Implementing telehealth as core business in health services

Sabe Sabesan and Jenny Kelly
Med J Aust 2015; 202 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja14.01021
Published online: 16 March 2015

The many benefits for the rural sector suggest it is time to integrate telehealth models into routine clinical practice

The uptake of telehealth in Australia has been increasing steadily, but continued uptake relies on clinical champions. Australian telehealth models cover a wide range of medical specialties and subspecialties.1 However, most telehealth services in Australia are currently optional, which acts as a barrier to the growth and uptake of these models.

  • Townsville Hospital, Townsville, QLD.

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