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This Week in Telehealth
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SFT-14 Second Keynote Speaker announced

Professor Gordon Peterkin, Director of Kithstone Consulting and former Director of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth
SFT-14 Conference News

ABSTRACTS: The closing date for abstracts is Monday 30th June, 2014.
http://event.icebergevents.com.au/sft-2014/call-for-abstracts

SFT is calling for two types of abstracts:

1.   Research: Continuing the great tradition of SFT we want to hear about difficulties and the problems as well as the successes and triumphs.

2. Clinical: This year we are particularly inviting clinicians to submit presentations about their services. We want to hear about your work in developing and delivering telehealth services. These presentations can have more of a descriptive or opinion component, as well as being easier to write than a research report!

However, both types of abstracts are due on June 30th, so do race off to your desk and starting writing.

We encourage everyone to get involved and to submit their abstracts by the due date.    
SFT-14 Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities for your business are limited, but still available: http://event.icebergevents.com.au/sft-2014/sponsorship-opportunities
Please download the brochure and take advantage of this opportunity for your business.
Health App for Multicultural Patients
 
Here is a great new app developed in New Zealand, which improves the way patients with limited English and health care providers can talk to each other, making it easier to communicate in situations where interpreters are not readily available.
http://bit.ly/1lzQuim
 
Large Scale Roll Out of Telehealth in Scotland
 
Home telehealth for people with chronic illness is set to be introduced to 300,000 households in Scotland over the next two years, following a trial showing a 70% reduction in hospital admissions. Editor’s Comment: Their hearts are obviously in the right place but I’d regard 300,000 households in two years to be a very courageous target.
 
http://bit.ly/1kEcngD
 
Three Take-Away Messages from the American Telemedicine Association Conference
 
1. Telehealth is past the tipping point in terms of growing and scaling up in multiple industry segments.
2. Mobile bandwidth is now sufficiently ubiquitous and of adequate quality to be used for health.
3. The reimbursement issue is increasingly being recognised and dealt with.
http://bit.ly/1ltJSUe
 
If you would like to share some information with your ATHS colleagues by submitting an entry into This Week in Telehealth please email Dr Tori Wade:  victoria.wade@adelaide.edu.au.
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