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.
A health care system that delivers quality care to all, either in person or by telehealth.
To advocate for telehealth adoption and innovation, through collaboration with the health sector, academic institutions, government, industry and consumers.
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...
Telehealth Awareness Month 2023
October 2023 is Telehealth Awareness Month where telehealth and virtual care campaigns will be scheduled across the various states.
For a unified voice, jurisdictions are encouraged to embrace the theme of Telehealth: enabling sustainable health care – highlighting the role of telehealth in:
- Enabling equitable consumer access to high quality health services closer to home … meaning less time away from community, work and school.
- Supporting clinicians to access peer support and upskilling … to increase skill, reduce isolation and increase workforce retention.
- Enabling healthcare providers to collaborate to deliver high quality, integrated care ... regardless of where the consumer in located.
- Improving health system efficiency by optimising workforce capability to deliver care virtually … from or to any location.
- Reducing the environmental footprint of providing health care … reduced clinician and consumer travel means fuel savings and less carbon emissions.
As part of Telehealth Awareness Month, the ATHS will host an expert panel webinar to explore the theme of sustainable telehealth. Stay tuned for further details.
To promote and share your Telehealth Awareness Week activities via the ATHS eNews please contact us here
Many states are already highlighting the role of telehealth in enabling sustainable healthcare. Here is a snapshot from the WA Country Health Service 2022 Telehealth Awareness Week campaign.
ATHS has many resources available to help our members and support Telehealth education.
Here are some videos on 'What is Telehealth' and how it is used in Dermatology, Speech Therapy, Aged Care and Regional Care.
These videos are made available by the Centre of Research Excellence in Telehealth (CRE)