The emergence of telehealth is widely regarded as an innovative approach to delivering services and improving access to healthcare for people living in rural and remote areas.

It is important to recognise and acknowledge further innovation in the application of this rapidly maturing and dynamic area of technology enabled healthcare.

As technology continues to influence and improve the way we deliver health services, there is great value in recognising the efforts of those who apply it in new and innovative ways. Telehealth has improved access to healthcare for many people who previously faced a significant burden of travel and time away from home. Today’s innovations are likely to become the accepted way we deliver healthcare if given the acknowledgement they deserve.

This award aims to reward the contributions of innovators leading the way toward a future state of true patient centred healthcare.


Submissions are invited from state and local governments, health agencies, non-government, not-for-profit and private sector organisations.

Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations on behalf of other people are accepted with their consent.

All nominees are required to register to attend the conference for at least the day of their presentation.

Click here for more information about conference registration.


Nominees are required to submit an abstract via the online submission portal and present their work at the conference as a 15 minute oral presentation or ePoster display.

Click here for more information about submitting an abstract and to download the submission template.

Submissions close 31st August 2016.


Presentations will be judged by the Conference Program Committee at the conference using the following criteria.

  • Quality of Presentation
  • Innovative Practice: introduces new, original, creative ideas & practices
  • The service model presented advances Telehealth and is patient centred
  • Significance of contribution
  • Evidenced Based Practice: integration of individual clinical expertise with best available research evidence.


The winner of the innovation in telehealth award will receive an Apple iPad Air 2.

The recipient will be announced during the closing plenary at the conference on Thursday 6th October 2016.


Should you have any questions regarding the award or your submission contact the conference secretariat on:

+61 3 6231 2999 or