Successes and failures in telehealth on the Gold Coast

The 19th annual Successes and Failures in Telehealth (SFT-19) conference is being held later this month on the Gold Coast, organised by the University of Queensland's Centre for Online Health in conjunction with the Australasian Telehealth Society.

There will be a series of workshops on the first day covering the fundamentals of telehealth, conducting economic evaluations for telehealth services and an introduction to artificial intelligence, presented by director of critical care research at Gold Coast University Hospital Brent Richards.

The main conference kicks off on Tuesday, with a plenary session on the implementation of a system-wide virtual care centre featuring Mark Saxon of Mercy Virtual in the US.

Telehealth expert and geriatrician Len Gray, the director of the Centre for Health Services Research (CHSR) at the University of Queensland, will discuss the state of telehealth in Australia and whether there was a need for changes in policy.

Roland Balodis, director of general practice with the Department of Health's Medicare Reviews Unit, will talk about the future directors of Medicare funding for telehealth services in Australia.

Session topics include mHealth applications, community-based telehealth, paediatrics, speciality services including telehealth for dentistry, substance abuse and maternal health, allied health, home care and remote monitoring, and chronic disease and diabetes.

Successes and Failures in Telehealth will be held at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort on the Gold Coast from October 21 to 23. It is being held in association with the ATHS's annual meeting.

Registrations are open now.

Posted in Movers and shakers

Tags: Telehealth, SFT-19

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