Continua: Enough pilots, let’s move to deployments

Chuck Parker, Executive Director of Continua Health Alliance, reported in mobihealthnews, told attendees at the Healthcare Unbound conference in Seattle that remote patient monitoring doesn’t need to do anymore trials or pilots. It’s a good sentiment, but it flies in the face of experience because healthcare organisations are inherently conservative and suffer from ‘not invented here’ syndrome. (Besides, everyone in the UK will know who he has been talking to, as this was Tunstall’s refrain regarding telecare back in 2004, if not before.)