Telemonitoring after discharge from hospital with heart failure: cost-effectiveness modelling

October 25, 2013

Source: BMJ Open, 2013, 3 (9)

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Date of publication: September 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article aims to estimate the cost-effectiveness of telemonitoring versus usual care of adults who have recently been discharged after heart failure.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Telehealth no longer a remote possibility for general practice

January 11, 2013

Source: GP Online

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Date of publication: January 2013

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: NHS Stoke on Trent CCG is running a clinical rollout of its Florence SMS texting telehealth service. This service of Advice and Interactive Messages (AIM) for health has been trialled in Primary Care Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across the UK over the last three years for various conditions, including hypertension. The Trust is offering to hold workshops for interested CCGs and general practice teams who would like to be involved with the rollout.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: NHS Stoke on Trent


A randomised trial of a remote home support programme for infants with major congenital heart disease

October 12, 2012

Source: Heart, 2012, 98 (20) p. 1523-1528

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Date of publication: October 2012

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: A tele-medicine home support programme for families of infants with major congenital heart disease was assessed and evaluated in this study. Home support with video-conferencing was preferred to telephone consultations. Parents were highly satisfied with the programme. The research concluded that tele-homecare is sustainable, effective and may reduce costs.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Telehealth trial shows early success

January 13, 2012

Source: Department of Health

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Date of publication: December 2011

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: The Whole System Demonstrator (WSD) programme was established in 2008 to evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of telehealth, and focused on heart disease, COPD and diabetes. It was the largest randomised controlled trial of telehealth in the world, covering three sites in the UK and 238 GP practices. This news item contains a link to the headline findings of the WSD programme, which were published on 5th December 2011 and show that telehealth can help to plan care for people with long-term conditions.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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