SCIE research report: Assistive Technology and Older People (UK)

The Social Care Institute for Excellence’s (SCIE) latest research report Assistive Technology and Older People (August 2008) is somewhat disappointing. It does attempt to make it clear that ‘assistive technology’ is a much broader term than just telecare and telehealth but much of the following paper highlights telecare and telehealth throughout.

Despite being grateful to the authors for including Telecare Aware in the Useful Links, if I had to sum up the document in one word, it would have to be ‘unfocused’. Judge for yourself.

For contrast, you might like to view the US Government’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) two-page ‘Decisionmaker Brief on Telehealth‘.