Telehealth: The transformation into Virtual Care
Telehealth is an evolution in healthcare services.
New systems of care focused on improving health outcomes by using phones and electronic devices have led us into the era of telemedicine.
And now with the COVID-19 emergency, the need for and use of telehealth services is even greater.
In light of people being required to self-isolate for the foreseeable future, accessing quality virtual care is a priority.
This system of care is changing the Primary Care sector and with the recent introduction of the COVID-19 MBS Telehealth Item Numbers in Australia, this transformation has been greatly accelerated.
With expansion of the telehealth measures, all Australians are now able to access Medicare-rebated phone or video consultations with their doctor or other health professional for a wide range of services, including mental healthcare, chronic disease, health assessment, nursing home and after-hours consults.
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