Case study: the Interact Home Telehealth Project


Case study: the Interact Home Telehealth Project


Katalinic O; Young A; Doolan D


Journal Of Telemedicine And Telecare




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


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.


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Katalinic O; Young A; Doolan D, “Case study: the Interact Home Telehealth Project,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed December 2, 2023,