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1 An introduction to telehealth for managers – Unit M1 Dr Paul Rice David Barrett

2 Learning outcomes By the end of the session, you will be able to; – Understand the terms telehealth and telecare, in addition to the meaning of specific applications such as telemonitoring, telecoaching and teleconsultation – Describe the demographic, financial and personal drivers underpinning the need for telehealth and telecare C1/1

3 The need for integration The ‘sweet spot’: needs can be met with the help of technology M1/1

4 Tele-what? eHealth Telemonitoring Telehealth Assistive technology Teleconsultation Telecoaching Telecare mHealthDigital health M1/2 TeletriageTelemedicine

5 Development of telehealth M1/3

6 The need for telehealth (1) By 2035; – The population aged 65 and over will account for 23 per cent of the total population (i.e. over 16.5M) – The number of over 85s will increase to over 3.6M (1 in 20 of the population) Source: Office for National Statistics; ageing/older-people M1/4

7 The need for telehealth (2) 15M+ people in England have a long-term condition (LTC) The most common LTCs are hypertension, depression and asthma Around 70% of the total health and care budget in England is spent on caring for people with LTCs (who comprise 30% of the population) (DH, 2012) M1/5

8 The policy push for telehealth M1/6

9 Digital First - £2.9 Billion savings Pre-assessment in primary care Minor ailments pre-assessment Online booking of primary care appointments Mobile-enabled community care Online secondary care pre-op assessments Remote post-surgical follow-up Remote secondary care follow-up SMS communication of test results Electronic delivery of secondary care patient letters C1/1

10 The state of telehealth in England 2012 M1/7


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