About Telehealth & Telecare Aware

Contact: Donna Cusano, Editor In Chief.

Free news service to support you

Telehealth & Telecare Aware™ has been providing a specialised, free news and information service since 2005 (originally as just ‘Telecare Aware’) to people interested in telecare and telehealth. Its purpose is to help suppliers and service providers around the world keep up to date with what each other are doing. It has been growing steadily – by word of mouth – for the past few years. It is an independent service without allegiances, except to its readers.

In other words…Telecare Aware is a feisty, independent B2B review of healthcare technology (telecare and telehealth) primarily in the US and UK (where Steve Hards, EIC, founded it in 2005). We’re opinionated, independent and write about the news and issues important to our international readership of developers, telehealth implementers, policy makers, marketers and funders. We also invite outside opinions (in the Soapbox). We are technology advocates, with an eye to what best works in keeping people of all ages independent and healthier, integrates into care workflow, and has a workable business model.

Telecare Aware rationale

Contrary to popular belief, Telehealth & Telecare Aware does not receive grant funding and, despite receiving some revenues from sponsorship and other advertising, is unlikely ever to be a commercially viable operation in relation to the time spent reviewing news sources and digesting and presenting them. Why do it then?

Simply, it was founded by site owner Steve Hards as a means of helping to make a difference to the lives of older and disabled people. Telecare and telehealth systems have the potential to do that, and we support (sometimes by being a ‘critical friend’) the people in the care services and industries trying to bring it about. From September 2009 onwards, Steve was supported by Donna Cusano, who focused on the American market.

In July 2013 Donna took over the role of Editor In Chief and Steve retired from the editorial team. A small group of contributing editors support Donna, particularly in relation to UK and European news items.


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General conditions

Best efforts are used to verify and ensure the accuracy of information posted on Telehealth & Telecare Aware but your use of this site implies acceptance of the following conditions:

  • The use of this site is at your sole discretion
  • No commercial decisions should be taken on the strength of an opinion expressed on the site
  • While we take responsibility for editorial content, all third party comments and contributions are the views of the contributor and you will not hold the owner of the site responsible for their content



Telehealth & Telecare Aware is a web presence of Steve Hards.