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Welcome to the Australian Telehealth Society

The ATHS was formed in 2008, with a vision to deliver a united ‘voice’ for telehealth advancement and covering a broad range of domains including the health sector, academic institutions, government and industry partners. Our society has a membership representing all states and territories in Australia.

While the society is still relatively young, we have already established an impressive track record by drafting various telehealth strategy documents, hosting the inaugural Global Telehealth conference in Perth during 2010 and co-hosting the Successes and Failures in Telehealth Conferences in 2011,2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 … Read More

SFT- 22 will be held in Brisbane from the 9-11 November 2022. 

The 2021 Successes and Failures in Telehealth conference (SFT-21) was held in November 2021 – virtually engaging 147 delegates from all around Australia and overseas, including Japan, China and South Africa.  The three day conference program delivered workshops on research methods (biostats) in telehealth and practical steps in setting up your telehealth service; and over 65 oral and poster presentations.  Topics included palliative care, allied health services, mental health, telerehabilitation, sustainability and planning, remote monitoring and telehealth adoption strategies.  On the first day, an industry panel session was held with key representatives from UQ, Queensland Health, Pexip, Visionflex and MyEmergencyDr. Industry panellists opened the main conference program with a frank conversation about making telehealth BAU (business as usual), and words of wisdom focussing on the promising future of telehealth.  What was clear during SFT-21 was the vast amount of telehealth experience around the country, the effort around change management, and the genuine desire to redesign and plan more patient-centric services. Telehealth is here to stay

A selection of short papers from SFT-21 have been published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare.  These are available for download from:

The presentations were all delivered online with excellent background support provided by Iceberg Events and Onevision. Dates for SFT-22 have been announced. Mark these in your diaries, and get ready for early-bird registration deals:

The ATHS and the Centre for Online Health would like to thank the following sponsors and supporters for their involvement in SFT-21: Pexip (Gold Sponsor), Visionflex, MyEmergencyDr, Telstra Health, Queensland Health, The University of Queensland, and Coviu (supporter). We also thank Iceberg Events and Onevision for their support.

Prof Anthony Smith (Director, UQ Centre for Online Health) and Kim Ford (ATHS President) Co-chairs, Successes and Failures in Telehealth Conference

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