‘Ready, Steady, Go’ Telehealth Implementation Toolkit
The RICHARD project has collaborated with the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care for South Yorkshire (CLAHRC SY) to launch a new toolkit to help organisations implement telehealth successfully. CLAHRC SY is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the research arm of the UK’s National Health Service.
There has been much interest in the development of telehealth but few services have become mainstream. Those who have tried it soon realise it is a complex intervention that is difficult to get right. In part this may explain the mixed evidence base that points towards some deployments being successful while others have failed.
The Ready Steady Go toolkit provides a framework that can be followed by organisations as they incorporate telehealth, and which should provide a supportive environment in which telehealth can flourish. Based on extensive experience, and a systematic review of the literature, the toolkit has been validated by international colleagues from the RICHARD project and CLAHRC.
Anyone involved in the delivery of a telehealth programme should find value in this toolkit. For those new to telehealth it provides a detailed account of steps that should be covered, and provides insight into common mistakes and ways in which progress can be monitored. For those with more experience, benefit could still be derived as it may provide new insights into certain aspects of service implementation along with a clear over-riding framework that can assist in ensuring all aspects of the programme are managed effectively.
The ‘Ready, Steady, Go’ Toolkit Executive Summary can be downloaded here:Ready Steady Go telehealth implementation toolkit - Executive Summary
To download the full version of the toolkit please register at the following website:http://clahrc-sy.nihr.ac.uk/toolkit-form.html