Department of Health and Ageing
The Centre for Online Health provided expert advice and options regarding a broad range of telehealth implementations for the Australian Government’s Department of Health and Ageing.
We assessed telehealth activities throughout Australia and reviewed the use of telehealth internationally.
Two national reports were produced, coinciding with the introduction of new Medicare item numbers for video consultations in 2011.
- Telehealth Assessment Report – providing background information for a broad range of telehealth implementations, including video-conferencing.
- Telehealth Business, Advice and Options Report – presenting business requirements and technical advice for the implementation of teleconsultations.
These reports provide a strong foundation for planning a telehealth service that is technically sound, clinically effective, economically viable and sustainable.