WSD results for telehealth demonstrate telehealth can deliver reduction in A&E visits, emergency admissions, elective admissions, bed days and tariff costs.
To be successful, 3millionlives needs active support across health and social care including health and social care practitioner's, commissioners, service delivery organisations, technology suppliers, and patient and service-user groups . By getting involved with 3millionlives, you will be facilitating a major change that will impact not only on an individual's ability to improve their health and quality of life, but also on the delivery of health and social care services faced with increased demand from an ageing population.
At the recent NHS Innovations Expo, 3millionlives featured a summary of the potential cost savings that CCG's could achieve based on one of the key findings from the Whole System Demonstrators (WSD's) - a 20% reduction in emergency admissions.
Health and Social Care organisations considering commissioning a Telehealth, Telecare or Telecoaching service at scale will need to ensure the elements of service, technology, quality and commercial processes integrate to provide a safe, cost effective, and patient centric offering. This paper details the basic requirements of such a service, all of which must be included in any scalable and sustainable mainstream technology enabled service, including telehealth, telecare or telecoaching.