Telehealth's time has come - the challenge is how to embed it permanently

One of the most welcome outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia — albeit unexpected and probably unintended — has been the rapid acceleration of the uptake of e-health initiatives in medical practice.

None have been more significant than telehealth.

The crisis has called for radical and contemporary solutions to meet community health needs, and telehealth looks like it is fitting the bill.

Of course, there have been hitches and glitches, and early communication could