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“2020health is an important and thoughtful contributor to the health debate”

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

The Guardian How can we maximise the benefits of telehealth for patients across the UK?

Technology-enabled integrated care is working well for many health organisations, helping patients stay in their own homes

The respected health thinktank 2020health recently published the findings of its own study of a telehealth hub pilot in Yorkshire. There it found that telehealth-enabled care co-ordination can reduce hospital admissions, provide care at home and improve patient outcomes.

It noted that for every 100 patients being telemonitored, 10 hospital admissions are averted each month – that's up to £2,000 saved per averted admission, representing a return on investment of 48%. Thirty of our own studies have found similar benefits.