Policymakers should pay attention to telehealth’s transformation potential in Australian healthcare
The Mandarin, Other, 08/08/2022
For bureaucrats working on improving Australia’s health system, the opportunity for telehealth services to boost patient access to care has been apparent for some years. The COVID-19 pandemic served as a useful experiment to realise some of its potential, especially for patients with access challenges based on their geography, living situation, or independence. […] The boss of the CSIRO spin-out company (Coviu became independent in 2018), which provides a virtual care SaaS platform for healthcare businesses with payments, and diagnostic and therapeutic tools, says telehealth offerings that are as easy and friendly as in-person consultations are key.