Can Technology Save the NHS?  

Rosemary Kay represented the eHealth Cluster and the Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care project at a Business Cloud ‘Can Technology Save the NHS’ event in Chorley this week. 

Online technology magazine, Business Cloud invited our project lead, Rosemary Kay, along to talk to conference attendees about how telehealth devices like those used in the Liverpool 5G health and Social Care trial can help to free up valuable time and resources for care services looking after people living with long-term health conditions.

Rosemary discussed how Liverpool are addressing the problem of providing connectivity to people’s homes and the important role that social care services play in using technology to enable people to remain independent in their own homes and avoid hospital admissions.

The new technologies we’re trailing are supported by 5G technology, which means the IoT devices and apps that we are using face fewer issues with connectivity or the amount of data they can support, as 5G technology is more reliable than existing technologies, faster and better at supporting telehealth applications that process a lot of data or use video.

The conference attracted professionals from the social sector and health/technology experts from local government, commercial health care IoT providers, tech companies and NHS Trusts.