Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS): 3 Million Lives Telehealth Programme Replaced (NHS England)

Summary

NHS England has ended the “3 Million Lives” programme” devoted to the promotion of telehealth. This has been replaced by the new “Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS)” programme. Sir Bruce Keogh explains that this change signals a shift in strategic direction towards “support and practical tools to commission, procure, implement and evaluate technology enabled care services”.

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Reference

Sir Bruce calls for support for technology enabled care services programme. London: NHS England, September 23rd 2014.

Smartphone apps: NHS Kitemark

NHS England now backs a “kitemark” for approved health-related smartphone apps. This is just one of a number of new technological initiatives in the latest NHS information technology strategy (or “action framework”).

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Reference

Pym, H. (2014). NHS plans ‘kitemark’ for health apps. London: BBC Health News, November 13th 2014.

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