The TF3 consortium, which comprises Tunstall Healthcare, Fold Telecare and S3 Group, will be exhibiting at this year’s eHealth Week in Dublin to highlight the recent accomplishments of its transformational Telemonitoring NI service, which has so far benefitted 1,500 patients across Northern Ireland.
TF3 brings together the significant expertise of Tunstall, Fold and S3 Group to form the largest deployers of telehealth and telecare services in the UK. The consortium members are actively involved in over 100 dedicated telehealth initiatives across Europe, and work closely with health and social care providers to support independent living and deliver solutions that reduce the unnecessary reliance on secondary care.
While at the event, TF3 will showcase the success of its Telemonitoring NI service, which was recently commended by Northern Ireland’s Health Minister, Edwin Poots at a celebratory event held in Stormont. The service, which is provided by TF3 in conjunction with five health and social care trusts, represents an investment of £18m by the Department of Health, Social Services and the Centre for Connected Health and Social Care (CCHSC), part of the Public Health Agency. It is expected to benefit up to 20,000 patients across NI by helping to improve health outcomes for patients with long-term conditions through better engagement with clinicians and enhanced self-management.
Simon Arnold, Director at the TF3 Consortium said:
In its current role as President of the Council for the EU, Ireland has the opportunity to shape and influence policy and legislation, and part of their objective is to work towards enhancing public health in the EU, as well as innovation in the health sector.
The Telemonitoring NI programme is an excellent example of how modern technology can help deliver a better service for the patient through innovation and teamwork, and this Pan-European event provides us with the perfect opportunity to position ourselves as experts in large-scale service delivery.
TF3 will also demonstrate a range of telehealth and telecare solutions designed to help people with long-term health needs who live at home monitor their own conditions.
eHealth Week 2013 combines two main events: the High Level eHealth Conference co-organised by the European Commission and the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and WoHIT (World of Health IT Conference & Exhibition) organised by HIMSS Europe. The event not only brings together industry partners and providers from across Europe, but also important government and regional decision makers.