5 Minutes with a Telehealth team: The physician and the administrator

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5 Minutes with a Telehealth team: The physician and the administrator (May 2015)

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria with around 4,000 staff supporting 250,000 Specialist Clinic appointments. In 2011, the RCH began offering Telehealth video consultations where these might be a better option for patients and their families than travelling to the RCH.

The RACP News interviewed RACP Fellow and Director of Neurology, Associate Professor Andrew Kornberg, and the RCH’s Telehealth Program Manager, Ms Susan Jury, to explore two different perspectives on one clinical Telehealth team.


Uptake of video consultations goes from strength to strength

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The RACP is committed to continuing to provide support services to members as the benefits of telehealth become more evident.

Physicians Telehealth Support Project national road show

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The national telehealth road show proved a resounding success, creating a great deal of interest from Fellows and trainees.

Rural towns in North Queensland reap the benefits of a ‘teleoncology’ model of care

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Member of the RACP Telehealth Working Group, Associate Professor Sabe Sabesan, discusses the requirements and process for building and implementing a successful telehealth model of care for cancer patients.




Telehealth – benefiting country and indigenous patients

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Telehealth can be of enormous benefit to  rural, remote and Indigenous patients, and to the doctors providing medical care. An oncologist and an endocrinologist, both RACP Fellows, describe why telemedicine is a great initiative and how it has helped them provide better care to these patients.