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Tunstall previews iVi intelligent pendant and PNC7 at International Telecare and Telehealth Conference 2012

11/12/2012 12:00:00 AM

Leading provider of telecare and telehealth solutions, Tunstall Healthcare, will be previewing its latest intelligent personal pendant with automatic fall detection, the iVi, and next-generation monitoring centre software PNC7, at this year’s Telecare Services Association International Telecare and Telehealth Conference in Birmingham.

iVi (pronounced ivy) is Tunstall’s new intelligent pendant, which features integrated fall detection.  The lightweight, compact personal device is the only product of its kind to have a ‘not-worn’* alert, which raises an alarm at the monitoring centre if it hasn’t sensed movement for a defined time period. The pendant has several wearing options and can be adjusted to suit individual needs, with three variable sensitivity levels available. It also features both a button to raise an alarm, and an additional button to cancel any potential alerts that were triggered unnecessarily.

Housing LIN launches report on benefits of Assisted Living Technology for vulnerable adults

11/7/2012 12:00:00 AM

Housing LIN publishes new Board Assurance Prompt to demonstrate benefits of assisted living technology for organisations supporting vulnerable people

A new report from Housing Learning Improvement Network (LIN), which focuses on the role of assisted living technology in social housing for vulnerable adults, was launched this week at the CIH Eastern Conference and Exhibition. The report follows two previous Board Assurance Prompts (BAPs), which examine the application of assisted living technologies in general needs and specialised housing for older people.

AMAC remains strong in the face of Hurricane Sandy

11/2/2012 12:00:00 AM

Hurricane Sandy hit Monday 29 October 2012. It devastated many areas of New York and New Jersey and left 3.5 million people immediately without power. Many homes and businesses were literally washed into the ocean as winds got up to 85 miles per hour. The Subways of New York were closed as the Ears River and Hudson River poured into the tunnels. The devastation from the storm caused in excess of 50 billion dollars in damage and saw people without power for 12-13 days.

Tunstall showcases its LifeCare service at National Children & Adult Services Conference 2012

10/24/2012 12:00:00 AM

Comprehensive new service promotes the mainstreaming and integration of telehealthcare to maximise independence and improve quality of life

Tunstall Healthcare, the leading provider of telecare and telehealth solutions, will be highlighting the importance of mainstreamed telehealthcare with tailored service user support at this year’s National Children & Adult Services Conference 2012. While at the event, Tunstall will be showcasing its new service delivery model, Tunstall LifeCareTM.

1000 patients across Northern Ireland are benefiting from improved care through telemonitoring

10/17/2012 12:00:00 AM

Telemonitoring service provided by TF3 Consortium is transforming care by supporting patients with long-term conditions to manage their own health.

TelemonitoringNI is the largest telemonitoring service in the UK and Northern Ireland. The service, provided by TF3 in conjunction with the five Health and Social Care Trusts, is transforming the care of 1000 people with long-term conditions, and is set to benefit up to 20,000 people over six years by enabling better control over their own health and improving care outcomes.

Tunstall Healthcare spearheads quality standards in telehealthcare

10/9/2012 12:00:00 AM

Internationally recognised ISO/IEC 27001 certification assures customers of its continued commitment to information security

Tunstall Healthcare, the world’s leading supplier of telehealthcare solutions, has announced today that it has achieved ISO/IEC 27001 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS), making it one of only just over 1,000 organisations in the UK to hold the accreditation.

New report highlights role of assisted living technology for older people living in general needs housing

9/20/2012 12:00:00 AM

New report from Housing LIN demonstrates benefits of assistive living technology for organisations responsible for supporting older people in general needs housing

A new report from Housing LIN has been published today, focusing on the role of assisted living technology within general needs housing. The report is the second in a series of Board Assurance Prompts (BAPs) aimed at leaders and decision makers that are responsible for the management of general housing schemes.

GGI telecare audit shows reablement funding has yet to make real impact on reforming social care across England

9/20/2012 12:00:00 AM

Good Governance Institute finds wide variations in availability and delivery of telecare services among local authorities, and poor understanding of telecare

  • One fifth of councils said they had received no re-ablement funding in 2011/12, despite a national grant from the Department of Health
  • Only £28 million of the additional £648 million allocated to fund home care support went towards funding telecare services
  • 43% of PCTs saw no investment in telecare from the additional £648 million allocated, particularly in the South West and East Anglia

A telecare audit carried out by the Good Governance Institute (GGI) has found significant variations in the number of local authorities delivering telecare services, and the number of people within authorities currently being supported by telecare across England.

Tunstall Healthcare announces partnership with leading risk stratification provider, Health Intelligence

9/10/2012 12:00:00 AM

Partnership will be a core element of Tunstall’s fully managed service, LifeCare, enabling rapid delivery of benefits to commissioners, providers and service users

Tunstall Healthcare, the leading provider of telehealth and telecare in the UK, has partnered with risk stratification provider Health Intelligence to enhance and support the delivery of its fully managed telehealthcare service, Tunstall LifeCare.

Patient survey reveals significant benefits of telehealth programme in Gloucestershire

8/31/2012 12:00:00 AM

Results show 88% of service users would recommend telehealth to family and friends, further endorsing benefits of large-scale telehealth programme

NHS Gloucestershire has reported on the success of its telehealth service following a 12-month evaluation, which found that 88% of patients receiving telehealth in Gloucestershire would recommend the service to their friends and families, whilst another 85% rated the service as either excellent or good. 

The survey was extended to patients across 80 GP practices and asked patients a series of questions regarding the impact of telehealth on the management of their condition. Of the 143 respondents who completed the questionnaire, 76% of users felt telehealth gave them peace of mind and reduced anxiety about their condition, whilst 65% said it helped them better manage their conditions and overall health and wellbeing.

NHS Gloucestershire partnered with Tunstall in 2011 to establish a fully managed telehealth service for 2,000 patients over a three-year period. The service, which is proving to be one of the largest and most successful GP referring programmes in the UK, has resulted in a majority of the GP practices in NHS Gloucestershire actively referring patients, with over 420 people already benefiting from telehealth.

Linda Prosser, Commissioning Director for NHS Gloucestershire, said:

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