The CRE in Telehealth concluded in September 2019. Description of work below is not current.

Care at home is often preferred by patients, and can be seen by governments as less expensive because care by patient’s family is provided at no obvious cost. However, the real costs of home based care should look at long term challenges such as the availability of informal carers and the effect on the family budget. 

Telehealth can make a positive contribution in this setting through:

  • distance monitoring of health measures,
  • the use of safety monitoring devices, 
  • home-based rehabilitation, 
  • providing effective communication at a distance  by video-consultation.