Swinburne taps Data61 spin-out for telehealth education

Itnews | April 15, 2019

Swinburne University will embed telehealth software in its classrooms, clinics and research centres by partnering with Data61 offshoot Coviu, the pair revealed today.Students studying a wide array of health-related courses and the wider community will now have the opportunity to become familiar with remote health delivery systems before entering practice in anticipation of wider adoption of the technology in the near future.Although health video health consultations are touted as a way to cheaply bring healthcare access to remote communities, it can be a struggle for health practitioners to connect with patients to the same extent as an in-person consultation.Academic director of Digital Health and Informatics at Swinburne, Dr Mark Merolli, said the health system needs graduates who comfortable using remote consultation technology to fully realise its capabilities. Coviu’s platform can be used in a variety of clinical and research settings, and features interactive whiteboards for image display and annotation - handy for showing patients their x-rays or scans and explaining what’s going on in them.The telehealth software is also compatible with artificial intelligence-based image analysis tools which have been involved in trials to automatically detect cancer cells or predict a patient’s range of movement.

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It’s not only industry – technical education and training are also undergoing a continuous process of change. Digitalization not only changes what we learn, but it also opens up new possibilities of how we learn. Micro learning, mobile learning and blended learning, for example, offer a more flexible, personalized and efficient approach for different styles of learning. Every person is unique, therefore, learning should be adapted to the individual needs of the learner. This is precisely why we have developed Festo Learning Experience – our digital learning portal for individual learning experiences.

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