ATHS - This Week in Telehealth #90 - 30 August 2019
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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.

More Speakers Announced: Researchers, Innovators, and Universities represented.

Head on over to the SFT-19 website to see an updated list of workshop presenters, oral presenters and our conference keynote speakers.

Universities and organisations from all over Australia will be represented at the conference through a range of sessions and workshops.

Highlights include

  • An Introduction to  Artificial Intelligence, presented by Brent Richards, Gold Coast Health, Griffith University, Bond University, Australia
  • Can we Deliver Evidence-Based Mental Health Interventions on a Mobile Phone? presented by Jennifer Chipps, United World Colleges, South Africa
  • Weight Loss and Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Cost-Effectively Through eHealth Coaching presented by Carl Joakim Brandt, Research Unit for General Practice, Denmark
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Telehealth Futures: Where to for Telehealth in Australia?

Join our forum to hear Professor Len Gray from the Centre for Health Services Research at UQ.  Video-consultation to specialists is now an established and growing part of routine health care delivery in rural Australia.  However, a rich array of telehealth capabilities is emerging that are under-utilised in Australia.
Wednesday, 4 September 12:30-1:30pm (lunch provided at 12pm)
Room 2007, TRI Building, PAH campus
Please also join via Zoom Video Conference using Meeting ID: 992-685-911
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

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Attend Anywhere free for Australian public hospitals

Attend Anywhere is making it’s purpose-built video consulting management tools and resources available, free-of-charge, to Australian public hospitals directly, as well as to most charities / not-for-profits.

In making this available, Attend Anywhere notes the contribution of Australian taxpayers to the development of the model for enabling mainstream video call access to established health care services.

Read Full Announcement or Go to website.

Google grants U of Sydney $1M to develop AI to prevent heart attacks

The University of Sydney’s Westmead Applied Research Centre has been awarded a $1 million grant from technology giant Google to research and develop ways artificial intelligence could be used in digital tools to reduce the risk of heart attacks.
Westmead Applied Research Centre will utilise the Google AI Impact challenge grant to create customised digital health tools that enable clinicians and health services to support more people to prevent cardiovascular disease.

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Macquarie University partners with GE, Fujitsu on AI treatment for brain aneurysms

Macquarie University and Macquarie Medical Imaging has joined partners GE Healthcare and Fujitsu Australia to research the ways artificial intelligence can help diagnose and monitor brain aneurysms on scans faster and more efficiently.

The university will provide clinical expertise for the development and testing of the technology, which is provided by GE Healthcare, while Fujitsu will lead the initiative.

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