Telehealth

New emergency centre in Outback SA with high tech telehealth open

March saw the opening of Australia’s first remote emergency telehealth centre, in SA’s Outback. The hub harnesses technology and digital innovation – backed by the Royal Flying Doctors Service, to connect patients with healthcare professionals for diagnoses and consultation. So how is technology changing the landscape of rural and remote health services?  Image: Image supplied …

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Calls for Increased TeleHealth Services in Regional and Remote Communities

As regional Australians continue to struggle with accessing quality healthcare, experts are urging providers to meet the rising demands for telehealth mental health services. Approximately 28% of Australia’s population live and work in geographically remote locations, with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reporting higher rates of hospitalisation, death, and injury as well as …

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