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Telehealth video consultations are quickly becoming a standard way to deliver healthcare, both within Australia and globally.
Sydney, 21 January: Australia’s leading telehealth software platform, Coviu, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant from the NSW government to provide better access to speech pathology services for all Australians, including children.
The devastating 2019-20 Australian bushfires continue to rage on, with at least 28 recorded deaths nationally. Hundreds of structures have been destroyed and millions of animals and livestock have perished. Unfortunately, there is no end in sight, with experts warning the fires could could continue for months.
Over the last few years, the use of 'telehealth video consultations' has gained more traction in the healthcare space. This has resulted in a continuous string of academic studies being published, discussing the effectiveness of telehealth video consultations, particularly in speech pathology.
WebRTC video technology is the jewel in the HTML5 video conferencing crown. Sessions are fully encrypted, run entirely within the browser and can be accessed by any modern device including smartphones, iPads, and Tablets. WebRTC is the most secure video technology available today.
In early 2019, Sydney Children's Hospital trialed a telehealth program, where they offered video consultations to patients through their Hospital in the Home (HITH) physiotherapy service.
Lifeline's trial of their text helpline has exceeded expectations, by successfully targeting young Australians and under-represented groups who are struggling with their mental health.
Here at Coviu, we believe utilising technology and Artificial Intelligence is not only beneficial to patients and providers, but necessary to ensure the scalability of healthcare for our future needs.