Around 900,000 telecare users in the UK could be affected as BT and Virgin Media begin to retire analogue phone networks, a report from Doro Care has suggested.
Video conference initiatives are allowing clinicians to have direct contact with patients without having to travel between hospitals.
Inhealthcare will help care providers in the area offer targets, personalised care to patients through apps and teleservices.
Virgin Care has cut services from its prime provider contract with East Staffordshire CCG citing ‘significant changes to the commissioning landscape.’
The service uses Spirit Digital’s CliniTouch Vie remote monitoring platform and is designed to keep heart failure patients out of hospital.
A project run by NHS Calderdale CCG has suggested that telehealth in care homes could cut hospital admissions by as much as third
A portal aggregating heart failure data for more than a hundred patients will be deployed in Buckinghamshire.
This wee’s round up focuses on supplier news from EHI Live 2016, where Philips Healthcare launched a new home-based telecare product, and Fujifilm unveiled a new PACS.
Sir Bruce Keogh has called on 250 stakeholders to support the uptake of telehealth and telecare as part of the Technology Enabled Care Services programme.
Policy makers have been warned to avoid describing telecare as a “magic bullet” in the latest study to cast serious doubt on the cost effectiveness of remote monitoring and intervention.