Towards a national approach to telehealth evaluation: the work of the Australian New Zealand Telehealth Committee

Blignault, I. and Snook, V. (1999). Towards a national approach to telehealth evaluation: the work of the Australian New Zealand Telehealth Committee. In: J. Walker, S. Whetton, M. Wise and KJ. Stark, HIC 99: Proceedings: HIC99: The National Health Informatics Conference. HIC99: the National Health Informatics Conference, Hobart, (66-72). 29-31 Aug, 1999.


Author Blignault, I.
Snook, V.
Title of paper Towards a national approach to telehealth evaluation: the work of the Australian New Zealand Telehealth Committee
Conference name HIC99: the National Health Informatics Conference
Conference location Hobart
Conference dates 29-31 Aug, 1999
Proceedings title HIC 99: Proceedings: HIC99: The National Health Informatics Conference
Place of Publication Brunswick East, Vic
Publisher Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA)
Publication Year 1999
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 0958537046
Editor J. Walker
S. Whetton
M. Wise
KJ. Stark
Start page 66
End page 72
Total pages 7
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Telehealth is a rapidly growing field, with developments in all Australian States and Territories and New Zealand. In the complex environment of the health system, strenuous efforts must be made to establish meaningful statistics and data against which the costs and benefits of new initiatives can be measured and compared with alternative approaches. Since its establishment in 1996 the Australian New Zealand Telehealth Committee has been actively engaged in developing a standard and system-wide approach to monitoring and evaluation that will meet both project and strategic needs. The Committee has developed a national telehealth evaluation framework that incorporates a standard approach to project evaluation, and conducts an annual survey of telehealth activity across Australia. In conjunction with the Department of Health and Aged Care, the Committee is currently pursuing the development and trial of a generic evaluation methodology to establish the relative clinical and cost-effectiveness of key telehealth applications. Important work is also being done in the area of data definitions, with elaboration of a telehealth data framework and development of a set of standard telehealth data definitions, and ongoing work towards a national minimum data set and performance indicators for telehealth.
Subjects E2
321204 Mental Health
Keyword strategic
telehealth
performance
national
Q-Index Code E2

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