How to set up telehealth in rural general practice

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine is holding a webinar on Wednesday explaining how to incorporate telehealth into general practice.

Featuring well-known GP and telehealth advocate Ewen McPhee, his wife and practice manager Wendy McPhee and Department of Health medical advisor Megan Kearney, the webinar is aimed at GPs, specialists, nurses, midwives and practice managers who are interested in establishing or refining telehealth services for people in rural and remote communities.

It will also cover the benefits and difficulties with the uptake of telehealth and how they can be managed.

Dr and Mrs McPhee will present their experience in establishing an effective telehealth service for their patients in Emerald in central Queensland. They will discuss issues of duty of care, clinical management and organisational considerations, including engagement with specialists.

Dr Kearney, acting assistant secretary and medical adviser with the department's medical specialist services branch, will speak about the changes to the telehealth incentives and MBS billing arrangements commencing in July.

The webinar is accredited for professional development points with ACRRM.

Attendance is limited to the first 100 who register. It will be held on Wednesday at 12.30PM AEST.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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