eHealth and the missing links
Telehealth is one of the great promises of the internet age. A system that allows patients throughout remote and rural Australia to attend virtual specialist appointments without leaving town.
All the essentials are there, including government cash and commitment, an expanding national broadband network and simple and affordable video-enabled devices.
So, by 2014 telehealth should be gaining traction. There should be a growing number of rural GPs and patients telling positive stories about their positive experience. It should be closing the geographical health gap. Telehealth should be