Health innovation: Changing the way we look at healthcare

27 Nov 2019

Professor Anthony SmithProfessor Anthony Smith was recently interviewed as part of a news story with Advance Queensland. Below is an excerpt from the article:

While telehealth is not a new concept, the uptake has been slow in Australia — something Professor Smith has devoted his career to changing within Queensland.

“Telehealth can help with the provision of a service in a timely manner and it reduces the need for travel. It’s such a valuable method for supporting clinicians in rural and remote areas and may also assist with earlier diagnosis and/or clinical decisions during emergency or acute presentations,” Professor Smith said.

“Telehealth also improves responsiveness of services, especially in cases where patients would normally have to travel large distances to see a specialist.

Read the full article.