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Work is needed on the future of telehealth care

More work needed on telehealth

Telehealth has benefits for patients with long-term conditions but despite industry excitement there are still areas of concern, argues Jeremy Wyatt

Telehealth could help those with long-term conditions but more work needs to be done into who would benefit the most.

The Whole System Demonstrators showed that, “if used correctly”, telehealth reduced death rates by 45%, NHS resource usage by 15-20% and tariff costs by 8%. With these striking results and the launch of the industry/NHS funded 3 Million Lives campaign, telehealth is steaming out of its backwater into the clinical mainstream.