In another example of how telehealth is being tested in rural US areas, University of Hawaii-Maui Community College is testing American TeleCare’s system to train nurses in better clinical practice and extend outpatient care on this largely rural island. Project
From Healthcare IT News: MassMEDIC and Cambridge Consultants just released a survey indicating, among respondents who understood the concept of “connected health,” that 75% believed it could cut costs by up to 40%. Unfortunately another 40% in the survey were not aware of connected
Jason Goldberg, president of Ideal Life (Canadian health information company), writes in September’s Managed Health Executive about recent U.S. Congressional legislation that will provide direct Federal funding for telehealth, today largely up to the states’ Medicaid programs. There’s an unsourced estimated $197 billion
Frederic Lievens organiser of the annual Med-e-Tel conference, attended the Masterclass yesterday (17 September 2009) and kindly shares his observations with Telecare Aware readers:
Imperial College and University of Edinburgh plan to run these classes twice a year, the next one in Edinburgh.
The class is (for now) definitely aiming at introducing ehealth/telehealth to newcomers or people who have only been involved from the sideline so far, which definitely is a worthwhile aim. Hopefully they will be able to attract more and more health and social care professionals and patient advocates, and not just academics.
So the presentations were quite general in scope and focused on things like terminology, history, specific applications, target groups, mobile devices and a connected world, interoperability. The class started with Claudia Pagliari talking about terminology and her first slide referred to the terminology debate and campaign on Telecare Aware. She did indeed provide some formal definitions and taxonomies.
I fully subscribed to James Barlow’s statement that "the future never quite arrives"...