Implementing cardiac telerehabilitation in practice

Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (exCR) saves lives but participation in current programs is very low in regional areas.

We developed a technology solution that delivers exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation to people in almost any geographic location, but the program is only available in research trials. We’re working with health providers & people with heart disease to translate our program into clinical practice, so more people can experience the life-changing benefits of exercise rehabilitation.

Academic partners: Deakin University (lead), Federation University
Healthcare partners: Ballarat Health Services, Barwon Health, East Grampians Health Service, Stawell Regional Health.

Relevance to CRE: promoting translation of evidence-based digital interventions.


Western Alliance WA-844841

“Identifying barriers, facilitators and strategies for implementing cardiac tele- rehabilitation to address access inequalities in Western Victoria.”


Project Team Members

CRE members: Ralph Maddison, Shariful Islam

Other: Matthew Wallen (Flinders University); Fergal Grace
(Federation University), Luke Evans (Ballarat Health Services),
John Amerena (Barwon Health), Susie Cartledge (Monash University)


Brief description on funder website here.

Jonathan Rawstorn

Dr Rawstorn’s research broadly explores the use of mobile and web technologies to promote and support healthy lifestyle behaviour change,...

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