Tunstall Healthcare, the leading provider of telehealth and telecare solutions, will be showcasing its latest telehealthcare solutions at this year’s Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) eHealth & Telemedicine Conference in London.
Tunstall will be demonstrating its patient portal, mylife, which enables users to view secure information relating to their condition with the click of a button. The easy-to use portal allows users to access vital signs readings online, enabling them to view trends over time, check progress against set targets and get hints and tips from clinicians about their condition. The mylife portal offers a secure solution for providers to develop an integrated care plan around the patient, putting them at the heart of the telehealth service.
Tunstall will also be on hand at the event to demonstrate its latest telehealthcare delivery model, Tunstall LifeCareTM. LifeCareputs people at the heart of a holistic model of care by taking into account individual health and care needs, accelerating strategic outcomes and delivering operational benefits. It also aims to improve the user experience and create a foundation for the growing number of people who need support, enabling the scaling up of telehealthcare in areas where services are not widespread or embedded.
On the second day of the event, Clinical Support Consultant at Tunstall, Helen Rollings, will be giving a presentation on the main stage to discuss how telehealth has become an integral part of care pathways across health communities, using good practice for example from NHS Gloucestershire. Her presentation will also examine the potential barriers for large-scale implementation, and offer practical tips and advice for clinicians.
Andrew Corbett-Nolan, Chief Executive of the Good Governance Institute will also be discussing recent findings from its latest GGI audit of telehealthcare services, which revealed that one fifth of councils said they had received no reablement funding in 2011/12, despite a national grant from the Department of Health.
The Audit follows a number of Board Assurance Prompts (BAPs) from the GGI, which consider telehealth deployment and the wider issue of managing long-term conditions. The BAPs provide a framework to guide senior managers and board members, enabling them to meet the necessary governance, quality and safety requirements and facilitate effective care at home.
Andrew Corbett-Nolan said:
We believe that telehealth has the potential to deliver real breakthroughs in service delivery, transforming care pathways by empowering patients. In order to deliver this level of personalised care and support to patients, good governance and pathway redesigns are essential.
We have developed a number of Board Assurance Prompts to highlight the challenges that currently exist in the healthcare sector, and provide detailed recommendations to guide healthcare commissioners, providers and policy makers to ensure that those managing telehealth services address critical issues in order to make improvements in healthcare.