you want to follow the events at Med-e-Tel, Peter Murray will be blogging and twittering from Med-e-Tel (Wed 1 to Fri 3 April). He will also be giving a presentation, “Does Web 2.0 have any value for nursing and… Read moreFollow Med-e-Tel 2009
For the third time in less than seven days Telecare Aware brings you news of another new device. This one, the Linked Senior, has been in use for about a year and a half by residents at independent-living community in… Read moreInvention helps seniors become plugged-in
Kim Komando (who “hosts the nation’s [i.e. the US’s] largest talk radio show about computers and the Internet”) has, for a non-specialist in the telecare/telehealth field, produced a wide-ranging article that explains it very well to the public. Read it… Read moreTechnology can help keep the elderly safe
Margarida Colet Jané, Telecare Aware’s correspondent in Spain, an expert on new business models for telehealth usages and medical tourism, reports on the Continua Alliance Spring Summit held in Barcelona on Wednesday 25 March. She says:
More than 300 people from all over the world took part in the Spring Summit. It was an open meeting for the industry and government representatives, and very active.
This phone is remarkable. If you call someone who has one, and if your number is programmed into it, the phone will answer in handsfree mode so you can talk to the person you are calling even if they are… Read moreRemarkable new phone (UK)
Well, not quite yet, but maybe in a decade or two… Wide-ranging article from Wired, and thanks to reader Deb Prytherch at the University of Portsmouth for finding it.
“What do you do if you’re a Canadian telecommunications company and you’re faced with an eroding customer base, increased competition and shrinking profit? If you’re Telus Corp. you start ramping up your investment in technology for Canada’s $3.5-billion electronic health… Read moreTelus taps telehealth (Canada)
Congratulations to the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) for yet again improving its invaluable resource for the UK public, the online guided advice tool ‘AskSara’. Community Newswire item and AskSara site. [Best bit of contracting out the Department of Health ever… Read moreAskSara revamped
Quick update on US Stimulus Funding items and possible help for applicants: New Health Dialogue blog (read past the first sentence) e-caremanagement blog (read down for explanation of cats and dogs) GlobalMedia provides free grant writing and application assistance to… Read moreUS Stimulus Funding: views and application help
Since Telecare Aware started in 2005 reports of ZigBee developments have pointed to potential benefits from the low-power, robust-network strengths of the technology, but not a great deal seems to have been made of it in practice. Maybe now there… Read moreZigBee Health Care – lower healthcare costs expected