The United4Health programme has provided patients living with diabetes, COPD or heart failure a central role in the management of their condition. Through home-based monitoring of a patient’s health and wellbeing, this enabled earlier detection of worsening health, supporting self management and early treatment that helped avoid hospitalisation and/or early discharge from hospital for patients who could be monitored at home during recovery.
The three-year United4Health project involved people living in Lanarkshire, Ayrshire & Arran and Greater Glasgow and Clyde (East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire). It aimed to demonstrate that ICT solutions for the management of people living with long-term conditions in home settings, deployed at scale, can support the delivery of integrated care for patients, their relatives and other informal carers, and healthcare professionals.
For more information see the United4Health website.
Programme Manager; Michelle Brogan, NHS24 Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare
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