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Telehealth for Regional Clinics

Overcome common barriers by taking your services online

Telehealth/Telemedicine is when healthcare providers use telecommunication technology to provide healthcare services, exchange health information and more. This overcomes barriers such as time and location. This digital method is more cost effective and convenient in comparison to the traditional face-to-face way of providing healthcare. By using Telehealth/Telemedicine in regional clinics, patients will have better access to healthcare providers.

The objectives of using telehealth in rural clinics are to:

  • provide better communication and patient outcomes 
  • gain greater efficiency in healthcare delivery
  • support the delivery and reach of the quality healthcare across regional areas
  • make Telehealth a viable alternate to the way some healthcare is traditionally delivered.

A study was conducted in Northern Queensland, Australia on using the Telehealth/Telemedicine by Oncologists for cancer care. This resulted in a net saving of $320,118 by cutting travel, accommodation and staff costs. Read the full study on The Medical Journal of Australia.

No bells and whistles – only efficiency

Regional clinics reap the benefits of Telehealth by using the video conferencing feature on their HotHealth site. Clinics can provide healthcare services at both their patient’s and their own convenience with video conferencing. When using Telehealth, clinics are not limited to traditional business hours or physical locations. Patients who live in regional locations can access your clinical services no mater how far they are. 

How it works with HotHealth

  • patients can book appointments via your HotHealth site or app page
  • at the time of the appointment, both you and your patient will log into your HotHealth accounts and go to the appointments page
  • click ‘join’ at the booked appointment time.
  • video conferencing can be accessed through a desktop, tablet or smart phone

HotHealth is used by a range of healthcare providers for Telehealth/Telemedicine such as dietitians, personal trainers and mental healthcare providers.

HotHealth’s video conferencing capability meets the Australia Telehealth Standards.

If you are a part of APS and would like to use Telepsychiatry, check out our APS member specials for HotHealth.

There are 11 MBS items available for video consultations in telehealth across a range areas. You can find the items here

For more information please contact us.

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