NHS Given £162 Million To Improve Frontline Services – Telehealth Can Help

The UK's Health Secretary Andrew Lansley intends to give the NHS £162 million to improve frontline services.
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Jan. 5, 2011 - PRLog -- Whitehall has promised the NHS £162 million to reduce pressure on hospital wards –and telehealth can help.

The investment will be used to help discharge patients sooner and more safely - precisely what Telehealth Solutions' HomePod is for.

It’s an iPad-like device that lets users measure vital signs, take symptom questionnaires and send the results to a nurse – though they may be miles apart.

It means clinicians can spot health issues before they put patients in hospital – and serious danger.

Trials suggest they can reduce admissions and the length of in-patient stays by 90% , as well as cutting home visits by 40% and A&E attendance by 80%.

We estimate that saves £4,300 per user each year, or £200,000 in just 12 months with even a limited roll-out.

Studies in the US and Britain  have seen similar results, with one pilot saving an estimated £180,000 in just 6 months .

Jeremy Cummin, Executive Chairman of Telehealth Solutions asked, ‘Has there been a time when we’ve needed this technology more?

‘The NHS needs to improve care, reduce costs, and alleviate strain on staff and it can’t be done without making substantial changes

‘Imagine the efficiency and ease that the telephone or the internet has added to every other aspect of our lives, and apply it to healthcare

‘That’s the difference we’re talking about, not just in cost saving and efficiency, but keeping patients safer, healthier and happier’

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About Telehealth Solutions:

Telehealth Solutions was founded in 2006 to provide ‘telehealth’ technology for the good of patients and health services in the UK and across the world.

Telehealth Solutions products, which can be viewed on www.thsl.co.uk, include:

• HomePod

• CardioPod

• SurgeryPod

• Occupational HealthPod

• Check-in Pod

• CarePod

The Department of Health describes telehealth as the ‘remote delivery of healthcare using electronic means of communication, usually from patient to clinician’.

Telehealth improves outcomes, saves costs, catches problems sooner and enhances the patient experience.
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