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Keeping Healthy People Safe During the Coronavirus Outbreak

jenniferwratten Mar 3, 2020 1:53:52 PM
Keeping Healthy People Safe During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The Australian Government has recently activated its Coronavirus emergency plan, treating the virus as a pandemic. Currently, there are an estimated 95 000 cases of the virus globally, spreading across 84 countries. As of 5th March, there have been 52 cases and one death confirmed in Australia alone.

Coviu Launches Telehealth Service for Bushfire Affected Communities

jenniferwratten Feb 7, 2020 5:48:39 PM
Coviu Launches Telehealth Service for Bushfire Affected Communities

The 2019-20 Australian bushfires have been devastating, with at least 33 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 continue for months.

‘Healthcare from your Couch’ - Coviu's new telehealth directory

jenniferwratten Nov 9, 2019 4:24:45 AM
‘Healthcare from your Couch’ - Coviu's new telehealth directory

You stare at your watch as the precious minutes tick by, looking away only briefly to check that your children haven’t touched the communal magazines. Everyone around you is coughing and sputtering.  You reach into your bag to grab the hand sanitizer, which you quickly distribute to your boys. ‘Don’t touch anything! I don’t want you both getting sick!’ you instruct.

Spotlight this September: Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Support

jenniferwratten Sep 2, 2019 10:43:11 AM
Spotlight this September: Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Support

Mental health is one of Australia's most significant health issues, with almost half of the population experiencing mental illness at some point in their lives. Furthermore, 54% of those experiencing poor mental health will not access any treatment. These figures are alarming in their own right, often materialising into high suicide rates. As a society, we are facing an uphill battle when it comes to reducing the prevalence of such health conditions.

Government injects $60 million into telehealth services

jenniferwratten Dec 20, 2018 4:46:39 PM
Government injects $60 million into telehealth services

There is a significant disparity in access to GPs across the Australian population. In 2014, the Bureau of Health Information reported our major cities utilised about 40% more GP services per capita than those in regional and remote areas, with roughly 36 million GP services being conducted in our cities compared to 2 million in regional and remote Australia. Mental health services are just as hard to access for regional, rural and remote dwellers - specifically, death by suicide is almost twice as likely in rural and remote areas due to lack of support services.

Change is coming: Be prepared with Coviu’s telehealth software.

jenniferwratten Nov 12, 2018 10:54:53 AM
Change is coming: Be prepared with Coviu’s telehealth software.

Recent trends in legislation show that the Australian government is starting to offer greater reimbursements for telehealth in rural areas. As a result, demand for telehealth services is increasing, offering a new income stream for GPs. Adopting this technology allows clinicians to fight off online competition and provide patients with continuity of care. However, it is only natural that you may have questions about how to effectively incorporate it into your practice.