Global Health and GP2U partner for secure telehealth

Secure messaging provider Global Health is partnering with video conferencing specialist GP2U to provide a new interoperable telehealth solution aimed at GPs and specialists.

Global Health runs the ReferralNet messaging service, a fully encrypted secure message delivery (SMD) system designed to meet the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) standards for secure messaging.

GP2U is a new service in which accredited specialists can make telehealth appointments available. Users can book their own patients into the appointments and also make appointments publicly available. Patients with valid referrals can also book these public appointments.

Using the system, patients wait in a virtual waiting room., and when the specialist is ready to start the consultation they simply click one button to connect the video conference.

The new service will allow documentation, images and pathology reports to be exchanged between the patient and consulting specialist securely before, during or after the tele-consultation using the ReferralNet system.

“The combined GP2U and ReferralNet service provides the simplest possible solution while ensuring that security and privacy are never compromised,” GP2U founder James Freeman said.

“This extends the reach of specialists while maintaining the safest possible environment for consultations.”

Posted in Australian eHealth

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