Telehealth / The Telehealth Network
Telehealth allows GPs and other health professionals to conveniently provide services and patient consultations via video conferencing.
Rural GPs can use the Telehealth Network locally from a country location when consulting with a public health specialist to support care delivery to public health consumers. Alternatively, rural GPs can use a privately procured internet connection and a standards-based software application to link to the Digital Telehealth Network.
Other uses for the telehealth
Some of the other uses of the Digital Telehealth Network by Health include:
provision of after-hours clinical support to country health services and GPs in high demand
state-wide clinical collaboration in metropolitan health sites, Local and Country Health Networks
training and education of clinical staff.
The Telehealth Network is making a significant difference to South Australians by delivering remote clinical services closer to home.