The second page of this newsletter sets out a case study about how GP practices in Staffordshire are achieving genuine and meaningful patient and public engagement via social media following a dedicated programme to drive up online interactions.
Computer-based programmes ('Interactive Health Communication Applications') for people with chronic disease
People with long term conditions have multiple needs, including information about their illness and the various treatment options; social support; support with making decisions; and help with achieving behaviour change, for example, changes in diet or exercise.
The Technology Enabled Care Services Resource for Commissioners has been developed by NHS commissioners to identify practical tools that can help maximise the value of technology enabled care services for patients, carers, commissioners and the whole health economy. It is intended to support all commissioners of health and care services, including NHS England, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and local authorities and providers of health and social care.
This telehealth supplement developed by the Inside Commissioning website sets out the current state of implementation of telehealth across England CCGs, the skills and technologies needed for telehealth to be successful, how CCGs can be more effective in their commissioning of telehealth services and some examples of where telehealth has been successfully implemented.
mHealth allows mobile devices to monitor and collect health data more efficiently, allowing quicker and better treatment and increase prevention. This infographic explains in detail what mHealth does and how it improves the life of patients in the EU.
This briefing sets out brief definitions of the terms telehealth, telemedicine, telecare and mHealth. It describes current use of telecare and telehealth in the UK, looks at likely future developments in the technology and examines the regulatory and policy issues raised by its implementation.