A review of telehealth in Scotland

November 10, 2011

Source: The King’s Fund Information & Library Service

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Date of publication: October 2011

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: Telehealth has the potential to provide NHS services more efficiently. This report looks at how the NHS in Scotland is using various technologies such as mobile phones, video-conferencing and self-monitoring equipment. The report gives some examples of cardiology services which have used video-conferencing.

Length of publication: 34 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.


Harrow Primary Care Trust takes cardiac care into the community

July 6, 2009

Source:  British Journal of Healthcare Computing and Information Management newsletter, 12 June 2009

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Date of publication:  June 2009

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  Harrow PCT established a mobile cardiac task force in the community, involving GPs, specialist nurses and healthcare assistants supported by hospital-based specialists. The service is delivered in GPs surgeries, community healthcare centres and patients’ homes. It uses a portable ECG system that automatically stores and analyses recorded ECG data using exsting computer hardware. All GPs in the area can request and receive results electronically. The service has reduced waiting times, improved patient care, and dramatically improved patient outcomes. It ensures equity of access for all to a high-quality cardiac diagnostic service.

Length of publication:  1 web page