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Finalists in 2022 Health Minister’s Award for Nursing Trailblazers announced

The Australian College of Nursing has announced that three nurses have been selected by an expert panel as finalists in the 2022 Health Minister’s Award for Nursing Trailblazers.

RACGP calls for urgent Albanese Government action on pressing telehealth issues

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has urged the new Federal Government to address some of the issues which have surfaced since the rollout and expansion of telehealth services in Australia.

Aged care sector stubbornly resisting telehealth uptake in COVID-normal phase

Telehealth was a vital alternative to in-person medical consultations during the COVID lockdowns, but recent changes to the Medicare Benefits Scheme and a lack of high speed, wireless internet connections that are accessible to aged care residents and their families has resulted in a poor uptake of telehealth in the sector. BIANCA ROBERTS chatted with CEO and founder of Coviu, Australia’s leading telehealth service provider, Dr Silvia Pfeiffer.

RACGP welcomes Govt telehealth announcement but warns more long-term investment needed

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has cautiously welcomed the Federal Government’s move to temporarily restore telehealth to peak COVID-19 pandemic settings.

New project set to enhance telehealth experiences for patients and doctors

A new “Enhanced Telehealth Capabilities” project is set to deliver user-centred and research-based software solutions to enhance telehealth services for the elderly and Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Delivery platform welcomes Govt acceptance of telehealth as permanent part of healthcare delivery

Telehealth will become a permanent fixture of Australia’s healthcare system as the Federal Government has committed $103 million over the next four years to subsidise access to the service through Medicare.

CHA welcomes telehealth permanency announcement

Catholic Health Australia has welcomed the Federal Government's announcement that telehealth will become a permanent feature of primary health care.

Wound care digital toolkit ‘powerful asset’ to improve health and quality of life for aged care residents

More than 400,000 Australians are estimated to suffer chronic wounds at any given time, with the condition costing the system more than $3.5 billion. Coviu, the Federal Government's video telehealth platform of choice, is being funded to develop an innovative digital solution for wound care. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Roleplay a vital part of quality aged care training according to expert

Dr Annie Banbury, clinical research lead at Australian telehealth software company Coviu, says role-playing is a vital aspect of quality training, especially for sensitive conversations, including arrangements around advanced care directives.

Heart Foundation closes Heart Health Helpline due to sharp decline in demand

The Heart Foundation will close its telephone helpline service from next Friday, October 22, and callers will now be referred to alternative medical services including Health-direct, Nurse-on-call and their doctor for immediate support.

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