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A new model for improving future assessments of telemedicine

Kristian Kidholm describes MAST - A Model for Assessment of Telemedicine, which is being tested in 9 countries.

The evidence base for telehealth and telemedicine in the management of obesity

A look at the evidence base for the management of obesity.

The evidence base for telehealth in stroke management

A look at the evidence base for the management of stroke.

Building capacity and capability in telehealthcare

An introduction to resources developed by the Health Innovation and Education Cluster, Yorkshire and Humber

International Congress on Telehealth and Telecare

The King's Fund's first International Congress on Telehealth and Telecare took place in March 2011.

Telecare and telehealth articles 2009 and 2010

A list of links for telecare and telehealth related articles from 2009 and 2010

PCT Telehealth Links

An updated list of PCT web links for telehealth

Telecare users and expenditure - an update

An update on telecare users and expenditure from Mike Clark

International Congress on Telehealth and Telecare

Information about The King's Fund's March 2011 telehealth and telecare congress.

Telemedicine in cancer management

A look at the evidence base for the management of cancer

Light-touch, rapid evaluation of telehealth and telecare pilot programmes

A report from the Nuffield Trust on 'light-touch' evaluations

Commissioning telecare and telehealth in 2011

Mike Clark looks at the prospects for commissioning in 2011.

Telehealth monitoring in heart failure – recently published trials

A look at some recently-published heart failure trials.

How assistive technologies are used by children and adolescents, their parents or carers

This feature considers assistive technologies used to manage chidren's and adolescents' long-term conditions.

October 2010 - recent journal articles

Details of a few recent journal articles.

Kent Telehealth Pilot Study

This feature reports on the Kent Telehealth Pilot Study.

Assisted Living Innovation Platform Progress Update

This feature provides an update on the ALIP technology

Buying Solutions Framework Agreements

Information about Buying Solutions' Framework Agreements

How older people with long-term conditions perceive and use telecare, telehealth and telemedicine

A review of perception and use of telecare, telehealth and telemedicine amongst older people

WSDAN User Survey Analysis

Analysis of the first WSDAN User Survey

WSDAN EComms August 2010 - Recent journal articles

Details of a few recent journal articles

The evidence base: the management of hypertension

A look at the available evidence on the management of hypertension.

How might older people and disabled people be using assisted living services in 2030?

A review of a recent Ofcom study into future assisted living services.

Round-up of news from January - March 2010

Mike Clark has put together a round-up of relevant news items from January to March 2010.

Investing for Health – telehealthcare in the West Midlands

Joanne Harding and Tony Bruce report on telehealthcare in the West Midlands.

Evidence base update … the management of heart failure

An update on our previous heart failure feature

Telecare and telehealth: critically examining the evidence

This feature reports on a presentation by Professor Stan Newman and Anna Davies.

Telecare and Telehealth Ethics

An article from the Social Care Institute for Excellence on ethics in telecare and telehealth

Telecare and Dementia

A report from Professor Jane Gilliard's presentation to the WSDAN Roadshow in February 2010.

Planning an evaluation of telecare and telehealth

This piece reports of Professor Stan Newman and Anna Davies' 10 December 2009 presentation at the WSDAN Roadshow.

Round-up of news from 2009

This piece gives a round-up of news items from 2009.

Dementia A to Z

This feature draws attention to the Dementia A to Z that appeared in the DH Care Networks Telecare LIN e-newsletter in September 2009

The evidence base … the management of respiratory diseases

This page looks at studies on asthma and COPD.

Technology Strategy Board’s Assisted Living Innovation Platform

This page details the Technology Strategy Board's Assisted Living Innovation Platform (ALIP).

NHS Innovation Expo – June 2009

This page reports on the Innovation Expo that took place in June 2009.

What does the evidence tell us – handling potentially conflicting conclusions in diabetes trials

A look at the evidence available relating to diabetes, and the challenges in drawing conclusions from this.

