SFT-19: WE are proud to announce three of our Keynote Speakers
Assistant Secretary, Diagnostic Imaging and Pathology Branch, Australia
Presentation Topic: Medicare funding for telehealth services in Australia – future directions
Celia is responsible for providing high level policy advice and program management to support and improve access to primary care, diagnostic imaging and pathology services that are safe, cost effective and clinically effective - this also includes having oversight of Medicare- funded telehealth services.
Vice President, Clinical Operations, Mercy Virtual, USA
Presentation Topic: Setting up and operating a virtual healthcare service
As part of the Mercy Virtual team, Mark Saxon is responsible for all Mercy Virtual services, overseeing operational leaders and working in tandem with clinical counterparts in support of one team as Mercy Virtual continues to grow.
PROFESSOR ROBERTO UMPIERRE Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Presentation Topic: Tackling OPD waitlists with teleconsultations – experience in Brazil
Roberto was a consultant to United Nations for Primary Health Care (PHC) in 2005 and Coordinator of PHC in the Municipality of Charqueadas (2005-2007). He is currently a professor in the Department of Social Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.
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Indigenous telehealth services join forces
UQ’s Centre for Online Health (COH) has united its telehealth efforts to provide better health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
COH Director Professor Anthony Smith is leading several major telehealth research projects, providing remote communities in Queensland with improved access to specialist services for common medical conditions such as ear diseases, diabetes and dementia. Read More
Is telehealth finally starting to gain traction?
Thanks to video conferencing, onerous trips to the hospital to seek medical advice may be drawing to a close.
In the first full year of service, the telehealth program of Royal Melbourne Hospital facilitated over 800 telehealth consultations. In 2019, it’s estimated to reach about 2,000. Exponential growth is expected in the coming years.
It’s part of the coming of age of telehealth, the use of technology to access health care remotely.
Telehealth can drive efficiencies, cut costs and make life much more convenient for both patients and health professionals. In a country with an ageing population sparsely distributed across a vast continent, the business case for it is clear-cut.
So why has the endlessly heralded telehealth revolution never quite arrived? Read more
Healthcare In Estonia: Where Grandmas Go For Genetic Data
Imagine a country where citizens will have their genetic profiles integrated into the digital health system with individual risk scores and pharmacogenomic information, so when they go to the doctor, they will get fully personalized, genetic risk-based diagnosis, medication, and preventive measures. That’s where healthcare in Estonia will arrive soon. Read more.
Digital Health Technologies Bring Change To The World Of Autism
People living with autism [...] could experience great difficulties in social situations, have anxieties, fears, phobias, or sensory sensitivities. On the other hand, they could be on good terms with technologies: social stories apps can navigate them in difficult situations, virtual and augmented reality can offer a safe space for them to exercise, and artificial intelligence helps in early detection. Read more.