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Telemed Austria joins the ISfTeH

Okt 2019  

Telemed Austria joins the ISfTeH global digital health network

We are pleased to welcome Telemed Austria as new national member (for Austria) 
to the ISfTeH global digital health network!
Telemed Austria is the central interest group for applied telemedicine and eHealth in Austria. The focus is on the promotion, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based and innovative solutions in telemedicine and eHealth. Telemed Austria combines findings from university research with the practical use of telemedicine applications from the medical industry.

The core focus and objectives of Telemed Austria are to make the system smarter (improving quality and access to healthcare) and to increase patient empowerment (improving citizens' health literacy and health autonomy).

Telemed Austria provides certification of companies in the field of telemedicine and eHealth. The association manages the "National Austrian Telemedicine and eHealth Registry" according to the Austrian Medical Chamber (ÖÄK - Österreichische Ärztekammer). This certification is done in collaboration with "Quality Austria GmbH", where nearly 1000 medical companies are certified per year.

This was made possible because the University of Innsbruck (and Telemed Austria President, Dr. Christof Pabinger) were involved in several worldwide and EU-wide projects dealing with registries and respective scientific projects over 20 years regarding medical devices and post market surveillance, where they reported directly to the DG Sanco at the European Commission. In this new and current regulation, registries are mandatory for a market entry and post market surveillance is intensified. More info about Telemed Austria's certification program at www.telemedaustria.at/zertifikat.

Telemed Austria also provides Continuing Education for individuals via an online "Telemedicine Expert" course.

Telemed Austria will hold its first congress in Innsbruck on May 28, 2020 and invites all ISfTeH to join them there!
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