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The School of Health Sciences is one of the first universities in the UK to open a Telehealth and Telecare Smart Home Facility, City TECS.
What is City TECS?
City TECS is a purpose built learning hub, designed to simulate a home environment. City TECS is equipped with the latest tele-health, tele-care, tele-medicine, tele-rehabilitation, mhealth, ehealth, ihealth and wearable technologies. City TECS is equipped with the latest technologies from leading providers in the field, such as Philips and Tunstall.
City TECS allows students and practitioners across a range of disciplines to learn how to use the latest telehealth and telecare technologies though simulated learning.
City TECS is designed for health and social care professionals to learn how to use the latest healthcare technology devices and services effectively to facilitate and maintain self-care behaviour change and support self-management in a real world environment.
The School of Health Sciences at City University London is a world-leading centre for healthcare education and applied healthcare research. As an expert provider of healthcare education we understand the importance of engaging with new technologies within the sector. The School of Health Sciences continues to be committed to investing in our students' learning experience, undertaking world-leading education and research and ultimately contributing to high-quality outcomes for patients.
About the event:
Event Chair - Professor Stanton Newman
The event will be chaired by Professor Stanton Newman, Dean, School of Health Sciences, City University London. Stan ran the largest randomised controlled trial in telehealth and telecare. He is involved in examining the barriers to and opportunities involved in the scaling up of telehealth and telecare.
About the Speakers:
Professor Paul Burstow: Paul served as the Member of Parliament for Sutton and Cheam for 18 years from 1997 to 2015. In May 2010 he was appointed Minister of State for the Department of Health and served in that position until September 2012. He now holds the position of Professor of Health and Social Care in the School of Health Sciences.
Sir Bruce Keogh KBE, FRCS, FRCP: Sir Bruce Keogh is the Medical Director of the National Health Service in England and National Medical Director of the NHS Commissioning Board.
17:15 Registration and refreshments, Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Foyer
18:00 Speech by Professor Paul Burstow
18:20 Speech by Professor Stanton Newman
18:45 Formal Opening of the City TECS facility by Sir Bruce Keogh
19:00 Food and drink reception
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When & where
5.15pm - 8.00pmWednesday 23rd March 2016