One in Four Lives™

An industry initiative, One in Four Lives™ aims to encourage participation of industry in broadening available business models and promoting industry and government collaboration on growing Telemedicine and Telehealth in Australia – providing cheaper, faster, more efficient healthcare solutions through innovation.


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A. Maeder, N. Poultney, G. Morgan, R. Lippiatt : Patient Compliance in Home-Based Self-Care Telehealth Projects. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare2015, Vol. 21(8) 439–442

This paper presents the findings of a literature review on patient compliance in home-based self-care telehealth monitoring situations, intended to establish a knowledge base for this aspect which is often neglected alongside more conventional clinical, economic and service evaluations. A systematic search strategy led to 72 peer-reviewed published scientific papers being selected as most relevant to the topic, 58 of which appeared in the last 10 years. Patient conditions in which most evidence for compliance was found were blood pressure, heart failure and stroke, diabetes, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other respiratory diseases. In general, good compliance at the start of a study was found to drop off over time, most rapidly in the period immediately after the start. Success factors identified in the study included the extent of patient health education, telehealth system implementation style, user training and competence in system usage, active human support from the healthcare provider and maintaining strong participant motivation.

G. Morgan, R. Lippiatt, A. Maeder : Identifying Success Factors for Home-based Self-Care Systems [abstract]. In Rural Medicine Australia Conference, 22-24 October 2015, Adelaide, AUS

G. Morgan, A. Maeder, R. Lippiatt : Telehealth-enabled self-care: Realising the aspiration [abstract]. In Australian Disease Management Conference, 10-11 September 2015, Brisbane, AUS


The ‘Home Telehealth Compliance: Literature Review‘ (May 2015) paper by the University of Western Sydney can be downloaded here and we ask that you then distribute the paper or link to your own personal networks:

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Altman L, Fernando S, Holt S, Maeder A, Margelis G, Morgan G, Roche, S:
One in Four Lives – The Future of Telehealth in Australia, AIIA, Sydney, March 2014

The ‘One in Four Lives – The Future of Telehealth in Australia‘ (March 2014) white paper can be downloaded here:

Co-Chairs, One in Four Lives™

  • Gary Morgan
  • Dr. George Margelis

One in Four Lives™ Members:

  • Anywhere Healthcare, Medibank
  • Australian Information Industry Association
  • BT
  • Hills Health Solutions, Hills
  • Philips
  • Western Sydney University

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