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.
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A 2016 Headspace report revealed significant insights into the mental health of tertiary students in Australia. A whopping 85% of students recognised a potential need for help, yet barriers such as worrying what other people would think or being too embarrassed to ask for help affected 1 in 5 students.
A recent WHO report, released in April this year, has set out 9 recommendations for governments as well as public health agencies and practitioners, regarding digital health interventions.
Would you like to maximise your income and improve your work-life balance?
If you answered yes, telehealth may be the solution for you.
It's still January, if only just, so we can still welcome you to 2019.
Talk about starting the new year with a bang!
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.
The end of the year is near and we're looking back on an eventful 2018.
We're excited about what we've been able to achieve with - and for our customers - in the last year!
Let me present to you the winner of the 2018 HIMSS Asia Pac innovation challenge: Coviu! We're so proud of this team accomplishment, and I'm excited to announce it to you here.