Better rural health doesn’t have to be costly

Today a human genome can be sequenced in 24 hours and for less than $10,000.

Technological development over the past 10 years has been phenomenal, however when it comes to the policies and processes in our medical fraternity, I feel that we have failed to embrace all that these technological advances have to offer.

For example, all small hospitals in rural Queensland now have not only internet access, but also greatly enhanced video technology. Every emergency room is equipped with cameras and video linkage to major centres if needed for