Special Report: Remote monitoring and self-care
The use of technology to support self-care is considered to be a holy grail of any sustainable health service. So how can the NHS utilise and share such information to improve patient experience and empower them to manage their health better? Jennifer Trueland reports.
Secretive medical device firm raises €40m for remote monitoring tech
A Dublin-based and somewhat clandestine medical device firm has raised €40 million to further advance remote monitoring technologies for people with chronic heart diseases.
Digital patient services offer ‘bright hope’ – Nuffield
However enthusiasm for wearables, remote monitoring and video consultations needs to be tempered by lack of clear evidence, the Nuffield Trust warns.
Remote heart failure monitoring tested in Buckinghamshire
A portal aggregating heart failure data for more than a hundred patients will be deployed in Buckinghamshire.
Camera tech to replace pulse oximeter clip trialled in Fife
A method of detecting blood oxygen levels and pulse that swaps a traditional pulse oximeter clip for camera technology is to be given a six month trial at one of the main hospitals in Fife.
Stevens launches innovation ‘test beds’
Seven ‘test bed’ sites for innovations such as remote monitoring and wearable technologies will be announced today by NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens.
Joe’s view: is panoramic
While in Istanbul, Joe McDonald dreams up the Sultan 3000 remote carer viewing service; a system to encourage good behaviour, if only the IG issues can be overcome.
CCG axes telehealth service
East Riding of Yorkshire clinical commissioning group is axing its telehealth service because it is not cost effective.
GP contract changes focus on IT
Four new enhanced services for GP practices include investment in risk stratification, telehealth and online patient access.
Ex-Toumaz boss launches Isansys
The former chief executive and co-founder of AIM-listed wireless body monitoring firm Toumaz Technologies has launched a new company focused on end-to-end patient monitoring services.