Notes to editors
- For more information about WSDAN visit our WSDAN project pages.
- For further information or interviews, please contact The King’s Fund media and public relations office on 020 7307 2585, 020 7307 2632 or 020 7307 2581. An ISDN line is available for interviews on 020 7637 0185.
- The King’s Fund seeks to understand how the health system in England can be improved. Using that insight, we help shape policy, transform services and bring about behaviour change. Our work includes research, analysis, developing leaders and improving services. We also offer a wide range of resources to help everyone working in health share knowledge, learning and ideas.
- CSIP Networks take the lead in the Care Services Improvement Partnership on integration and whole systems working and supports the Department of Health on programmes relating to personalisation, prevention and partnerships including those on promoting integrated care, developing housing with care, telecare/assistive technology and better commissioning.
Telehealth is the use of a home unit to collect vital signs data about a patient and transmit it to the medical staff tracking their condition from another location via a phone-line or broadband device. This can be used to regularly monitor blood pressure or blood glucose levels for instance.
Telecare is the continuous, automatic and remote monitoring of real-time emergencies in order to manage the risks associated with independent living. It includes such technologies as fall sensors, gas shut-off devices and smoke alarms.