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ATHS - TWIT 103 - October 20 2020
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This Week in Telehealth
This Week in Telehealth - Issue 103
Australasian Telehealth Society
SPECIAL GENERAL MEEETING 
 
You are invited to the Australasian Telehealth Society Virtual Special General Meeting  
YOU MUST BE A CURRENT ATHS FINANCIAL member  to attend
TO BECOME A FINANCIAL MEMBER OF ATHS PLEASE GO HERE 


SPECIAL GENERAL MEEETING 
Where : Via Webex
When: Friday 30 October 10.30-11.00am (ESDT)
 
Purpose of the meeting
This meeting has been called to consider two special resolutions:
To change the name of the society to the Australian Telehealth Society.
To adopt a new Constitution for the Australian Telehealth Society.
 
ATHS Special General Meeting
Meeting number: 165 224 9349
Password: aths
https://swarh.webex.com/swarh/j.php?MTID=m3702a7d1f6cc4f5ca864974c61ad504e
 
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Dial 1652249349@swarh.webex.com
You can also dial 210.4.202.4 and enter your meeting number.
 
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Special resolution/s
The following special resolution/s will be proposed at the meeting:
The members resolve that:

1.   That the name of the society be changed to the Australian Telehealth Society
2.   That the proposed Constitution attached to the notice of the meeting of the members of the Society be adopted as the Constitution of the Society

PLEASE SEE THE AGENDA HERE
Minutes from the Committee meeting that agreed to propose these changes to members.

TO BECOME A FINANCIAL MEMBER OF ATHS PLEASE GO HERE 

If you have any further questions please contact secretary@aths.org.au
Australasian Telehealth Society
AGM
SAVE THE DATE 
Financial Members of ATHS
You are invited to the Australasian Telehealth Society Virtual AGM
Where : Via Zoom 
When: Tuesday 15 December  10.30-11.15am (ESDT)
Please Save The Date and more information about he AGM will come out soon.

If you have any further questions please contact secretary@aths.org.au
 
Australian Digital Health Agency

Referring to the below and specifically page 7 published by the ADHA – Digital Health Cyber Security Centre.

This guide is for assisting healthcare organisations to assess online conferencing technology solutions. The guidance is general and relates to Information Technology (IT) security. It is not intended to be comprehensive and includes some of the benefits and implications of implementing online conferencing technologies. This guidance should not take the place of conducting other due diligence processes such as conducting risk assessments, obtaining legal advice and assessing the financial viability of vendors. As healthcare organisations adopt online conferencing technologies at an increasing rate, these systems are becoming an essential component of healthcare service delivery. Used properly, online conferencing technologies can be a trusted and valuable tool. Conversely, insecure online conferencing technologies or practices can lead to loss of confidential data.
More information here 

The University of Queensland
Australia

The University of Queensland's Centre for Online Health in collaboration with Hassell (a leading international design practice) are looking for participants to complete a survey to assess the design and space needs of hospitals in Australia.
 
We want to understand how these needs may be changing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, given the rise in health services being delivered by telehealth.

Here is the link to the survey:

  Telepractice Support
What is telepractice?
Also referred to as video or online sessions/consultations, ESSA has defined telepractice as 'the delivery of technology-based exercise and sports science services supporting wellness, prevention of health conditions, health management and performance improvement which involves the transmission of information using telecommunication technologies including but not restricted to video, telephone, mobile applications and internet.'

Here is the link to more information
SUMMARY - TELEHEALTH SERVICES DURING COVID-19

Please read the Australian Diabetes Society Telehealth Guide During COVID-19 - April 2020 Page 1 of 15 Last updated: 20 April 2020

Here is the link to the Guide
Telehealth Guidelines 2020
Occupational Therapy Australia is aware of the growing interest in using telehealth to provide Occupational Therapy services. Telehealth is the application of telecommunications technology to deliver clinical services at a distance by linking clinician to client, caregiver, or any person(s) involved in client care for the purposes of assessment, intervention, consultation and/or supervision (Mora et al 2008; RACGP, 2019). This may include telephone consultation, email and/or video conferencing for the purpose of providing timely and accessible, clinically appropriate, cost-effective and consumer centred care for clients isolated by distance or other factors (DOH n.d.-a; AOTA, 2018). 

Here is the link to more information
ATHS Committee News
The results of an international ballot on a new standard for creating quality guidelines for telehealth service have been positive, with 21 out of 22 countries voting in favour of the draft standard. This draft will now undergoing further editing and is heading for publication in early 2021. The Vice-President of the ATHS is the project lead for this work.
ATHS Membership  
Please Consider renewing your ATHS membership 
Please consider renewing your membership to remain a financial member of our society here.
Covid-19 has created a significant shift in the way the wider community views telehealth. As such, we need our members now more than ever.
The ATHS invites all of it's financial members to share their news with our network of telehealth professionals.  We believe that sharing articles and information about your work can be of value to our network.

Feel free to send any such content, and any questions, to secretary@aths.org.au.
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