On 1st July Frost & Sullivan is holding a free (registration required) online briefing on the growth potential of telehealth in Europe which will “benefit service providers, research and healthcare organizations, distributors, equipment vendors as well as physicians by discussing… Read moreF&S online briefing on European telehealth growth
Telecare hasn’t made major news in awhile, but this news is about a big and positive bet on it. The Helmsley Charitable Trust (yes, the late Leona and Harry) granted $8.1 million over the next three years to the Good Samaritan Society… Read more$8.1 million gift for telecare project in rural communities (US)
Updating Steve’s updates of 11-12 June: The kickoff/informational mHealth Regulatory Coalition meeting will be on 8 July, 1-3pm in Washington, D.C. at the law offices of Epstein, Becker and Green. RSVP is necessary; if you cannot attend in person there will… Read moreUpdates: mHealth Regulatory Coalition meeting; FDA regulation of mobile health report released
One of Japan’s contributions to robotics [see Steve’s roundup 15 Apr], the stuffed PARO baby harp seal, gets the ‘controversial’ treatment from The Wall Street Journal today. Is this $6000 Class II medical device a comforting, interactive emotional support for… Read morePARO robot: ethical or not?
While this was authored by someone in legal practice for primarily alternative medicine (or, as the writer puts it, ‘the intersection of law, business, health and spirituality’), it’s an interesting read (for the US) on how 19th century law is controlling… Read moreTwo intersections: 'Is an online telemedicine service legal?'
There is a new report that deserves wide exposure. It’s by Healthcare at Home Ltd (the UK’s largest indepedent home care provider) and it explores which technologies and models used in the US for chronic disease management could successfully be… Read moreUK better placed than the US to manage chronic disease: lessons from the US
Excellent short report on two practices in Thetford (Norfolk-Suffolk border) which reduced COPD-related admissions from 110 in 2008/09 to 50 in 2009/10. This saved over £97,346 by cutting admission costs. COPD admissions halved by GP practice initiative. from Healthcare Republic…. Read moreCOPD admissions halved by GP practice initiative (UK)
June’s newsletter (PDF download 2.4MB) is thin on news apart from a one-page look forward to the WSDAN event on 30th June in Newcastle, (closing date Wed 23rd) and a link to an article on telecare ethics published by the… Read moreJune's Telecare LIN eNewsletter published
A short round-up of developments in Korea flags up another coining for the terminology collection: “KT [formerly Korea Telecom] has been testing its telehealth applications through a ‘u (ubiquitous)-health’ trial service with the Gangnam Severance Hospital in southern Seoul since… Read moreNow it's 'u-health' from Korea
The Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) system will soon be available for patients at the new National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), founded through the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. According to the article, the CAREN system is an instrumented treadmill embedded into a ‘six degree-of-freedom motion’ platform that synchronizes in real-time with a virtual environment projected onto a large, curved screen for rehabilitation of returning veterans diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress syndrome.