Telstra’s telehealth push

Australia's biggest telco launched a new business division, Telstra Health, announcing its expansion into GP telehealth services, through a joint venture with Swiss telemedicine company Medgate.

Telstra ReadyCare will help GPs and patients overcome the challenges of distance and availability, the company says, with a 24-hour video or phone telehealth service that will link doctors with patients.

Telstra says it will help address the estimated 2.2 million emergency department presentations each