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March 2012 Br J Cardiol 2012;19:11

Telehealth rollout to accelerate

BJCardio Staff

Abstract

In support of the campaign, the Department of Health has published findings from Whole Systems Demonstrator, a trial of telecare and telehealth services delivered to 6,000 people.  It showed a 45% reduction in mortality rates, 20% reduction in emergency admissions, 15% reduction in A&E visits, 14% reduction in elective admissions and 14% reduction in bed days. Speaking at the launch of the Strategy for UK Life Sciences in London, Mr Cameron said the aim of the new campaign is to improve three million lives over the next five years.  “This is going to make an extraordinary difference to people,” he said. “This is not just a good he

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