Bucks New University works with public and private sector partners to develop innovative services in Telehealth and Assisted Living technologies.
The project is run by the Centre of Excellence for Telehealth and Assisted Living (CETAL) in partnership with:
Are you a business which has a product, idea or technology which could be used in the growing Telehealth sector?
Project italia provides an opportunity to develop products and services that public and private healthcare providers could deploy to provide remote support and assistive technologies.
You will benefit from unprecedented access to high profile clinicians and healthcare commissioners. You will also have the opportunity to explore possibilities for collaborative projects with R&D funding for new ideas and products.
Project ITALIA runs for 12 months and includes workshops and events where you can develop ideas that play a key role in shaping the health care strategies of the future.
Treatment of people with long-term conditions comprises:
Since 1998 over 35 Government reports have called for higher levels of remote care. Some £170 million has been invested in national and regional initiatives since 2006.
Greater levels of remote care would reduce:
It would increase choice and independence for service users
Future health care services will:
Overcoming the challenges
A range of skills, knowledge, resources and experience are required to overcome barriers to the development and implementation of Telehealth services. It can only be achieved by participation and collaboration, solutions cannot be forced.
New distributed and highly participatory systems imply new roles and ways of working across the public and private sectors. A user-driven approach requires open research and development and the application of information technology to deliver effective services.
Many Telehealth applications have failed to secure widespread adoption. Coordination and collaboration are the keys to successful delivery.
The italia project uses a shared development and Intellectual Property Model to help generate products and services which both parties have a shared interest in implementing.
italia uses themed workgroups to bring clinical and health-service professionals together with ICT developers and service providers.
The Sandpit Workgroups:
italia aims to create new partnerships based on mutual interests.
To discuss how ITALIA can help you contact:
Firas Sarhan Director of Centre of Excellence for Telehealth and Assisted Living Tel: 07921 236 918 Email: email@example.com