Prove your hypothesis

Wynchank, Sinclair ; Van Dyk, Liezl ; Fortuin, Jill (2011-09)

Conference Theme: Prove your hypothesis

2nd South African Telemedicine and eHealth Conference & 16th ISfTeH Conference

Held in Cape Town, South Africa, 14-15 September 2011


The Southern African Telemedicine conference has extended its reach in 2011 and now includes eHealth and other relevant areas such as e-Learning, mHealth and innovation. Our partner, ISFTeH, is also hosting its 16th International Telemedicine & eHealth Conference with its SA partners this year. This year’s conference is significant as not only does it have important academic components, but it also has a very strong presence from the government. The government’s role is extremely important as it guides all stakeholders and role players in the future direction of Telemedicine and eHealth. The academic component of the conference ties in closely with the theme ‘prove your hypothesis’. Prove your hypothesis relates to the presentations of research findings in the area of Telemedicine & eHealth. A stringent peer review process was followed and the conference proceeding includes quality abstracts based on sound research methodologies. The research presented in this conference is very valuable as it informs the next stage of the process in solidifying the Telemedicine & mHealth; eHealth environment, which is policy development. South Africans can now look forward to policy development in telemedicine, which will help to move from research to sustainable solutions that will help to ensure that healthcare is delivered in an efficient, effective manner.

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