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Associate Professor Sabe Sabesan, in collaboration with the Anton Breinl Research Centre for Health Systems Strengthening has developed a trial incorporating community telehealth monitoring in an effort to reduce potentially preventable hospitalisations for high-risk people with chronic disease. The model uses telehealth technology in regional and remote locations to provide medical supervision arrangements. This enables regular checks of basic health indicators, observations and consultation via telehealth technologies, thus avoiding the need for patients suffering with chronic disease to travel large distances to visit their treating clinicians. The researchers are also trialing telehealth solutions to discuss smoking cessation with Indigenous cancer patients and their families.