Telecare and Telehealth  ‘ On the Move’ and at Home Dr Malcolm J. Fisk, Chair Telecare Services Association Suite 8 Wilmsl...
Telecare Services Association  <ul><li>Represents telecare and telehealth ‘industry’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>full members (2...
What is Telecare? <ul><li>Reference point … social alarms </li></ul><ul><li>But now much more </li></ul><ul><li>Services n...
What is Telehealth? <ul><li>Reference point … telemedicine </li></ul><ul><li>Part of telecare where delivered (generally) ...
Three Foci for Telehealth  Monitoring and promotion of well-being •  Timers •  Vital signs monitors •  Telephone / persona...
The Challenge  of Telecare and Telehealth <ul><li>Applications in different contexts  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>home; hospital...
Telecare and Telehealth Applications in … Home Street Transport Hospital and Surgery Workplace School or College
The Technology Context <ul><li>Developing technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>broadband </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>satellit...
What People Want  (and carers?)   <ul><li>Ethical technologies that </li></ul><ul><ul><li>are well designed, conform to un...
Conclusion  <ul><li>Major service developments are taking place in telecare and telehealth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>helping s...
Thank You Dr Malcolm J. Fisk, Chair Telecare Services Association Suite 8 Wilmslow House, Grove Way, Wilmslow SK9 5AG www....
 
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W&M 2009 – Telecare and Telehealth ‘On the Move’ and at Home:

  1. 2. Telecare and Telehealth ‘ On the Move’ and at Home Dr Malcolm J. Fisk, Chair Telecare Services Association Suite 8 Wilmslow House, Grove Way, Wilmslow SK9 5AG www.telecare.org.uk
  2. 3. Telecare Services Association <ul><li>Represents telecare and telehealth ‘industry’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>full members (241) most with monitoring and response services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>associate members (59) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>supply sector (41) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>growing focus on telehealth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rigorous new (UK) Code of Practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>audited independently </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>benchmark for commissioners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>120 organisations accredited </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>now to further embrace telehealth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Premier Conference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>London Hilton Nov 16-18 Nov 2009 </li></ul></ul>www.telecare.org.uk
  3. 4. What is Telecare? <ul><li>Reference point … social alarms </li></ul><ul><li>But now much more </li></ul><ul><li>Services not technology </li></ul>Photos: Tunstall Telecom, UK and BIME, Bath University
  4. 5. What is Telehealth? <ul><li>Reference point … telemedicine </li></ul><ul><li>Part of telecare where delivered (generally) in people’s homes </li></ul><ul><li>Different (but changing?) service paradigm </li></ul><ul><li>Relating to range of health needs </li></ul><ul><li>Three foci </li></ul>Photos:Just Checking; Pivotell; Tunstall Telecom
  5. 6. Three Foci for Telehealth Monitoring and promotion of well-being • Timers • Vital signs monitors • Telephone / personal support Medication compliance / concordance • Pill dispensers • Pagers Response and event recognition • Social alarms • Fall detectors • Seizure detectors
  6. 7. The Challenge of Telecare and Telehealth <ul><li>Applications in different contexts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>home; hospitals and institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for people anywhere! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for people of all ages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Particular attention to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>long term conditions e.g. dementia, COPD, CHF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>falls (and seizures?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>medication compliance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evolving service frameworks, objectives, staff roles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>responding; helping, signposting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>assessing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>prompting, motivating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enabling, empowering </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Telecare and Telehealth Applications in … Home Street Transport Hospital and Surgery Workplace School or College
  8. 9. The Technology Context <ul><li>Developing technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>broadband </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>satellite and GPS, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>transfer of data, images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use of cameras, sensors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>purpose, privacy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fixed devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>homes, buildings, streets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Portable devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>carried / worn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>implanted (in clinical applications) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For users (patients) and staff </li></ul>Photo: Innovative Pultrusion Technology GmbH, Austria
  9. 10. What People Want (and carers?) <ul><li>Ethical technologies that </li></ul><ul><ul><li>are well designed, conform to universal principles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are affordable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are discreet in home or when worn, carried (implanted?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are minimally intrusive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>work … for users (patients) and, where appropriate, carers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are configurable to cater for cognitive impairment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>give user control (and respect privacy) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>have an accessible on/off/pause switch (?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enable control of data communication … how much, when, how, who to? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>offer data security (information stored with person / in home?) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technologies supported by appropriate services </li></ul>
  10. 11. Conclusion <ul><li>Major service developments are taking place in telecare and telehealth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>helping support people at home and ‘on the move’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>with evolving objectives, staff roles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>strategic / government agendas support the changes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for technologies used in the home in hospitals, etc. but … </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile and dispersed technologies may represent a real (and bigger?) opportunity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>subject to appropriate ethical considerations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to manage, facilitate, respond … but also to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>empower … and ‘liberate’ </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Thank You Dr Malcolm J. Fisk, Chair Telecare Services Association Suite 8 Wilmslow House, Grove Way, Wilmslow SK9 5AG www.telecare.org.uk [email_address]

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