Telehealth top priority in Kent

Kent has the largest growing elderly population in the country. With this in mind, Kent County Council have announced that telehealth is a top priority for the region to provide digital health solutions. Kent has the benefit of a cluster of technology start-ups in the region. These are being actively supported with business loans. The focus of these new digital companies include providing secure solutions for sharing patient data with practitioners. If they succeed as hoped, they could be creating a new wave of innovative, preventative solutions, which could avoid an over reliance on residential care homes and use of geriatric wards in future. It would also save the Council purse and NHS serious money in the long run if they get the combination right.

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