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For all the latest news in Digital Health, Telehealth and eHealth

Video Collaboration for a modern workforce

At Coviu we strive to make video calls as productive as possible. The thing is: when people get together to work on something, it’s not just about seeing and hearing each other — it’s about having the ability to sketch ideas, it’s about sharing a draft design, a...

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Psychologists: Want a flexible way to consult online?

If you're an AHPRA Registered Psychologist or Clinical Psychologist looking for a fully integrated telehealth solution for consulting patients online, then stop right there. Grab a coffee, and read on. Maybe you're already working in a full-time role, but feel you've...

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Let’s have a chat?

Are you an Australian Registered Psychologist, Psychiatrist or GP? Are you interested in Telehealth but don't know where to start? I provide free advice on any area of Digital Health and setting up your own Telehealth Practice Startup. Or for those of you that would...

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Artificial Doctors in a Human Era

The term Artificial Intelligence (AI) is overused today. Unfortunately, this often leads to a misunderstanding of what AI is. Artificial intelligence is an umbrella term and covers many areas, including robotics, machine learning (ML), natural language processing,...

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GRIT: A Story of Passion & Perserverance

What are the true qualities that lead to outstanding achievement?  Does talent guarantee success? Do you work hard, finish what you start and never give up? Or, do you get distracted by new ideas, fail to set goals and have difficulty maintaining focus? How 'gritty'...

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BUPA’s ‘open referral’ proposal

When Australia’s largest private health insurer suggests a fundamental change to the referral system, alarm bells sound. BUPA has asked the government to encourage GPs to use ‘open referrals’. This is where a patient can visit more than one specialist before making...

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Is online therapy as good as talking face-to-face?

Smartphones, tablets and computers are increasingly expanding the availability of health services. This means we can access help anonymously at a time and place that suits us. Currently, only about one-third of people with mental health difficulties obtain help. While...

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Bring your patients to you!

Patients in remote and rural areas of Australia requiring specialist psychological care are often required to travel or be transported to larger centres.  In many cases Psychiatrists have to drive for hours to visit them, both mean high travel costs, lost time for...

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Futuristic ‘tech savvy’ Royal Adelaide

Set to open its doors High tech hospital of the future touts driverless robots, electronic tags, automated pharmacy system and other tech delights to shake up the healthcare environment From stainless steel high-tech robots that can talk to lifts, doors and portable...

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Patient-Centric Digital Health

"Australia’s public healthcare system must acknowledge the limitations of the current ‘one-size-fits all’ mentality" Following the approval of Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy for 2018-2022, the health services ecosystem now has a mandate for...

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Is it rude to type during a consult?

The clinical value of e-records and other e-health tools has been argued for years, but one of the lesser discussed issues is what impact they have on the art of general practice. As GPs everywhere will tell you, making a diagnosis is only part of the job – being able...

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Telepsychiatry: A Terrific Model of Care

Dr Ross Kirkman spent many years practising as a Consultant Psychiatrist in regional and remote areas of Australia and understands how difficult it is for Doctors and patients to gain easy access and advice from specialists. "I made a decision to spend less time on...

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NEW Digital Health Strategy 🇦🇺

Safe, Seamless and Secure. A Thriving Digital Health Industry - Delivering World Class Innovation. Evolving health and care to meet the needs of Modern Australia. For the full 63 page dossier covering all areas of the Australian Digital Health Strategy - Click on the...

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Telehealth Predicted in 1925.

"With video screens and remote control arms, any doctor could make a virtual housecall". A doctor's diagnosis "by radio" on the cover of the February, 1925 issue of Science and Invention magazine The 1920s was an incredible decade of advancement for communications...

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