The “Digital health: working in partnership” report on digital health from the Department of Health and Healthcare UK explores the potential gains, in terms of the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery, to be derived from telecare, telehealth, mobile healthcare and similar technologies / “digital health” services.
“Community technologies are also improving the well-being of people in nursing and residential care homes. Many of the residents in these homes suffer from dementia which makes close supervision essential in order to avoid safety concerns, especially those associated with falls, fire and wandering from the establishment. Technology and software systems are available to monitor locations of staff and residents, enabling alerts to be generated when people enter areas where risks have been identified”. (p.8)
Digital health: working in partnership. London: Department of Health / Healthcare UK, December 18th 2013.
This publication is also available from: Healthcare UK.