I2I-4-Telehealth is a practical guide for knowledge translation for telehealth. 

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I2I-4-Telehealth stands for Innovation to Implementation for Telehealth. It is a 7-step tool to use knowledge translation activities to plan changes associated with a telehealth innovation. It is an action-oriented tool and does not assume any background in science or theoretical knowledge translation models.

Translating knowledge into practice involves change for individuals and organisations and often works best when bringing a wide range of participants to the planning table. This guide, created by members of the CRE in Telehealth Research team, aims to help you plan your move from innovation to implementation, including thinking about who are the key players to involve.

The seven steps are:

1.      State the purpose of your knowledge translation plan

2.      Select an innovation

3.      Specify key players and actions

4.      Identify agents of change

5.      Design your knowledge translation plan

6.      Implement the plan

7.      Evaluate

The I2I approach was originally developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada in a resource first published in 2012 and revised in 2014 -  Innovation to Implementation: A Practical Guide to Knowledge Translation in Health CareThe approach was adapted for the Australian setting and used in dementia and aged care (I2I-A) by the Dementia Collaborative Research Centres, Australia - Goodenough B, Young M. (2014)Innovation to Implementation - Australia: A Practical Guide to Knowledge Translation in Health Care (with examples from aged care and dementia). I2I-4-Telehealth builds on the Australian adaptation.

To cite this work please use the following citation:

Theodoros, D., Hill, A., Hartley, N., Martin-Khan, M., Bird, D., Russell, T., Goodenough, B., & Gillespie, N. (2016). Innovation to Implementation for Telehealth: A Practical Guide to Knowledge Translation in Telehealth. CRE in Telehealth, Australia. www.cretelehealth.org.au

Requests and inquiries: please email the CRE Program Manager on info.cretelehealth@uq.edu.au


The CRE is also looking at the business processes of telehealth, such as the implementation of telehealth in RACFs and developing trust development in telemedicine.

The Teledermatology team is focusing on the use of store-and-forward to provide teledermatology services, and are exploring the following: 

The CRE is also developing the evaluation of telehealth in a cost-benefit framework

A Needs-based Planning Framework for Telemedicine Services

This Needs-based Planning Framework for Telemedicine Services aims to provide direction and guidance to assess the health services needed in a community prior to the implementation of a telemedicine service.

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To cite this work please use the following citation:

AlDossary S, Armfield NR, Smith AC, MartinKhan MG. (2019). A Needs-based Planning Framework for Telemedicine Services: A Practical Guide. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence in Telehealth; Centre for Online Health at the Centre for Health Services Research, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Australia. www.coh.centre.uq.edu.au.

For requests and inquiries please email the Centre for Health Services Research on chsr@uq.edu.au who will direct your enquiry.