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AT Bangalore 2014 final

National Issues
We have an Ageing population, limited resources

‘Care in Crisis’ report, Age UK 2014:

    • People aged over 85 years has increased by 30%
    • Day centre attendances has reduced by 49%
    • People needing care homes has increased by 20%
    • 15.4m people in UK have one or more long term condition

Dementia

    • 800k people are living with dementia
    • Number will double in 30 years

AT: clinical solutions

  • Face time /Skype
  • Tele-health monitors
  • Mobile phones apps
  • Sleep watch
  • Nan-cams
  • Virtual clinics
  • Incontinence detectors
  • Bed occupancy alarms
  • Life Line
  • Falls alarms
  • Smoke alarms
  • Carbon monoxide alarms

Legal clarity and Bottlenecks

Lack of legal clarity

  • Licensing, Accreditation
  • Registration of telemedicine services and professionals
  • Data protection, Liability, Reimbursement
  • Jurisdiction – e.g. cross border provision of telemedicine services also require legal clarification with regard to privacy
  • Broadband access, standardization
  • Information Governance issues

AT- benefits to carers reducing harm, supporting carers

  • Reassurance
  • Safety
  • Monitoring
  • Reduce travel
  • Comforting
  • Wanderers
  • Falls sensors
  • Bed wetting
  • LTC monitoring
  • Medical back up