Coviu targeting private practice with WebRTC platform for online consults

Start-up firm Coviu is planning to work with general and medical specialist software vendors to integrate its browser-based telehealth platform into practice management systems, and also plans to develop a payment gateway so doctors can charge for consults from within the Coviu system.

Coviu is a spin-out from Data61, formerly known as NICTA and now part of the CSIRO, and has been working on its WebRTC-based platform for a number of years. WebRTC allows for browser-to-browser video conferencing and exchange of documents and images such as clinical photos without the need to use an extension or download an app like Skype.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Telehealth, Coviu, WebRTC

Comments  

# Roslyn Mitchelson 2016-05-25 09:42
This is an interesting development but as Dr Pfeiffer was asked at a recent Digital Health summit - what is the reimbursement model for the consult?
# Kate McDonald 2016-05-25 09:50
Hi Roslyn. Dr Pfeiffer said her team was building a billing module within Coviu. Medicare obviously doesn't cover GP to patient telehealth so doctors would be charging a full fee.

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