There are varying definitions of TeleCare and TeleHealth.
TeleCare is the use of a combination of alarms and
sensors aimed at supporting those people, wishing to enjoy the comforts of their own home but who want the reassurance of
immediate contact in case of an emergency. TeleCare devices can include some or all of the following: personal
alarms, fall detectors, temperature extremes sensors and detectors for carbon monoxide, flood and gas.
Telehealth provides the ability to remotely monitor the physiological data especially for those clients with a chronic illness.
TeleHealth devices include blood pressure monitors, spirometers, pulse oximeters, weighing scales and blood glucometers.
Telehealth can facilitate the rapid, real-time exchange and review of crtitical health symptoms between health professionals
and can also provide remote but direct communications between the health professional and the patient e.g. providing health
advice by telephone, videoconferencing to discuss a diagnosis or capturing and sending images for diagnosis.
TeleHealth programmes introduce the opportunity for care providers to minimise the number of unplanned client visits and,
at the same time, improve the clinical overview of the health and well-being of their client base and consistently utiise
their human resource to the best effect..
monitoring of both care environments and health status helps increase and expand client access to specialist clinical services, facilitating real-time
health advice, concentrating localised care, provides more timely diagnosis and intervention and can positively impact the
QC3 have researched the TeleCare and TeleHealth
opportunity in great depth. Our understanding of the TeleCare and TeleHealth sector is unrivalled and widely respected
throughout this rapidly expanding and exciting sector.
We currently provide consultancy services to major international innovators in equipment and software, enjoy strong,
well-developed and candid contacts within PCTs, Community support organisations and a wide range of interested clinicians.