“A new platform for wearable electronics, known as the FLORA, was announced by its creators Adafruit Industries on Friday. Essentially a small, round, fabric-friendly circuit board that looks a little like a flower, the FLORA will, when ready, be launched… Read moreFLORA for wearable devices?
Published last week…as it has a distribution of 45,000 you probably know about it already. PDF download. It contains UK policy-related updates and, for the first time, the news links are arranged by category rather than date: Policy, funding and… Read moreTelecare LIN January 2012 newsletter published (UK)
Just catching up on the 3 Million Lives (3ML) website, which was launched last week… Is there anything interesting on it? Not much beyond the occasional typo; the information that Angela Single (Clinical Director BT Health) chairs the Working Group… Read more3 Million Lives website launched (UK)
First telehealth… do you have a copy of North Yorkshire and Yorks (NYY) PCT’s Telehealth Internal Audit Report (August/September? 2011) that you’d like to share with us? It’s the one that reveals more of what went on during the telehealth… Read moreReaders' help wanted
Proteus Biomedical’s Helius ‘sensor-enabled tablets’ can be taken with pills or incorporated directly into medicines by the manufacturers. The sensors are activated by stomach acid and each sensor, the size of a grain of sand, contains a tiny amount of… Read moreProteus Biomedical to introduce smartpill into UK in September
Cornwall is aiming high. Good! With its Whole System Demonstrator phase over – effectively a 3-year pilot project that was bigger than many so-called ‘mainstreamed’ places – if anyone can do it, they can! NHS Cornwall in Telehealth 30,000 patient… Read moreCornwall: 30,000 people to use telehealth (UK)
The news that Medicare and private insurance reimbursement for eHealth may be on the way is a hopeful sign for companies in the field. Historically, it’s been a major barrier to adoption. At a CES panel, Dr. Joseph Kvedar of… Read moreA light at the end of the reimbursement tunnel for telehealth–or something else? (US)
The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has been tracking American internet usage for some years, and has been tracking online health accessing and the role P2P social networking plays in health information. ‘The Rise of the e-Patient’… Read moreTracking online health and social networking: Pew Internet study
Usually top ten eHealth lists emphasize mobile, with many familiar companies. This is from a different, clinically oriented perspective. For instance, #2 is the HandGiene System–RFID for tracking and measuring handwashing compliance to solve the major problem of hospital hygiene…. Read moreA different take on an eHealth 'top 10'
A study just published in the Jan/Feb issue of Telemedicine and e-Health (Barriers to Telemedicine: Survey of Current Users in Acute Care Units) outlines the regulatory, financial and cultural challenges to robotic telemedicine (RTM). The study, led by Dr. Herb… Read moreStudy on barriers to robotic telemedicine