Deloitte’s 2012 Telecare and Telehealth report provides a provides a synopsis of the available evidence on the costs and benefits of telehealth and supports using such technology to interface with service users.
Deloitte concludes technology assisted care provided an equitable way of enabling more people to live independently for longer, while supporting health and social care providers to work differently. A key driver underpinning the report was the desire to find solutions that provide a more cost-effective way of meeting the growing demands for such services while giving service users the support and confidence to help them manage their own condition more effectively..not just adopting the technology but about integration and service redesign.
Telecare and teleheath will be most effective if adopted as an alternative way of engaging with and supporting service users and not simply as an “add on” or supplementary to the traditional ways of working.
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