Telehealth

 

Telehealth services use information and communications technologies (ICTs) to deliver health services and transmit health information over both long and short distances. It is about transmitting voice, data, images and information rather than moving care recipients, health professionals or educators. It encompasses diagnosis, treatment, preventive (educational) and curative aspects of healthcare services and typically involves care recipient(s), care providers or educators in the provision of these services directed to the care recipient. 

Telehealth is being used in the South Western Sydney region by many healthcare services and for more information on telehealth see the following resources:

Telehealth Programs

MBS Items for Telehealth

Telehealth for Professionals