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14 September 2023

Telehealth carts roll out across WA aged care facilities

Telehealth equipment vendor Visionflex is rolling out its telehealth carts to 75 residential aged care facilities in Western Australia over…
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13 June 2023

Wesfarmers Health to buy InstantScripts for $135m

ASX-listed conglomerate Wesfarmers has agreed to buy digital health business InstantScripts for $135 million, adding the telehealth firm to the…
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1 June 2023

Medical Board rules out asynchronous prescribing except by usual doctor

Doctors should not prescribe medications or “provide healthcare” to patients without a real-time direct consultation, whether in person or by…
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29 May 2023

Medical Board to red light telehealth prescribing without prior consult: report

The Medical Board of Australia is expected to issue a final rule this week on its recommendation against online prescribing…
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19 April 2023

Digital front door to primary care rolling out across NSW North Coast

An innovative new 24/7 nurse triage and advice service that aims to improve community access to healthcare across the NSW…
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29 March 2023

NQPHN aims to boost aged care telehealth, digital capability in remote regions

Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is hoping to boost the uptake of telehealth in residential aged care facilities and…
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23 March 2023

Avant pulls the plug on indemnity for asynchronous consults

Medical indemnity insurer Avant Mutual has made changes to its policy to rule out coverage for telehealth consults involving text…
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16 March 2023
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Medical Board urged to move beyond telehealth to virtual care in guideline review

Australasia’s leading digital health institute has called on the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) to broaden its definition of telehealth…
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16 February 2023

Opinion: We cannot afford to wait for the rural specialist workforce to improve

I’ve seen the challenges faced by rural communities when it comes to accessing specialist healthcare. While improving infrastructure and attracting…
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1 February 2023

Pandemic saw “more change in 48 hours than in 10 years” to general practice but may be reverting: study

General practice in New Zealand may be starting to retreat from some of the elements of digitalisation successfully adopted in…
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