ATHS - This Week in Telehealth #89 - 9 August 2019
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This Week in Telehealth
Issue #89
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Telehealth a game changer: closing the gap in remote Aboriginal communities

'Telehealth is a “game changer” for the provision of health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia.'

For more than 15 years, we have been engaging with Indigenous communities throughout Queensland, to plan and establish telehealth services for a range of clinical disciplines, including diabetes, ear, nose and throat, and aged care.

Telehealth is contributing to positive changes in our health system and this is evidenced in our recent studies highlighting the value of telehealth for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Australian Medical Association assesses My Health Record's success so far

The Australian Medical Association federal president Dr. Tony Bartone touted the success of the country’s electronic health record platform, My Health Record, during a speech for the National Press Club on Wednesday, but stressed the need for more patient data in those records.  

While Dr. Bartone noted that almost all (90%) of Australians have an account, the number of participants is equaled in importance by the information contained in those records.

"At the moment, there's just not the information being shared between all parts of the system in a meaningful manner to allow utility (between doctors)," he said during a Q&A session at the National Press Club.

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Why Don’t Digital Health Investors Finance Solutions To Tough Medical Issues?

Why did activity trackers flood the digital health market, while there’s barely a company dealing with menopause, arthritis, or rare diseases? How do digital health investors decide when it comes to funding a new project, and what are the specific factors to take into account in relation to the healthcare market?

We looked around what could scare off financiers from funding tough medical issues, and have a suggestion on how to bring forward solutions for marginalized health problems. 

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