Govt to continue subsidy for Healthdirect video conferencing and eScripts

The federal government will continue to provide free access to the Healthdirect video conferencing system for GPs as well as subsidising the cost of SMS messages for electronic prescriptions under the $2 billion package to extend a range of COVID-19 health measures announced last week.

And while it is still considering extending the special arrangement allowing for image-based prescriptions to be sent by fax or email, the Australian Digital Health Agency has announced it will extend the end-date for conformant eScript software beyond September 30.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Telehealth, Healthdirect, Coviu, COVID-19, eScripts

Comments  

0 # Central Queensland Wide Bay Sunshine Coast PHN 2020-09-23 08:59
Hi Kate,
Can you please send through the media release where it states the extension of the Health Direct Video Call service.
Many thanks
0 # Kate McDonald 2020-09-23 09:00
There wasn't a media release. I asked them directly.

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