Digital Economy - E-Health - Pilots and Projects - Australia

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Australia - Digital Economy - E-Health - Pilots and Projects

Progress remains relatively slow and low key, but the sheer number of new e-health initiatives that have been undertaken over the last few years is significant. However, unlike the USA for instance, where e-health is driven by health insurance companies and private health care organisations, the developments in Australia are predominantly led by government initiatives.

The national broadband network (NBN) has certainly been a catalyst in kick-starting some of these initiatives, but a range of other e-health services are emerging in parallel. However most e-health services do depend on a high quality, high-speed broadband network for the distribution of these services throughout the nation.

A number of NBN and other e-health-related pilot programs commenced in 2011, some linked to the Medicare reforms, which provide health insurance coverage for selected video consults in rural and regional areas, as well as projects linked to the personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR).

This report concentrates on key developments in e-health projects in Australia. We provide an overview of trials, both publicly and privately funded, initiatives in e-health with an overview of pilot programs as well. For an overview of e-health, see separate report: Australia - Digital Economy - E-Health - Overview, Stats and Analysis.

We try to be as accurate and up-to-date as possible but while projects often get launched with much fan-fare, there is no information for projects that don't continue or are stalled.

Companies mentioned

Companies mentioned in this report include Oracle, Orion Health, Telstra, Medicare, NEC, Neuroscience Research Australia, Mater Misericordiae, GP Partners Ltd, iSOFT, Medibank, Centrelink, TelehealthNT, HealthInsite, Australian Health Information Council (AHIC), SilverChain, AARNet, Melbourne University, NICTA, CSIRO, vivdways, Access Health, HCF, Optus, Telstra.

Hot topics mentioned

Hot topics mentioned in this report include PCEHR, NBN, secure delivery, healthcare, baby-boomers, telehealth, broadband, remote diagnosis and remote video monitoring, tele-medicine, tele-health

1. Synopsis
2. E-health in the context of BuddeComm research
3. E-health projects and initiatives
3.1 Doctus - Online doctor consultations
3.2 Tele-dentistry
3.3 Large scale e-health data analysis
3.4 Austin Health and Peninsula Health
3.5 AARNet's eduroam service
3.6 AARNet new e-health initiative
3.7 Australian Health Information Council
3.8 EHR in indigenous communities
3.9 HDTV based gastrointestinal endoscopy techniques
3.10 HealthInsite
3.11 My Health Guardian -Telemonitoring
3.12 MyHospitals
3.13 NSW e-health projects electronic medication
3.14 Northern Territory leading the national e-health charge
3.15 Online health consulting
3.16 PharmaWeb online Aged Care monitoring
3.17 Queensland telehealth network
3.18 Telehealth specialists
3.19 Telehealth project launched in Western Downs
3.20 Victoria to spend $100m on e-health
3.21 WA govt invests in e-health
3.22 Telehealth trials for WA
3.23 NSW eHealth blueprint
4. Digital Regions Initiative
4.1 Overview
4.2 Funding projects
4.3 Projects
4.4 E-mergency Connect services online
4.5 E-health necessary to lower increases in health costs for baby boomers
4.6 Telehealth Centre opens at Princess Alexandra Hospital
4.7 Telehealth video consultations to 2015
5. R&D projects and initiatives
5.1 Melbourne University
5.1.1 Overview
5.1.2 3DTV delivers education using high-speed broadband
5.3.1 Eye care in the outback
5.3.2 Cutting hospital waiting times.
5.3.3 Mobile cardiac care
5.4 SeeCare IPTV platform for diabetics
6. Private initiatives
6.1 Healthshare
6.2 Smartphones in healthcare
6.3 Mobile app for the pharmaceutical industry
6.4 Hunter Nursing
6.5 e-Health in the private hospital sector
6.6 iSOFT
6.7 Fibre for greenfield projects Access Health
6.8 HCF moves into data analytics
6.9 Rural Health digital TV channel
6.10 HealthEngine
7. Telstra's e-health initiatives
7.1 Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
7.2 High Definition rural e-health services
7.3 Telstra invests in IP Health
7.4 Acquisition of healthcare software company DCA Health
7.5 Telstra invests in Fred IT Group
7.6 Aged Care offers e-health solution
8. Health insurance -
9. E-health (separate report Overview Stats and Analysis)
10. E-health (separate report on the National Broadband Network)
11. E-health (separate report on global developments)
12. Related reports
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