More Scottish investment in telehealth

listed below, the Scottish Government and NHS Lothian are funding a telehealth ‘roll-out’ to 400 people with long term conditions, at a cost of £700,000. The University of Edinburgh is going to evaluate this ‘telehealth personal healthcare system’ with a randomised controlled clinical trial. Let’s hope they are quicker setting it up than the Whole System Demonstrator programme was.

  • £200,000 investment between NHS Dumfries and Galloway and NHS Tayside, to develop a multidisciplinary IT system to share key patient information in both community and hospital settings
  • £175,000 to NHS Ayrshire & Arran to develop an online patient portal, which will make healthcare information available at the touch of a button for people living with long term conditions
  • £150,000 between NHS Fife and NHS Tayside, to consult patient groups on safeguards around information sharing so that patient care can be supported
  • £140,000 between NHS Tayside and NHS Fife – to use real-time management technology to help meet waiting time targets for patients
  • £140,000 to NHS Orkney to develop remote medical patient monitoring. This will allow clinical staff in Orkney to access real-time medical support and expertise and reduce the need to transport patients. This will also support the delivery of unscheduled care and long-term conditions care in remote areas
  • £136,000 to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to develop new ways of supplying clinical information directly to consulting rooms
    £122,000 between NHS Lothian and NHS Tayside to develop a Child Health Summary, ensuring critical information is available in one place when needed by healthcare professionals
  • £119,000 to NHS Tayside to develop a Children’s Information Assessment to support staff with systems that underpin the management and decision making of child care
  • £109,000 to NHS Fife to develop governance for eHealth
  • £100,000 to the West of Scotland Heart and Lung Centre at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital to replace cardiac databases with more up-to-date solutions to improve patient safety and care
  • £100,000 to NHS Forth Valley to develop patient information systems to improve mental health care
  • £50,000 shared between NHS24 and Breathing Space to provide mental health and wellbeing support for deaf people, through online face-to-face consultations
  • £50,000 to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to develop systems to share information across organisations, reducing duplication and delivering crucial patient information to clinicians
  • £42,000 between NHS Dumfries and Galloway, NHS Borders and NHS Ayrshire and Arran to create a software development network, ensuring a consistent approach across NHSScotland
  • £33,700 to NHS Tayside to create an electronic data system to help improve patient safety
  • £30,000 to NHS Grampian to establish a Multi User Telehealth System used to monitor users’ vital signs remotely

Read the press release here.