While Unions Whine About Pensions and Change, the USA Shows How Modern Healthcare Should Be Done [UK]

Julie Manning | Daily Mail | January 19, 2012

...The expert health and technology think tank 2020health has analysed the experience of the VHA and today publishes its report on Telehealth: What can the NHS learn from experience at the US Veterans Health Administration? to coincide with this government's launch in Parliament at lunchtime of it's own '3 million lives' Telehealth strategy.

But while the government has realised that adopting telehealth is essential if we are to improve quality and reduce costs of care, the main headline in the papers today is of more carping from the health unions over pay, pensions and the Health Bill (self-interest), not the need to transform the quality of patient care (public interest)...