The Department of Health believes that at least three million people could benefit from Telehealth and Telecare services. Through remote technology their condition could be monitored more regularly allowing prompt action and interventions.
Rather than attending hospital every three or four months for routine check-ups, their condition can be monitored almost continually. Patients can be monitored and treated in the convenience of their own home.
CETAL develops Telehealth packages based on proven clinical models and assessed technology to meet specific clinical needs. We provide consultancy, educational and technology support with all packages. All are tailored to any healthcare location for the acute and rehabilitation phases of long-term clinical care.
Telehealth (also referred to as telemonitoring) is the remote monitoring of a person’s health by a trained individual. Telehealth can include the collection of physiological data, lifestyle modification, data on self-care and medicine administration, which can be used to encourage and sustain healthy behaviours. Research into telehealth methods across both public and private sector organisations can provide valuable information on how best to plan, deliver and govern telehealth interventions. The use of technology to improve the quality of care will not be a once size fits all system. Research is needed to test the potential benefits of integrated health and social care supported through assistive technologies on different populations. Research to date such as the whole system demonstrator highlights the need for telehealth research to address the needs of specific populations, giving potential recipients to provide feedback for both design and implementation of telehealth interventions.
CETAL, as an institute delivered by Buckinghamshire New University, is perfectly suited to help facilitate project evaluation, teaching and learning for telehealth. Through both academic and industry links, CETAL can help bridge the gap between innovation, research and implementation by bringing together potential users, industry, clinicians and academics. In order to advance skills and raise awareness of telehealth solutions, teaching and learning will need to become accessible to clinicians, carers and patients. CETAL can help facilitate relationships between researchers and end users to develop and stimulate a collaborative partnership to enhance the use and utilisation of innovative ideas.
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