Tuesday, 14 May 2013
The TF3 consortium, which comprises Tunstall Healthcare, Fold Telecare and S3 Group, will be exhibiting at this year’s eHealth Week in Dublin to highlight the recent accomplishments of its transformational Telemonitoring NI service, which has so far benefited 1,500 patients across Northern Ireland.
TF3 brings together the significant expertise of Tunstall, Fold and S3 Group to form the largest deployers of telehealth and telecare services in the UK. The consortium members are actively involved in over 100 dedicated telehealth initiatives across Europe, and work closely with health and social care providers to support independent living and deliver solutions that reduce the unnecessary reliance on secondary care.
Simon Arnold, Director at the TF3 Consortium said: “In its current role as President of the Council for the EU, Ireland has the opportunity to shape and influence policy and legislation, and part of their objective is to work towards enhancing public health in the EU, as well as innovation in the health sector.
“The Telemonitoring NI programme is an excellent example of how modern technology can help deliver a better service for the patient through innovation and teamwork, and this Pan-European event provides us with the perfect opportunity to position ourselves as experts in large-scale service delivery.”
TF3 will be at the event from 13th-15th May on Stand 906. Come and see us to find out more.
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Report from CIH and Tunstall addresses how redesigned housing solutions can improve health and wellbeing outcomes
A new report by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and Tunstall Healthcare has addressed how commissioners and providers can deliver cost effective improvements in health outcomes, while focusing on quality and efficiency. The report, ‘Delivering housing, health and care outcomes’ is based on the collective discussions and examples from leaders across the sector, gathered at two summits held in March.
Based on the discussions presented by key industry figures, including representatives from the Department of Health, leading housing providers and an expert panel across housing, health and care, the report addresses how redesigned housing solutions can provide effective outcomes for individuals’ health and wellbeing. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of assistive technology, its incorporation into remodelled services, and the need for an improved understanding between housing, health and social care providers on the benefits it can offer.
Domini Gunn, Director of Health and Wellbeing at CIH Consultancy said: "There are new opportunities for housing to engage with health and care within new health and wellbeing organisations and commissioning arrangements. We need to demonstrate the value and cost benefits of investment in housing and housing-related support more effectively to our health and social care colleagues.
"This report is designed to help identify opportunities and develop a business case for housing-related support, including telecare and telehealth, service commissioning and development."
CIH and Tunstall will be running further summits at Housing 2013, CIH’s major housing conference in Manchester. The discussions will be focused on how we will fund the care of an ageing population as outlined in the Dilnot report, and how current and redesigned housing solutions, incorporating assistive technology, can provide effective outcomes for individuals and communities.
You can register your interest for the summits with Katie.email@example.com
Friday, 3 May 2013
Tunstall’s Group Product Development Director, Richard Sharp, was recently interviewed by Lizzie Rose on BBC Radio Humberside about the company’s new iVi pendant.
The iVi intelligent pendant is one of the world's most sophisticated fall detection personalised alarms. The small lightweight device, which is connected to a base unit in the home, will automatically detect if the wearer has fallen and raise a alert at a response centre, where the person responding to the call can in turn contact the individual to decide what actions need to be taken. It is the only product of its kind to feature a not-worn alert, which will notify the centre is the iVi has not registered movement for a period of time (3,5 or 7 days).
During the interview, Richard commented: “This [pendant] is extremely valuable for people who are frail or elderly as a means of giving them peace of mind to know that, in the event of a fall, the device will automatically connect and raise the alarm. It’s really important for people who are at that stage in life.”
You can hear the full Lizzie Rose ‘News Hour’ Show here, with the interview starting 46:45 minutes in.
Friday, 26 April 2013
Lyn Davies, General Manager for Tunstall, was recently interviewed by Healthcare in Focus magazine about a host of subjects – including how Tunstall’s telehealth solutions are empowering people to take more control over their health and wellbeing from the comfort of their own homes. Lyn is responsible for the strategic direction, business growth and operational services delivery for the Asia Pacific Region.
Australia’s Healthcare in Focus magazine is a monthly publication providing in-depth news and views about the healthcare industry as well as interviews with its key people.
Tunstall provides a wide range of telehealth equipment, software and full service solutions to various groups across the Asia Pacific Region. This enables individuals with diverse health needs to communicate with carers and share information between healthcare professionals.
Lyn told Healthcare in Focus’ Aleisha Parr, “Telehealth, from our experience, is providing support for people from their own home to enable them to manage their health in a more proactive way than they have traditionally been able to do.”
In the interview, Lyn also speaks out about innovation, the future and how healthcare technology is evolving to meet growing challenges such as dementia.
Click here to read the full Healthcare in Focus feature by Aleisha Parr.
Friday, 19 April 2013
Tunstall CEO, Gil Baldwin, has discussed the opportunities in the healthcare technology space in a recent interview with HealthInvestor magazine.
HealthInvestor is the UK healthcare industry’s leading information source, featuring in-depth examinations of the industry’s hot topics and profile of the sector’s major players.
When asked about the exciting opportunities within the telehealth and telecare space Gil said: “Given the various silos of ‘care’ split between GPs, acute, social care and housing, technology has a vital role to play in dramatically changing the way care is delivered, to produce integrated care which is centred around the individual. It’s not necessarily about telehealth or telecare; it’s about what the right solution is for the individual patient/client and how the care pathway can be transformed by applying the most appropriate care intervention supported by technology.”
You can read Gil’s full interview here
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Experts from across Northern Ireland gathered this week to mark the success of the Telemonitoring NI service. The service, which is being provided by the TF3 Consortium in conjunction with the five health and social care trusts, is designed to transform patient care across Northern Ireland by enabling better control over their health and improving care outcomes, and has benefitted 1,500 patients to date.
Health Minister Edwin Poots said: "Telemonitoring NI continues to grow and expand. To date the service has benefitted around 1,500 patients in Northern Ireland with long-term conditions, helping them to better manage their health.
"Telemonitoring NI is an excellent example of how the Health Service can innovate using modern technology to deliver a better service for our patients."
You can read more about the Telemonitoring NI celebratory event here
Friday, 5 April 2013
Riversmead's flagship flexicare housing scheme, Calton Court in Hertford, was officially opened by Mark Prisk MP, Minister for Housing.
Developed as part of Riversmead’s older people’s strategy, the new Calton Court comprises 53 one and two bedroom flats. It features communal lounges, bathing spas and treatment room, hair and beauty salon, laundry room and internet area with Wi-Fi facilities. The scheme also house’s local doctor’s surgery, Wallace House Branch Surgery, which is open to both Calton Court residents and the wider community
Mark Prisk MP, said: “I was here at the beginning of the Calton Court project only a few years ago and it’s great to come back because it was just an idea then; a set of drawings. It’s only when you’ve built something you have an understanding of what it’s all about. I want to pay tribute to Riversmead for being forward thinking, not just about the bricks and mortar, but for what actually makes it a home; the facilities, the flexible care and the community support.”
You can read more about the housing scheme here