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  • Finnish health innovation team in NI for Telemonitoring NI learning visit | HSC Public Health Agency
    Ireland helping them to better manage their health Eddie Ritson Programme Director of the CCHSC said After presenting at the Finland Plaza this week in Dublin on the Telemonitoring NI service I was delighted to welcome delegates from Finland to the TF3 Telemonitoring NI centre in Holywood to see first hand the telemonitoring service in action Colleagues learned about the clinical triage service which is delivered in Northern Ireland by nurses to monitor readings such as blood pressure and weight on a daily basis This remote management allows patients who would otherwise have to travel to their GP or hospital to be monitored in their own homes This means less stress for patients and helps them in understanding and managing their condition Telemonitoring is an excellent example of how modern technology can help deliver a better service for the patient allowing them to take control and manage their condition with confidence It also allows more efficient use of the healthcare professional s time and skills The service has an ambitious programme for development and next year plans to accelerate the uptake of telehealth into broader clinical conditions and expand into telecare The visit proved to be a great success allowing us to demonstrate to the Finnish Health Care System how far the service has come and to share experiences on the delivery of telehealth Leading the Finnish delegation Kalevi Virta Independent Consultant eWELL Oy and Coordinator at the Centre for Health and Technology City of Oulu said The monitoring solutions we viewed are an excellent example of how today s technology can be used to create meaningful services to improve patient care The implementation and outcomes of the activity are very encouraging and will aid our own development work We saw many dedicated and satisfied professionals who have clearly seen

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/news/finnish-health-innovation-team-ni-telemonitoring-ni-learning-visit (2016-02-11)
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  • Telemonitoring NI an ongoing success | HSC Public Health Agency
    Simon Arnold Managing Director UK Ireland Tunstall Healthcare said Feedback from service users has been superb with 92 satisfaction patients really do love it it is true to say that for many it has been life changing and given them the freedom to manage their condition and their lives far more effectively themselves As such Northern Ireland has taken a truly ground breaking approach putting the patient in far greater control of their health and effectively Bringing Care Home Dr Rooney continued We have seen an encouraging increase in the number of people availing of the telemonitoring service in Northern Ireland the experience and expertise gathered will be used to shape further action to improve numbers using the service and how it is provided and developed in Northern Ireland Telemonitoring is part of a new way of working part of a new approach to help people live independent lives and have greater control of their conditions and to enable health care professional to work more proactively and target resources better Health Minister Edwin Poots said Telemonitoring NI continues to grow and expand To date the service has benefited around 1 500 patients in Northern Ireland with long term conditions helping them to better manage their health Chronic diseases such as heart disease diabetes and COPD affect around three quarters of people over the age of 75 This is the generation from whom transport and mobility pose the biggest problems The Telemonitoring NI service will allow thousands to monitor their vital signs without having to leave their own homes It means that patients are able to understand and manage their condition better Many say it has improved their confidence and given them peace of mind Telemonitoring NI is an excellent example of how the Health Service can innovate using modern technology

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/news/telemonitoring-ni-ongoing-success (2016-02-11)
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  • Telemonitoring NI celebratory event | HSC Public Health Agency
    from their own home The contract for the delivery of the Telemonitoring NI service was awarded to the TF3 Consortium in March 2011 by the CCHSC The consortium works in partnership with the five health and social care trusts to deliver remote monitoring services to people across Northern Ireland To date the service has benefited around 1 500 patients in Northern Ireland with long term conditions helping them to better manage their health Dr Rooney continued Not only does Telemonitoring NI help patients manage their condition it provides healthcare professionals with information to enable them to make appropriate decisions about patient care meaning there is less need for hospital admission allowing for better use of resources Telemonitoring also helps carers by ensuring they are better informed and supported The event today will bring together delegates to review recent developments within telemonitoring services showcase the achievements of the service promote the benefits of remote monitoring and aims to encourage adoption of the telemonitoring service within the wider Heath and Social Care sector Further information Contact the PHA Corporate and Public Affairs on 028 90553663 Notes to the editor The TF3 consortium comprises Tunstall Healthcare Fold Housing Association and S3 Group In

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/news/telemonitoring-ni-celebratory-event (2016-02-11)
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  • Double Celebration as TF3 and the Telemonitoring NI Service Scoop Two Major Industry Awards | HSC Public Health Agency
    Telemonitoring strikes at the very heart of the current reform of health and social care services in Northern Ireland The Transforming Your Care review which is currently out for consultation aims to bring care closer to the patient s home avoid unnecessary hospital admissions and where appropriate get hospital patients back to their homes faster Telemonitoring will help us to do all of these things We must utilise all that technology has to offer us and continue to achieve better outcomes for patients Dr Eddie Rooney Chief executive PHA said Telemonitoring is an excellent example of how modern technology can help deliver a better service for the patient and also allow more efficient use of the healthcare professional s time and skills We are delighted to receive these awards and I would like to thank all the members of the team who work so hard to help patients gain more control over their health and improve their quality of life Jim O Donoghue Vice President Telehealth at S3 Group commented The telemonitoring service has worked so well due to the commitment of the partnership between TF3 CCHSC and the five Health and Social Care Trusts to always put the patient at the centre of what we do leading to improved health and care outcomes It s fantastic to receive such endorsement from a respected industry body and provides further evidence that large scale telemonitoring services will form a major part of the future for health services in the UK For further information on telemonitoring in Northern Ireland please visit www telemonitoringni info Further information For further media information contact the PHA Communication Office on 028 9055 3663 Notes to the editor The award of the 6 year contract was led by the Centre for Connected Health and Social Care CCHSC

