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ATHS - This Week in Telehealth number 50 - June 28 2016
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SFT-16 Abstracts Extended: Now due Monday 4th July

Have you submitted your abstract for SFT?  This is the last week before close of abstracts– be part of the action in NZ this year.  Submit either a Scientific Paper, or a Clinical Case Study or Report.  We want to hear about your telehealth service so here is your opportunity.  A selection of abstracts may be eligible for publication as short papers in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare.  For more information or to submit go here .
Article of the Week

Wade, Victoria A., et al. "Transitioning a home telehealth project into a sustainable, large-scale service: a qualitative study." BMC health services research 16.1 (2016): 1.
This is one of my own recent publications (there has to be at least one benefit from editing this newsletter!). It contains further development of my model of the sustainable uptake and implementation of telehealth services; in particular, how an enthusiastic group can tackle this issue with minimal resources. See article here.
US Veteran’s Health Administration (VHA) Digital and Mobile Strategy

See a video here of Drs Randy Petzel and Kathleen Frisbee discussing the value of digital health within a fully integrated model of care. The VHA already has the world’s largest telehealth service, and now they are looking at the benefits of full integration.
Global Telehealth 2016 

Global Telehealth 2016 is one of the “Four Conferences in One” in Auckland this year. The deadline for submissions (27th June) has passed but if you have a complete article ready to go, and still wish to submit to this conference and for possible publication in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics,then contact Anthony Maeder straight away on Anthony.maeder@flinders.edu.au to discuss a short extension.
Where now for Telehealth in the NHS?

Here’s an article with an update on telehealth action in the UK. Whilst some good results on reducing hospital admissions from aged care are reported, primary care is still largely using the telephone, with little uptake of email or video consultations. Article is here.
Upcoming Conferences

Chronic Disease Management Summit  2016; 19-20 July, at Rydges Sydney Central. I mention it here because there is a lot of e-health in the program, indicating how this is becoming more and more important to CDM. More info here  
Upcoming Conferences

Malaysia Telemedicine Conference. Organised by Monash University Malaysia,16-18 August 2016, at the Swan Convention Centre - Sunway Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur. More info here
 
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