Sustainability--the Holy Grail of telehealth?

  title={Sustainability--the Holy Grail of telehealth?},
  author={Trevor Cradduck},
  journal={Journal of telemedicine and telecare},
  volume={8 Suppl 3},
The sustainability of a telehealth programme is one measure of its success. However, the term 'sustainable telehealth' has almost become an oxymoron. Many telehealth programmes are initiated in good faith and are based upon well founded principles. Unfortunately, the initial funding cycle is rarely long enough to enable the programme to reach maturity and become integrated into the health-care system. Telehealth does not critically depend on technology; change management is much more important… CONTINUE READING