Friday, May 30, 2008


Better Health Care and Cost Savings for the 21st Century - report from AT&T Center for Telehealth research and Policy, U of Texas ...

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Telecare Made Easy, from the UK

A very strong case can be made that the UK is way ahead of the US in Telecare. The following confirms my suspicions. This deserves a look at...

BTW, Guy is one of authors and cyber band of brothers..

The Disabled Living Foundation’s (DLF) Telecare Made Easy site was introduced to the public at the Naidex Exhibition at the beginning of the month but launched formally at an event at the DLF’s headquarters yesterday.

There were speeches and presentations from Karen Buck (local member of parliament); Dave McKinlay (Department of Work and Pensions Office for Disability Issues); Alison Rogan (Marketing Director, Tunstall); Karen Bradshaw (Westminster City Council); Guy Dewsbury (London Borough of Barnet) and a demonstration of the site by Warren Goodland of the DLF

Telecareaware web site

Guy Dewsbury and the London Borough of Barnet web site


Results Vary in Test Drive of Commercial Telemedicine Sites

A television news program tried out three Web sites that allow consumers to consult with physicians via email for a fee: eDocAmerica, LivePerson and JustAnswer. None of the sites provided an accurate diagnosis. ABC's "Good Morning America."

Friday, May 23, 2008

Canadian Medical Association launches online health consultations

The Canadian Medical Association has launched a health portal with a direct and secure link for patients to share the data they input with their doctor in online consultations.

The portal uses secure messaging, an application that offers a private channel of communication between doctors and patients, as a safer alternative to email. Patients and doctors can communicate online about matters such as monitoring chronic disease, follow-ups after appointments, and prescription renewals.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

E-Health in Practice , a new publication that may be of interest?

There is a new e-mail publication out called E-Health in practice that may be of interest?

Produced by HealthConnect International, the E-Health in Practice Bulletin aims to highlight useful tools, resources, and examples of e-health applications that health professionals in developing countries can apply in their own environments. It is also intended to serve as a forum for readers to share resources and experiences. To suggest or contribute ideas or content for future issues of the bulletin, please contact:

To receive regular issues of the E-Health in Practice Bulletin, please subscribe at or contact Archived issues can be found at

Saturday, May 17, 2008

eHealth and Telemedicine Associations of Germany, Austria and Switzerland Join Forces

Across Europe and worldwide, telemedicine and telehealth services respond to today's health and social demands, i.e. treatment of chronic patients, support for the quality of life of elderly people living at home and the empowerment of citizens/patients to make healthcare choices. With the evolving European-wide availability of eHealth infrastructures, new opportunities for highly interconnected telemedicine services emerge.

Given the ubiquity of networks and the mobility of patients in Europe it is impossible to deploy sustainable telemedicine services without international, European and worldwide dimensions.


International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth

Friday, May 16, 2008

According to a report, remote care technology will drive the market for wireless-based medical devices and applications. The report examined telehealt

According to a report, remote care technology will drive the market for wireless-based medical devices and applications. The report examined telehealth technologies aimed at seniors, remote care and diagnostics, and the consumer electronics industry's increasing market control. Healthcare IT News.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Telehealth News Updates

Clarion-Forest VNA moving health care to next level
Oil City Derrick - Oil City,PA,USAAnna Schettler of Shippenville was one of the very first Telehealth patients with the Clarion-Forest VNA in 2003. Schettler, who reached her 100th birthday, ...

Summit on Behavioral Telehealth to Delve Into Telemedicine ...
Trading Markets (press release) - Los Angeles,CA,USADublin, May 09, 2008 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- -- The Second Annual Summit on Behavioral Telehealth: Technology for Behavior Change & Disease Management ...

Government trials Telecare for the elderly
Current IT news from heise online - London,UKTelecare and Telehealth are being investigated by the Department of Health as ways of looking after older patients without more healthcare professionals. ...

Eight NH communities building high-speed network
WBZ - Boston,MA,USAThe Virginia network is expected to be finished in 2012 and provide rural residents voice telephone service, television, Internet access, telemedicine ...

The future of eHealth without frontiers
Computing - London,UK... implement telehealth solutions on a national scale. I am sure all eyes will be on this programme, which has earmarked Ј46m to be spent on telemedicine ...

Remote care, direct assistance Telehealth aids patients, nurses
Baltimore Sun - United StatesRice is one of 90 patients whom Jones cares for daily, with the help of technology known as Care Coordination Home Telehealth. Through this program, Jones ...,0,2776900.story

Cegedim Rx plans telehealth move
EHI Primary Care - London,UKPharmacy systems specialists, Cegedim Rx, has partnered with Telehealth Solutions to integrate self-monitoring devices with their pharmacy systems. ...

Free healthcare information by mobile phone

This is a link to an article about a project in Africa on using mobile
phones for toll-free health information and medical emergency calls. Here
is the link:

Friday, May 2, 2008

Trust Driving People to Web Social Networks for Health Info

Recently Jane Sarasohn-Kahn wrote a report and article on Social media on the Internet are empowering, engaging, and educating health care consumers and providers. IMHO, I thought it was most important article written in 2008, I was wrong, her most current article, Trust Driving People to Web Social Networks for Health Info, is even more important... You can read her most current article...

Or go to her blog at or e-mail her at