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Video interview: Snippets about Cornwall WSD

8½ minutes over 5 videos

Following a presentation at the Beyond 2010 conference 23 October, Dave Tyas, Service Improvement Manager for Self Care and Long Term Conditions for the NHS in Cornwall and the Scilly Isles is interviewed on videos …

NYY PCT responds to Telecare Aware item: The £3+ million telehealth spend that has achieved…what?

In a statement sent to Telecare Aware yesterday, NHS North Yorkshire and York responded to the points in last week’s item The £3+ million telehealth spend that has achieved…what? [Original with comments] Readers can read the whole for …

Local paper questions PCT about the £3.2m spend

The PCT’s local paper has picked up the story and raised the point about the delay. £3.2m Telehealth units ‘delayed’.

[We are still waiting for Received 18 Oct: the statement that the PCT’s Communications Department said on Tuesday

Kent TeleHealth Evaluative Development Pilot: The full results

Last week, owing to the limited launch information, we were only able to make a passing reference to the headline result of the 2005-2007 Kent TeleHealth Evaluative Development Pilot which involved 250 patients with long term conditions. Now we have …

The £3+ million telehealth spend that has achieved… what?

Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to read is true. Not even the names have been changed to protect the innocent. That’s because, as far as I [ed. Steve] know, no one involved in these events has done

Combined telehealth approaches may aid with severe asthma: survey

According to a survey of 21 studies, just published by the Cochrane Library, various types of telehealth and telemedicine (including video conferencing and text messaging) may be helpful to patients with severe asthma. According to the researchers there was a …

Telehealth project report shows savings. Kent (UK)

At a launch last week Kent County Council unveiled the results of a large telehealth project that, conducted in 2006-07, predates the Whole System Demonstrator Programme. According to the Kent website, rolling out telehealth could save Kent £7million a …

Telehealth may help treatment of depressed older people

Is depression treatment a neglected area for telehealth? Early findings of a Weill Cornell Homecare Research Project/Rhode Island Hospital/University of Vermont Telemedicine program indicate that telehealth (called variously telemedicine and even telecare in article) can be used to improve treatment …

Lansley announces £70m support to help people in their homes after illness or injury (UK)

Headline? So far so good. The rest of the iSOFT press release? Typical large company fluffery built around a slim Ministerial announcement and compounded by an abysmally difficult to read light grey font colour. [Which I have maintained in the

First Continua certified mobile phone to be unveiled at, CEATEC Japan 2010

The first mobile phone created using Continua’s design guidelines will be unveiled this week at CEATEC, in Japan. The new phone will manage and transfer health data collected by healthcare equipment that is also Continua certified. Press release for

Silver Chain and Docobo expanding telehealth across Australasia

An interesting symbiotic relationship appears to be developing between UK telehealth equipment and Silver Chain, an Australian charitable care service provider. Not only will Docobo be introducing Silver Chain’s services to the UK, but Silver Chain will be promoting Docobo’s …

‘Simple’ phone aids senior safety in India

Today’s Harvard Business Review blog features the S5 cell phone developed by Munoth Communications of Chennai It’s designed to be simple yet the features are a wish list of both safety features and basic telehealth most useful to older adults. …

Home health telemonitoring overview

Alan Cohen, Medical Practice Director of?LogicPD design and engineering, recently published an article which is a useful and simplified overview on what telemonitoring systems are all about. It contains some nifty charts and diagrams that can come in handy …

HHS announces $68 million in senior/disabled ‘navigation’

Another rollout from ‘healthcare reform’ is $68 million in grant money from the Affordable Care Act, parceled out to all states, territories and 125 tribal organizations, to help seniors, the disabled and their caregivers better understand and navigate their options …

Docobo Telehealth Implemented in Australia

In response to Steve’s comment regarding Australia’s focus on technology, we can confirm that UK telehealth is already receiving considerable interest in Australia. UK telehealth company Docobo Ltd has worked with Silver Chain, a not for profit charity, that provides …