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  • Poots launches £18m state-of-the-art Telemonitoring NI service | HSC Public Health Agency
    Telemonitoring NI represents a significant step towards providing quality care for the growing number of people with heart disease stroke some respiratory conditions and diabetes who want to live at home while having their conditions safely managed This new service will give people more information which combined with timely advice will enable patients to gain more control over their health while supporting them to live independently in their own homes for longer A patient will take their vital sign measurements at home usually on a daily basis and these will automatically be transmited to the Tf3 system The resulting readings are monitored centrally by a healthcare professional working in the Tf3 triage team If the patient s readings show signs of deterioration to an unacceptable level they will be contacted by phone by a nurse working in a central team and if appropriate a healthcare professional in the patient s local Trust will be alerted to enable them to take appropriate action Families and carers will also benefit from the reassurance that chronic health conditions are being closely monitored on an ongoing basis The information collected through the service can also be used by doctors nurses and patients in making decisions on how individual cases should be managed Using the service Mr Howard 71 who has emphysema a long term progressive disease of the lungs that primarily causes shortness of breath monitors his vital signs using the new technology every weekday morning The information is monitored centrally and if readings show signs of deterioration to an unacceptable level Mr Howard s local healthcare professional is alerted Taking my readings is such a simple process but one that gives me huge benefits as it is an early warning system to me and also for the specialist nurses in charge of my care Without the remote telemonitoring I would be running back and forward to the GPs surgery all the time to have things checked out he explained Having my signs monitored by a nurse means any changes in my condition are dealt with immediately and this has prevented me from being admitted to hospital in the past I ve had to spend six days in hospital any time I m admitted with a chest infection The telemonitoring is not only reassuring for me it also gives me more control over managing my own condition and as a result I have less upheaval in my life and I m less of a cost to the health care system Most importantly it gives me peace of mind and one less thing to worry about at my age Patients seeking further information about the new telemonitoring service should contact their healthcare professional Further information Contact the PHA Press Office on 028 9031 1611 NOTE THE REPORT FROM THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE AT http www publichealth hscni net publications suicide prevention protect life ministerial workshop report Notes to the editor In March 2011 the agreement of contracts for remote telemonitoring was announced by the Public

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/news/poots-launches-18m-state-art-telemonitoring-ni-service (2016-02-11)
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  • Remote monitoring technology for patients in their own homes | HSC Public Health Agency
    for longer Families and carers will also benefit from the reassurance that chronic health conditions are being closely monitored on an ongoing basis The successful bidders TF3 will provide the service that will alert care providers to any change in their patients daily readings that might mean a deterioration in their condition so that they can decide whether an intervention is necessary This represents an investment of 18million over six years in the management of long term conditions Minister for Health Michael McGimpsey said This is a wonderful achievement for the health service in Northern Ireland The pressures on our health budget over the coming years together with challenging demographic trends such as an ageing population mean that the health service is going to have to find new ways to ensure that we continue to provide a high quality service He continued With increasing numbers of people presenting with more and more complex needs and extremely high expectations of the health service we must continue to provide the highest possible standard of care There is no doubt that remote telemonitoring is a prime example of the innovation that will be required going forward The Minister went on to congratulate all those involved in bringing the contract to this point including the European Centre for Connected Health in the Public Health Agency trust staff who helped develop the service and TF3 as contract winners He said This new service will mean a better experience and better outcomes for many of our patients with earlier interventions when they have a flare up and fewer spells in hospital as a result Jon Lowe Managing Director of TF3 said The TF3 Consortium comprises Tunstall Healthcare Fold Housing Association and S3 and as the largest provider of telecare and telehealth systems in Northern Ireland and

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/news/remote-monitoring-technology-patients-their-own-homes (2016-02-11)
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    visit 5 21 05 2013 6 Telemonitoring NI an ongoing success 6 09 04 2013 7 Telemonitoring NI celebratory event 7 08 04 2013 8 Double Celebration as TF3 and the Telemonitoring NI Service Scoop Two Major Industry Awards 8 19 11 2012 9 Poots launches 18m state of the art Telemonitoring NI service 9 08 12 2011 10 Remote monitoring technology for patients in their own homes 10 18 03 2011 09 00 2011 Public Health Agency Designed and produced by the Public Health Agency Source URL http www publichealthagency org directorate nursing and allied health professions european centre connected health 1 Links 1 http www publichealthagency org directorate nursing and allied health professions european centre connected health 1 order title amp sort asc 2 http www publichealthagency org directorate nursing and allied health professions european centre connected health 1 order field published date value amp sort asc 3 http www publichealthagency org news sir lockwood smith visits telemonitoring ni centre learning visit 4 http www publichealthagency org news basque health minister visits telemonitoring ni centre learning visit 5 http www publichealthagency org news finnish health innovation team ni telemonitoring ni learning visit 6 http www publichealthagency org news

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/717 (2016-02-11)
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    2011 Public Health Agency Designed and produced by the Public Health Agency Source URL http www publichealthagency org directorate nursing and allied health professions european centre connected health publications Links 1 http www publichealthagency org sites default files directorates files PHA 20Staff 20Event 20 2010 20November 202010 ppt 2 http www publichealthagency org sites default files directorates files PHA 20workshop 20 20Connected 20health 20contribution 20to 20health 20and 20wellbeing pdf 3

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/787 (2016-02-11)
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