Tunstall Healthcare, the leading provider of telecare and telehealth solutions, will be showcasing its latest telehealthcare solutions at this year’s Scottish Telehealth and Telecare Congress 2012 event in Glasgow. At the event, Tunstall will demonstrate its new patient portal, mylife, which allows users to access secure information relating to their condition at the click of a button.
The mylife portal gives users online access to their vital signs readings, enabling them to check progress against planned targets, view trends over time and receive hints and tips from clinicians related to their condition, improving understanding and self monitoring. The easy-to-use portal offers a secure solution for providers to build an integrated care plan around the patient, putting them at the centre of any telehealth service.
Tunstall will also be previewing the latest version of icp triagemanager 1.4, which provides technical and clinical triage for vital signs data sent through the mymedic and myclinic devices. The icp triagemanager, which is compliant with the European Medical Devices Directive and integrates with GP systems including SystmOne and Adastra, offers a secure, scalable and flexible solution for providers, ensuring telehealth services can be integrated seamlessly with health and social care pathways.
During a lunchtime session today, Tunstall’s Policy Director for Health and Social Care, Kevin Alderson, will be hosting a workshop seminar entitled ‘Telehealthcare – how to achieve integration and scale.’ In this session, he will highlight the benefits of supporting people with long-term conditions in the community using telehealthcare, and demonstrate how financial and operational efficiencies can be achieved by redesigning care pathways, creating a truly holistic service that takes into account individual health and care needs.
As part of his seminar, Kevin will highlight evidence from recent client success stories, to demonstrate the effectiveness of telehealthcare when mainstreamed within a centralised service delivery. Tunstall has been working with Hillingdon Council to provide free telecare to residents over 85, as part of the council’s continued efforts to reduce reliance on residential care and provide preventative and flexible support. Hillingdon’s TeleCareLine service offers a range of telecare sensors to enable residents to live safely and independently, providing varying levels of support dependent on individual needs.
Tunstall also provides managed services in Northern Ireland as part of the TF3 Consortium, which aims to provide telemonitoring solutions to over 20,000 people in a bid to improve health outcomes for patients with long-term conditions. The TF3 Consortium, which comprises of Tunstall Healthcare, Fold Telecare and S3 Group, is aiming to reduce pressure on frontline services by enabling community-based care.
Kevin Alderson said:
The pressures on our health and social care systems are undeniable. It is simply unsustainable to continue to deliver services in the same way. By keeping the patient at the heart of everything we do and by working closely with our customers who are embracing change, we are delivering a series of large scale, successful telehealthcare solutions that improve patient outcomes and free up resources.