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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Telemonitoring based service redesign for the management of uncontrolled hypertension

June 24, 2013

Source: BMJ, 2013, May 24th

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Date of publication: May 2013

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This community-based randomised controlled trial found that self-measurement of hypertension by patients at home with telemonitoring by practice staff was more effective in lowering daytime ambulatory blood pressure than usual care. However, an increase in the use of NHS resources was seen. The authors advise caution to those considering to roll out telemonitoring on a large scale based on the findings of this trial, as more research needs to be done to determine cost-effectiveness.

Length of publication: 18 pages

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Somerset plans 4000 telehealth users

May 14, 2012

Source: E-Health Insider

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Date of publication: 4th May 2012

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: NHS Somerset is planning to monitor the symnptoms of 4000 people with long-term conditions over the next three years, using telehealth technology. It will be offered to patients with congestive heart disease, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. Touchscreen phones with remote monitoring capabilities will allow patients to monitor their long-term health conditions from home.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Telehealth comparison website launched

October 11, 2010

Source: E-Health Insider

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Date of publication: 20th September 2010

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Assisted living specialists Alvolution, in partnership with NHS West Midlands and the Joint Improvement Partnership, have launched a telehealth product comparison website to help trusts and local authorities choose the best telehealth products for their organisations. The site offers impartial reviews of technology, showing the aids that are available, how they compare and whether they are recommended.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: Alvolution


North Yorks spends £3.2m on telehealth

June 10, 2010

Source: e-Health Insider, 9th June 2010

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Date of publication: June 2010

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: NHS North Yorkshire and York has announced its decision to implement 2000 telehealth systems, creating the largest telehealth programme in the UK. In the pilot scheme launched across the county in 2009, machines were installed in patients’ homes to collect vital signs information such as blood pressure. Readings were sent by phone to a monitoring centre and a clinician contacted patients when there were abnormalities in the data. The programme will focus on patients with long term conditions such as chronic heart failure, with the aim of reducing hospital admissions and supporting patients who have been discharged from hospital.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: NHS North Yorkshire and York


Telemonitoring in heart failure

December 9, 2009

Source: Heart, 2009, 95 (23) p. 1964-1968

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Date of publication: December, 2009

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: An increasingly elderly population living with heart failure requires high quality disease management programmes which can reach out to patients in their normal living environment. Telemonitoring enables the patient and the healthcare professional to recognise problems and resolve issues together, and reduces unnecessary travel to hospital.

Length of publication: 6 page article

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Acknowledgement: Education in Heart


A point-to-point simple telehealth application for cardiovascular prevention: the ESINO LARIO experience. Cardiovascular prevention at point of care.

March 10, 2009

Source: Telemedicine & e-Health 2009, 15(1), 80-86

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Year of Publication: 2009

Publication Type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: A point-to-point telemedicine system has been designed for use in cardiovascular risk reduction programmes. The model was tested on subjects in a remote mountain village. Non-specialised health professionals were trained to obtain data and conduct basic screening tests. The data was sent over ISDN lines to a clinic for evaluation and feedback to the patient.

Length of Publication: 7 pages

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Acknowledgements: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers