CABA Information Series
(IS-2013-97) Telecare and Telehealth a game changer
This report from Deloitte examines the benefits of home health care using technology proposed in the United Kingdom. Telecare consists of alarms and sensors to monitor activities at home. Telehealth is remote measurement of physiological parameters of persons at home. The data are read and analyzed by a remote clinician. The objective is to improve care. The impediments are installation costs, resistance from clinics, funding of services, lack of public and patient understanding, lack of staff education, and lack of leadership. The U.K market is growing with 20% of the population expected to be over 65 by 2035. Case studies are presented.