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Why is centrally managed clinical triage the only way forward for telehealth?

Teleheath Solution LTD

It seems that there is no consensus of opinion when it comes to the viability of telehealth as a means to meet the challenge of the massive cost-savings required for the NHS while maintaining or improving quality of care.
Those studies that conclude that quality of care is improved, working practices made more efficient and patient satisfaction is met cannot point to significant cost savings. The headline results of the WSD published in December 2011 were extremely encouraging, and two of the five studies fully published have similarly confirmed that telehealth is generally good for patients. The study specifically examining cost savings will be published soon but is in danger of being out of date as the capital cost of telehealth has reduced significantly in the past three years with the advancement of smart technology.

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Published:  Oct 02, 2012
Length:  2
Type:  White Paper
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healthcare management