Case study: the Interact Home Telehealth Project

Title

Case study: the Interact Home Telehealth Project

Creator

Katalinic O; Young A; Doolan D

Publisher

Journal Of Telemedicine And Telecare

Date

2013

Subject

adolescent; Child; Female; Humans; infant; Male; Young Adult; home care services; Pediatrics; Adult; Attitude of Health Personnel; New South Wales; Aged; Middle Aged; Pilot Projects; Patient Satisfaction; Telemedicine; Computers; Palliative Care; Preschool; Brain Injuries; Monitoring; health promotion; Stroke; Ambulatory; Handheld

Description

Two home telehealth technologies (the Intel Health Guide and the Apple iPad) were trialled by four clinical services of the Hunter New England Local Health District. The iPad was selected by the Paediatric Palliative Care Service, the Stroke Service and the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service. The Intel Health Guide was selected by the Cardiac Coaching Service. The telehealth devices were loaned to a total of 102 patients for different lengths of time, depending on clinical needs, but typically for about 3 months. A total of 42 clinicians were involved. During the trial, 16 technical problems were recorded and resolved, most concerning problems with connectivity. Nonetheless, the use of home telehealth technologies was positively received by clinicians, management and patients alike. Telehealth is now being integrated into the standard practices of the health district.
2013-10

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

418-424

Issue

7

Volume

19

Citation

Katalinic O; Young A; Doolan D, “Case study: the Interact Home Telehealth Project,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 26, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14681.

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