Conference on Connected Health: Delivering Care Anytime, Anywhere

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Pictured (L to R):Andrew Hamilton CEO Connected Health, Myself (David Doherty/3G Doctor), Barbara Hannah Specialist Respiratory Nurse SET, Rodd Bond Director of the Netwell Project, Charlotte McArdle Director of Primary Care, Elderly & Exec Director of Nursing SET, Jonathan Wallance University of Ulster, Professor Roy Harper SET and Professor Maurice Mulvenna University of Ulster.

ICT Consultant Paul Comac produced an excellent 1/2 day conference/workshop on Friday 24th April 2009 at the Clandeboye Hotel in Bangor for the SET. A thoroughly enjoyable event that was a honor to contribute to with a talk on “Connecting Care and the benefits of using Mobile as the Platform”. My Slide Deck:

Highlights for me included:

Some interesting project websites worth keeping a close eye on: NetWell Centre in Dundalk, MyHealth@Age, Living Labs, TRAIL (Technologies for Rurality, Ageing and Independent Living) Lab.

Charlotte McArdle: “Focus on maintaining patients outside the hospital… Only going in when they absolutely need to”….. “By 2017 the number of patients we’re treating who are suffering from dementia will have doubled”

Andrew Hamilton: “At the heart of this is the personal intervention and relationship…. Technology is only a tool for helping carers apply their talents, never as a relacement”

Professor Roy Harper and Barbara Hannah: Unfortunately these professional carers gave no soundbites that would do them or the incredible work they have done justice… their slideshows proved so comprehensively the potential for telecare intervention to improve patient outcomes, reduce cost and keep a lid on expenditure that I’ve written a begging letter asking them to supply them for posting in their entirety. I’ll update this post with a link if I’m successful!

Hands on demonstrations with some home care technologies:

table top home care monitoring devices

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