Office of Research Services

UTAS eHealth Virtual Research Centre Forum: Directions for eHealth Research in Tasmania

Summary

Learn about the new directions for eHealth Research in Tasmania

Start Date

15th Nov 2012 4:00pm

End Date

15th Nov 2012 6:00pm

Venue

Room 209, Social Sciences building, Sandy Bay campus (video conference to Room M209, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Newnham campus; Tutorial Room, Rural Clinical School, Burnie; other sites by request)

RSVP / Contact Information

Elizabeth.Cummings@utas.edu.au or phone 6226 7295

Directions for eHealth Research in Tasmania

Speakers: Prof. Paddy Nixon - Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research UTAS, Matthew Daly - Secretary Department of Health and Human Services, Ros Harvey - Director SenseT Project, Prof. Paulo de Souza - Office of the DVC-R, Prof. Isabelle Ellis - Acting Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery and Sponsor UTAS eHealth Virtual Research Centre, Prof. Christian Nøhr - Danish Centre for Health Informatics

Tasmania has some unique properties that make this the perfect research environment. Tasmania is already recognised as an ideal site for developing, testing and fully implementing innovative health information management and communication technology solutions. The Tasmanian population is also highly representative of the range of health, ageing and socio-economic dimensions facing contemporary Western societies looking to leverage eHealth. From a technology perspective Tasmania will also be the first Australian population with access to high-speed broadband infrastructure and services.

There is a wide range of eHealth, health informatics, m-health, health technology and related research occurring at UTAS. Many groups are involved in this research, some collaboratively and some independently. eHealth has been identified as an ideal opportunity for UTAS and individual researchers/groups to become involved in sharing of research and development, and coordination of broader collaborative research.

This Forum provides an opportunity to discuss where eHealth research opportunities exist and identify priority areas for future directions.