HSRAANZ Webinar – Understanding the potential of telehealth for people in remote locations

Wednesday 22nd February 2017
9.30-10.30am WA; 11.30 – 12.30pm Queensland; 12.30-1.30pm NSW, Victoria, ACT; 12.00-1.00pm SA; 2.30-3.30pm New Zealand

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The use of telehealth to support patients living in remote areas is gaining much interest in the Australian health sector. In the right circumstances, telehealth can save people having to travel extensive distances to access specialist health services. This is especially important for people living in rural and remote areas of the country, and for people who have difficulty travelling away from home. This presentation will give an overview of a range of telehealth projects led by the University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health (COH). Over time, most projects have been successfully translated from a research idea into routine service delivery in Queensland. Critical steps in establishing these projects will be discussed, as well as key research findings, challenges and lessons learnt.

Associate Professor Anthony Smith

Dr Anthony Smith is an Associate Professor and Director of the University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health. He also has an Adjunct Professor appointment at the University of Southern Denmark's Centre of Innovative Medical Technology. Dr Smith has more than 16 years of research experience based on investigations of new telehealth applications for the benefit of clinicians and patients in regional and remote areas of Queensland. In 2013, Anthony began a role as chief investigator for the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Telehealth, where he leads two major themes of work involving telehealth applications in small remote communities and Indigenous communities. Anthony is the scientific committee chair for the International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth (SFT); and past-President of the Australasian Telehealth Society (ATHS). His frequent work in rural and remote areas of Queensland provides him ample motivation for healthcare innovation and use of telehealth – with the ultimate aim of giving people living in underserved locations, convenient and fairer access to specialist healthcare.

Useful links:
Centre for Online Health: https://coh.centre.uq.edu.au/
Centre of Research Excellence in Telehealth: http://www.cretelehealth.org.au/
Successes and Failures in Telehealth Conference: http://www.sftconference.com
Australasian Telehealth Society: http://www.aths.org.au/
Associate Professor Anthony Smith: http://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/1081
Webinar Instructions
Instructions - After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar – a link and an ID number.

You do not need an account with Zoom to join a meeting. But please note that some organisations block access to Zoom so you may want to check in advance that you are able to download the software and contact your IT team if you have any problems.

You can join via the web on your PC, I phone or I Pad or by phone:
Australia: +61 (0) 2 8015 2088; New Zealand: +64 (0) 9 801 1188.

As a delegate you will be able to hear the presenter and view their slides on your computer. You will not be able to speak but you will be able to use the Q and A (a Q and A button will be visible) to type questions which can be relayed to the speaker.