The results of a new telehealth pilot in Ireland have been launched. Based in County Wexford, the project was undertaken by a multi-agency Stakeholder Group (Wexford County Council-Age Friendly Programme including the Wexford Older People’s Council, Age Friendly Ireland, HSE, Wexford General Hospital). The project was independently evaluated and monitored by Waterford Institute of Technology.
This recent article in the Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research, which is based on independent research, now shows how advanced use of telecare takes the pressure off emergency care services by reducing ambulance mobilisations by 33.3%, despite the increasing age profile of the telecare service users.
Tunstall has supported the development of the County Councils Network’s (CCN) latest Analysis Report; Employing Assistive Technology in Adult Social Care, which provides unique insight into the status of assistive technology in local authorities in England, and makes a series of recommendations to Government.
This new report from Public Policy Projects discusses how digital technology creates the opportunity to reshape healthcare, and the frustration that the NHS has been slow to apply digital technology to its core objective of targeting resources it needs.
Tunstall, working with Public Policy Projects, has developed a unique report which explores how technology enabled care services (TECS) can be used for the benefit of patients, service users, carers and the health and care sector. It outlines many of the barriers to uptake of TECS in the UK and makes recommendations on actions that could be taken to accelerate the adoption of TECS more widely.
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