The use of telemedicine for remote health care provision in care home settings

Research has shown that older adults who reside in care homes can experience challenges in accessing the healthcare that they need. A rapidly developing and increasingly popular method of delivering health care is videoconferencing, which has shown some promise in addressing some of these challenges.

The aim of this project was to set out a series of recommendations to help commissioners, strategic managers and care home managers assess the readiness of any given care home setting to use videoconferencing, before its introduction.

The study that underpins these recommendations has involved a literature review, a regional survey of care homes and a comparative case study of three homes. Here, data was analysed to identify the factors that enable use of videoconferencing in such settings. A broad range of factors that affect the uptake and sustainability of videoconferencing were identified, in which a readiness report highlighting recommendations has derived.

Please click here to view the full report.

This project has now produced an academic publications please click here to view.

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