Effective implementation and monitoring of telehealth and telecare in Ireland: learning from international best practice

June 2018

This document synthesises the information provided in a number of papers relating to Telecare/Telehealth commissioned by and developed for the National Disability Authority between 2014 and 2017. The papers in question were developed by researchers in Work Research Centre (WRC), the National Disability Authority and the University of Ulster, and this report has taken key learning and information from each of them to create this composite briefing paper.

This document presents learning from current systems, services and structures of telehealth / telecare provision in other jurisdictions (Northern Ireland, Scotland and Spain). As well as this, the document outlines

  • how telehealth / telecare is being integrated into the design of social care and housing (mainly by understanding telecare systems)

  • the Universal Design perspective on telecare and telehealth

  • challenges to adopting telehealth / telecare systems

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