Orientation Workshop . The presenters acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet. Acknowledgements. The Australian College of Remote and Rural Medicine (ACCRM) Department of Health and Aging NACCHO Telehealth Working Group. Telehealth Working Group .
The presenters acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet.
Telehealth Working Group
Your choice as to whether to undertake this new technology…
“… That it will ever come into general use, notwithstanding its value, I am extremely doubtful; because its beneficial application requires much time, and gives a good deal of trouble both to the patient and the practitioner; and because its whole hue and character is foreign, and opposed to all our habits and associations. ..”
John Forbes M.D., Physician to the Penzance Dispensary and Secretary of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall.
NACCHO’s current projects and team
1928. Alfred Traeger demonstrating his first pedal radio. Photo John Flynn.
1970’s -trials of video communication began
By mid 1990’s several small scale video consultation services to rural areas established - state health departments, universities. Expensive.
July 2011 – Medicare item numbers expanded
What doesn’t work so well?
At the end of September 2012 the Department of Human Services had processed 42,568 Telehealth services
There will need to be some changes to workflow for Telehealth consultations
How will you organise this?
Flowchart developed by
Practice Manager: PrashibaThavarajadeva
Montague Farm Medical Centre (Adelaide)
Lots to consider!
As a first step create a flow chart or map that can be used as a focus of team discussion to define roles and processes