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ATHS - This Week in Telehealth number 51 - July 25 2016
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SFT-16  Conference News

Come to Auckland for SFT from 1-3 November 2016, and join up with two health informatics conferences plus Global Telehealth-16. One registration gives you access to all four conferences. When too much telehealth and ehealth is never enough!
Nearly 100 abstracts have been submitted to SFT, so we are guaranteed a diverse and exciting program of both scientific papers and clinical case studies. See program here 
 
Article of the Week
Edirippulige, S., and N. R. Armfield. "Education and training to support the use of clinical telehealth: A review of the literature." Journal of telemedicine and telecare (2016): 1357633X16632968.
Here’s a review on education and training in telehealth, which is important for clinician acceptance of telehealth, which is in turn very important for uptake. See article here.
Webinar: Telehealth’s Impact on the Delivery of Care in Australia

Avizia hosted a webinar on July 14th with a panel that will be well known to many of you: Tori Wade, Anthony Smith and Sisira Edirippulige. If you missed it you can see a summary or watch the whole webinar here 
International Conferences

International Society for Telemedicine & e-Health 21st International Conference 21-22 October in Channai, India is being held in conjunction with the 7th Transforming Health with IT Conference. Submission of abstracts is open: see more here.
 
The International Technology Enabled Care Conference 18-19 October in Birmingham, UK covers the home care, housing and community care sectors.  See info here
MDA National - Security and Privacy in Telehealth
One of Australia’s medical defense organisations offers a short summary of how to protect security and privacy in telehealth here:
 
ATHS Corporate Member Article From Tunstall Health Care  
 
John is 88 years of age and has chronic heart failure. Secondary problems associated with his condition include hypertension, breathlessness, fatigue and respiratory issues.

John was recommended by his clinician for the Heart Failure Service Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Health Services District telehealth trial (a research program of RBWH HFS and the University of Southern Queensland). His condition was becoming increasingly unstable and indicators such as his weight and blood pressure were often difficult to accurately monitor by phone.
A Tunstall telehealth solution was installed in John’s home, including an RTX monitor, blood pressure monitor, pulse oximeter and weight scale.
John’s clinicians found the daily telehealth interview helped to set a regular routine for John, encouraging him to be more consistent in monitoring his vital signs and symptoms each day.

By tracking John’s weight and oxygen saturation levels; the icp triage manager software was able to track changes outside of John’s set of safe parameters.
You can read John’s full story here:

 
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