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Bryn Sage - COO - InTechnology

Bryn Sage of InHealthcare discusses the recent Salisbury moisturiser news story in relation to NHS reforms. The reforms are allowing companies such as InHealthcare to step in and help NHS partners not just save money, but also to develop services that can then be shared with other trusts, creating a revenue stream. Read full blog »

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Digital Health – The Obligation to Change

Richard Quine InTechnology

The Lancet has this week issued an apology for an obituary printed in 1858 for John Snow, the pioneering doctor famed for his work on the transmission of cholera. Richard Quine looks at the wider implications of the reluctance of the NHS to take up new digital health technologies, and the obligation to change. Read full blog »

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The Healthcare Journey: Small Steps, Giant Leaps

Richard Quine InTechnology

Healthcare pathways have come a long way, and it all starts with innovation. From Fleming’s Penicillin discovery to the digital healthcare pathways of the modern hospital, Richard Quine takes a look at the key innovations that have led to telehealth as we know it, as well as the path we can expect digital healthcare to take in the future. Read full blog »

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Telehealth in the news

Saneth InTechnology

A report on telehealth programmes from the BBC in this week’s Inside Out South East, indicated that UK Healthcare systems are reaching tipping point. The UK’s aging population, along with healthcare budget constraints and the enormous cost of treating people with long-term conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease, are some of the biggest strategic issues facing the NHS today. The current reactive model is simply not sustainable. Read full blog »

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No holding back the tide

Phil Hambly - InTechnology

So here’s a thought. Not so very long ago, the blink of an eye, if we were going on a long car journey we worried about checking tyre pressures, oil level, washer fluid etc. Read full blog »

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Our reponse to the Royal College of Physicians “Hospitals on the Edge” report

Saneth InTechnology

Patients’ lives are at risk in NHS hospital wards that are “on the brink of collapse” due to a critical shortage of out-of-hours doctors and growing numbers of the elderly. Some hospitals narrowly avoid “catastrophe” every weekend, research by the Royal College of Physicians has found. The main cause was due to the volume of older patients utilising the beds. Read full blog »

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Telehealth: Prevention is better than cure

Saneth InTechnology

Research undertaken by the Newcastle University (NU) has found that elderly patients are missing out on simple, basic heart treatments that could prolong and improve their lives – thanks largely to undiagnosed conditions. Read full blog »

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Does telemedicine deserve the green light?

Saneth InTechnology

A recent article in the BMJ asked the question, ‘Does telemedicine deserve the green light?’ In my opinion, it does. However, one of the major shortcomings of the WSD report is that it has not given any areas of focus for the telehealth industry to work on. Read full blog »

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Telehealth can relieve pressure on the NHS – while improving patient care

Bryn Sage - COO - InTechnology

Even at the best of times, the NHS has a heavy burden of responsibility to shoulder. With the global economic crisis showing little sign of abating, this vast and complex organisation is being forced to find ways to deliver better, more efficient services at the very time it’s expected to make unprecedented cuts. Read full blog »

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Getting to the heart of Telehealth

Bryn Sage - COO - InTechnology

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) released its findings on the results of the Whole Systems Demonstrator (WSD) randomised control trial of telehealth services today. The headline finding was that “Telehealth can reduce deaths and emergency hospital care, but estimated cost savings are modest”. Read full blog »

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