Telehealth

Telehealth services are evolving in Australia. The Australasian Telehealth Society provides a forum for sharing of telehealth information and issues in Australia and New Zealand.

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) eHealth Program has a telehealth provider directory. Medical Specialists who are telehealth enabled are encouraged to register on the directory of telehealth providers.

HealthPathways WA has information on telehealth specific to Western Australia. This information includes assessing technology requirements, considering whether telehealth is clinically appropriate, ethical considerations, guidelines and how to request public and private telehealth consults. You will need to register for access – available at no cost to WA health professionals.

The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh provides telemedicine services including remote consults for diagnosis and medical management. Their Center for Rare Disease Therapy offers specialist treatment in certain rare disease. For rare diseases and disorder treated, see http://www.chp.edu/our-services/rare-disease-therapy/conditions-we-treat

OPENPediatrics is a free, web-based digital learning platform currently used by clinicians in more than 100 countries offers virtual training, tools for sharing knowledge and communicating with other health professionals, and a library of resources including videos, lectures, device simulators, and protocols.

The Boston Children’s hospital uses telehealth to serve as subspecialty consultants to physicians and families in need of treatment advice throughout the world via telehealth.

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