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Care Innovations gets into the behavior change training business

...with the ‘intersection of behavior change and technology’ adding to their earlier technology system accreditation (the Validation Institute). For most other telehealth companies, they do not have the deep pockets to cultivate this particular farm (to extremely mix a metaphor!) Also Neil Versel in MedCityNews. In earlier news, CI also announced an international partnership with Pullach, Germany-based Linde Healthcare for monitoring respiratory care patients with associated chronic conditions. Linde has 1.7 million patients under care in 60 countries. The deployment will take place in the Americas, Western Europe and APAC. No timing or projected patient population was detailed. Business Wire... Continue Reading

Tunstall Americas adopts belle

...the past two months, but Tunstall Americas has announced that the belle PERS unit has been added to the US line of products which now . The belle is on the AT&T GSM cellular network for two-way voice communication with their 24/7 call center and GPS location technology. The pendant has a rechargeable battery that can last up to 30 days on a single charge, and can be either worn or carried in pocket or purse. Also new in the line is the Tunstall flood detector which signals the call center through the Vi+ and CEL. Release, Tunstall Americas website.... Continue Reading

A flurry of news from Tunstall Americas and UK

Tunstall Healthcare has been, quite untypically (for years) and aseasonally, burning up the newswires with press. The first we’ll mention is from Tunstall Americas announcing the availability of smoke detection sensors as part of their their newly introduced Vi+ and the CEL mobile PERS. The units when triggered by heat or smoke sound an audible alarm and generate an alert over to the 24/7 monitoring service. Like last week’s announcement of ambient temperature sensing, there’s nothing revolutionary here but these add-on features are extremely helpful to older people who use these systems. It also is a bit of sales upsell... Continue Reading

Tunstall Americas’ Vi+ offers free temperature monitoring

[grow_thumb image=”http://telecareaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Big-T-thumb-480×294-55535.gif” thumb_width=”150″ /]Last week Tunstall Americas emerged from a long period of quiet with their introduction of Tunstall’s Vi+ telecare home unit [TTA 3 Aug]. We noted that Vi+ included an integral ambient temperature sensor which could alert their response center on extremes in home temperature and that the release highlighted it. This week, we learned the reason why, as on Tuesday they announced marketing that capability as free Temperature Extremes monitoring for subscribers of their medical alert monitoring service. When the ambient temperature sensor is activated, their call center will be alerted when the room temperature rises above... Continue Reading

Tunstall Americas introducing Vi+ telecare home monitoring

...is detected. Other than the press release, no information on Vi+ is on the Americas website yet, including pricing. (Vi without the sensor array has been sold for some time.) Vi+ is marketed in most Tunstall countries in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The fact sheet from Ireland is representative of Vi+ in most markets. It’s interesting that Tunstall Americas has chosen to enhance their PERS/call center services with sensors, versus entering the hotter telehealth area. Sensor-based activity/danger monitoring is hardly new. This Editor’s former company, Living Independently Group/QuietCare Systems had a platform and analytics driven by motion and temperature... Continue Reading

Tunstall’s Innovation Centre virtual tour

[grow_thumb image=”http://telecareaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Big-T-thumb-480×294-55535.gif” thumb_width=”150″ /]Tunstall Healthcare Group’s release for 1 June’s Telecare Awareness Day was a virtual tour of their Innovation Centre physically located at their Whitley, Yorkshire head office. It’s divided into five TECS-related ‘zones’: integrated care, connected home, development room, app bar and workshop. There are explanatory comments below, which help because the virtual tour has a measure of clunkiness. The marketing purpose of the Innovation Centre? It “provides a unique, dedicated space to define the challenge and help accelerate the development and design process to evolve the next generation of digital connected healthcare, create new innovations and service... Continue Reading

Worthing MarketPlace Wednesday 8th June 2016 (UK)

[grow_thumb image=”http://telecareaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Worthing-Marketplace-flyer-712×1024.png” thumb_width=”120″ /]Fresh from last week’s National Telecare Awareness Day on 1 June, UK Telehealthcare is sponsoring a bonus MarketPlace today (8 June) in conjunction with the West Sussex County Council at the Charmandian in Worthing, West Sussex. 36 companies including Tynetec, CAIR, Doro, Tunstall and others we mention are listed for five hours of exhibition and activities starting at 10 am. UK Telehealthcare information and flyer at left above.... Continue Reading

Is the clock at the funding pub pointing to ‘last call’? (Updated)

...noted that funders are seeking ‘validation in similarity’–that a few targeted niches are piling up funding, such as doctor appointment setting, sleep trackers and wellness engagement [TTA 30 Dec 15] Tunstall’s continuing difficulty in a sale or additional financing, which influence the UK and EU markets. NEW More patent fights with the aim of draining or knocking out competition. We’re presently seeing it with American Well litigating Teladoc over patent infringement starting last year, which is only now (March) reaching court. It didn’t stop Teladoc’s IPO, but it publicly revealed the cost: $5 million in previously unplanned lobbying and legal... Continue Reading

BeVITAL: French telehealth, American multi-reading biosensor

...module. BeVITAL has been piloted already in Europe for post-discharge monitoring of over 80 surgical patients in clinical studies at five hospitals, with two more deployments this summer. In the Americas, the two post-discharge pilots will concentrate on heart failure, in the US at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek and Concord, California and at the Hospital Infantile De Las Californias, Tijuana, Mexico. The latter study will be run by Scripps Translational Science Institute in San Diego. BePATIENT’s platforms and ‘digital health modules’ are largely used in France, Europe and Australia, and also integrate devices from iHealth, Withings and... Continue Reading

Charterhouse rejects buyout bid for Tunstall Healthcare, considers refinancing

...excluding shareholder loans and bank debt, which if included would bring the total to an eye-blinking net debt of £1.2 billion. Charterhouse purchased Tunstall in 2008 for £530 million. Current sales are £212 million for the fiscal year ending in September 2015, down from £215.2 million in 2014 according to a filing with Companies House (see 4 Dec 15 PDF in the filing history tab). Tunstall’s statement: “Tunstall’s turnaround plan is well advanced and we are seeing improved performance,” the company said in an e-mailed statement. “Our focus is on delivering for our customers and helping them exploit the possibilities... Continue Reading