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ATHS - This Week in Telehealth #94 - 28 January 2020
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This Week in Telehealth
Your regular updates from the Telehealth industry and ATHS network
At last, healthcare equality for all

Everyone deserves quality healthcare no matter where you live. Ten years ago, we had a dream to live in a country where everyone had access to high quality healthcare. Unfortunately, many remote, regional, and less mobile Australians do not have access to the same quality of healthcare as people in metro areas.  That was, until now.
 
The Visionflex ‘ProEx Telehealth Hub’ was designed to connect isolated patients to base hospitals or to a specialist/consultant to provide a higher level of care and fast diagnosis.  This reduces the need for expensive and difficult transportation for a face to face consultation.
 
With the development of the ProEx unit now complete, we are excited to deliver the first systems to the Royal Flying Doctors Service, the Australian Antarctic Division, the Alaskan Telehealth Board, NSW & QLD Health, the Justice Health Department and private clinicians around the country with many more due to roll out soon. For more information please go here.

ISfTeH Events 2020:
Digital Health Global Commons, powered by ISfTeH
19-20 March 2020
Lisbon, Portugal 
 
This new annual ISfTeH meeting will be held each year in conjunction with the Portugal eHealth Summit (organized by ISfTeH member, the Portuguese National Telehealth Center). The ISfTeH sessions and activities will be an integral part of the Portugal eHealth Summit and info will be made available on the Summit website: ehealthsummit.pt.
 
The program is being put together right now. If you are still interested in contributing to the program, contact us at info@isfteh.org. We especially welcome contributions on national/regional strategies, business models, health benefits, clinical effectiveness, capacity building and training/education, improving access to care, etc. 
 
25th ISfTeH International Conference
8-10 October 2020
Takasaki, Japan
 
This year's edition of the ISfTeH International Conference is hosted and organized by the Japanese Telemedicine & Telecare Association (JTTA, our national member in Japan) in conjunction with their 24th JTTA Annual Academic Conference.
 
More info regarding the event and abstract submission at: gc-support.jp/jtta2020.
ADHA touts success of National Digital Health Strategy, plans 2020 outlook

The Australian Digital Health Agency, the organization tasked with improving health outcomes for the country's citizens through the delivery of digital healthcare systems, has claimed "significant progress" towards the National Digital Health Strategy.

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CES 2020: The Wows and the Whys in Health Tech Innovation

Every year at CES, companies come up with promising technologies, some just merely concepts, while others just a few months from mass market release. They hold promise to advancing the digital health agenda and making patients the point of care. At this year’s CES, some 9 innovative techs wowed us like a smart scale with a twist, a gamified physical rehab therapy for stroke patients and a tricorder-like muti-functional medical Swiss knife with telemedicine possibilities. See them all at the link below.


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2020’s Digital Health Trends To Look Out For

As we welcome a new year, we’re bound to come across new developments in the field of digital health that will reshape its landscape. The Medical Futurist aims to provide useful directions to key stakeholders and digital health enthusiasts alike regarding those digital health trends that are worthy of your attention. They've created an ebook with a comprehensive list of 12 trends that are likely to take place during the year. Read about them via the link below.


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How healthcare organizations can achieve operational efficiencies

In a landscape in which healthcare costs are rising and healthcare organizations are increasingly hard-pressed to deliver value and convenience for patients, innovation (both technical and non-technical) can be an avenue for healthcare organizations to meet the needs of their patients/consumers. However, the need to innovate also places enormous pressures on CIOs and IT staff as they have to both address these needs, as well as ‘keep the lights on’ to deliver on daily operating requirements.

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In the U.S: Telehealth Program for Sexual Assault Survivors

 CoxHealth is getting almost $600,000 in federal funding to establish a telehealth program to improve care for sexual assault victims in rural Missouri.

The six-hospital health system, based in Springfield, is joining a growing number of health systems using telemedicine technology to extend the reach of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) to rural and remote hospitals and clinics. Through the platform, those specially trained nurses based at hospitals in Springfield, Branson and Monett can provide Sexual Assault Forensic Exams (SAFEs) to rural Emergency Departments.

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