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This Week in Telehealth November 11, 2014
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SFT-14 Conference News – 6 days to go and counting

ATHS members receive $100 discount on registration

The conference is nearly here and it is not too late; last minute registrations are still coming in. All looks set for an excellent event, combining clinical, academic and practical presentations on all aspects of telehealth. It would be great to see you in Adelaide on the 17-18 November.

See further information here.
See the full program here.  
Register here.
 
Global Telehealth 2015
Registration is now open for the Global Health 2015 conference, to be held in Toronto, Canada, on May 29-30 2015. The theme is ‘Serving the Underserved: Integrating Technology and Information for Better Healthcare’. Also this is back-to-back with the e-Health 2015 conference in the same place, ‘Making Connections’.
The call for papers is now open, and due by Dec 1st, 2014. See further information here.
 
More about Telstra and eHealth in Australia
Commentary on David Thodey’s speech about Telstra’s ambitions in health, calling it ‘bold and disruptive’. Certainly worth a look if you think that healthcare is going to just keep going on the way it is today.  See full article here.
 
Australian Telehealth Should Go Beyond Video
See this opinion about Australian telehealth by Professor Ivor Katz, consultant nephrologist in NSW. He says that the exclusive focus on real time video consultations have limited the potential of telehealth, whereas it should be part of an integrated ehealth care coordination system.  See full article here.
 
Report on the State of mHealth Apps
This is a commercial report of a survey of mHealth app developers and managers. The report is free but you will need to register.

 
How to make telehealth work:  defining telehealth processes and procedures
 
This ebook (now in its second edition) is written by ATHS committee member Dr Victoria Wade.  How to make telehealth work:  defining telehealth processes and procedures includes descriptions of the clinical processes and procedures needed to effectively set up and operate telehealth services. It also provides guidance and information on additional areas of practice, new general technical information, a section on increasing the value of clinical telehealth by bringing in education and substantial new material to the psychotherapy section.  To access this ebook please see the full text here.
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