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Better access to specialist services

Online video consulting is a new way forward for rural health that’s dispensing with the need for people to travel long distances. By Susan Currie Residents of remote, regional and rural Australia all must factor in the tyranny of distance ...

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Keep using the tablets

Being connected to a doctor or nurse via a mobile device is a boon, especially for those who want to live away from cities. By Gary Denman Pull words: Bluetooth-enabled ECG devices connected to a tablet device for example, can ...

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Spreading healthcare around the nation

Nurses are the very important 'glue' that holds together the delivery of services using telehealth. By David Allen With rapid growth in the use of technology and communication systems including the internet, the application of that to healthcare is inevitable. ...

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Distance no longer a barrier

Elderly people and their carers are finding it much easier to use telehealth consultations, especially in remote areas. By Lara Caughey Technology Three Queensland aged care services are a driving force behind the introduction of telehealth into rural communities, helping ...

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Click where it hurts

The adoption of video-conferencing technology for patient consultations in Australia is at a tipping point. For the first time, national standards and clinical guidelines for the use of telehealth by nurses and midwives will be available from next year; a ...

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News in brief

Pregnant women sought for autism research Expectant mothers who already have an autistic child are being sought for a study by the Autism Research Team at Western Australia’s Telethon Institute of Child Health Research. Associate Professor Andrew Whitehouse at the ...

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