What does the evaluation of the Scottish Telecare Development Programme tell us? Is it time for a leap of faith?

An evaluation of the Scottish Telecare Development Programme, which represented a commitment from the Scottish government to provide the foundation for telecare systems to become an integral part of community care services across Scotland.

Telecare and telehealth policy: an update on recent Government policy

This article reflects on several key recent Government publications in June/July 2009. The Department of Health has also published a recent document that provides an overview of the Whole System Demonstrator Programme.

Telecare: Researching the impact on carers and care workers

This article is based of Profesoor Yeandle's presentation at the WSDAN Roadshow on 11 June 2009, where she examined the impact of telecare on carers and care workers.

The evidence base … telehealth and heart failure

This article is based on Professor Cleland's presentation at the WSDAN Roadshow on 11 June 2009. He examines telemonitoring in relation to heart failure.

Personal health budgets: helping to build a more responsive, more integrated, NHS

In this article, Nicola Watt explains plans for personal health budgets.

The challenges for commissioning telecare and telehealth

Addressing the needs and demands of an ageing population and the increasing prevalence of chronic illness cost-effectively lies at the heart of current Government policy towards commissioning. Commissioners need to seek changes in the balance of care settings that shift activity undertaken in nursing homes and hospitals towards the home environment; invest in upstream interventions through enhanced primary and community care-based alternatives; and focus on supporting ‘self-care’.

The evidence base...the management of depression

This feature looks at the evidence base for the management of depression, which usually involves a combination of drugs (antidepressants), therapy and self-help.

Sustaining innovations in telecare and telehealth

This piece defines innovation, and looks at issues around sustaining it.

The evidence base…the management of diabetes

In this feature, the first of a regular series on the evidence-base, we showcase three new pieces of high-quality evidence on telehealth and the management of diabetes from overseas.

Round-up of some of the recent emerging evidence

Read about savings, benefits and barriers to the take-up of telehealth; an important disease management study; and the latest from Telemedicine and e-Health Journal.

WSDAN events update

The first major WSDAN event attracted 110 people to London on 22 January 2009.

National Dementia Strategy – an ‘amber’ light to the deployment of telecare

The first ever national dementia strategy was published after a long period of anticipation on 3 February 2009.

Care co-ordination through home telehealth - a ‘potential’ new model of care for the UK?

A new report from the Veterans Health Administration has concluded that care co-ordination through home telehealth provides a solution to the complex problem of how to provide care for the rapidly rising numbers of patients with chronic care needs.

New DH guidance highlights ‘huge potential’of telehealth and telecare in long-term conditions management

New Department of Health guidance published on 19 January aims to provide health and social care commissioners with the information and support they need to embed personalisation in their services.

A look back on telecare and telehealth progress during 2008

2008 was a year of considerable progress in the field of telecare and telehealth as local authorities, primary care trusts and their partners used government funding from the Preventative Technology Grant and other sources to move ahead with advanced forms of telecare, lifestyle and telehealth vital signs monitoring.

NHS Operating Framework 2009/10 prioritises telecare for older people

The NHS Operating Framework for 2009/10 provides an overview of the priorities for the NHS over the coming year, underpinned by the primary care trust (PCT) revenue allocations for 2009/10.

Report by the Audit Commission looks at the challenges and opportunities posed by England's ageing population

There have been many recent news reports about the ageing population but how should local authorities and their partners respond?

E-Patients: a ‘White Paper’ for empowering and engaging users and carers

Policy-makers in the UK and other countries are increasingly recognising the importance of enabling patients, users and carers to become more involved in their own care.

European study uncovers the economic impact of e-health technologies

Despite the availability of new e-Health technologies their adoption in real-life medical or health situations remains limited across the UK and Europe.

Darzi Review implies significant future role for telecare and telehealth

A most critical element of Darzi's future vision for the NHS is the creation of comprehensive well-being and prevention services with an emphasis on primary and community care settings.