ATHS - Special  information on COVID-19 - March 24 2020
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This Week in Telehealth
Special This Week in Telehealth information on COVID-19  
This document is intended for general practices, aboriginal health services and primary care services who are conducting remote consultations directly with patients or in cooperation with specialist medical practitioners. Adding remote consultations to services offered at a practice or health service can improve patient access to services, support clinical staff and enhance continuity of care. However, as with most changes in the workplace, some advance planning will make it run much more smoothly.
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Video conferencing software is software which can be used for making video calls and is used all over the world. In the past few years, video conferencing software has improved significantly through the introduction of WebRTC and HTML version 5. Products like Skype, Zoom, GoToMeeting, Facetime, WhatsApp, Webex and others have disrupted the video conferencing market allowing for more reliable video calls. ACRRM has reviewed its guidelines and factsheets to update our recommendations and advice regarding the use of video conferencing software. 
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Telehealth for global emergencies: Implications for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

First Published March 20, 2020 
The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is again reminding us of the importance of using telehealth to deliver care, especially as means of reducing the risk of cross-contamination caused by close contact. For telehealth to be effective as part of an emergency response it first needs to become a routinely used part of our health system. Hence, it is time to step back and ask why telehealth is not mainstreamed. In this article, we highlight key requirements for this to occur. 
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