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Speech Therapy: Overcoming Service Delivery Challenges Rurally

Silvia Pfeiffer Oct 19, 2021 4:00:16 PM
Speech Therapy: Overcoming Service Delivery Challenges Rurally
Residents of rural and remote Australia often experience disadvantages and inequalities when it comes to healthcare access and delivery. Traditionally, access to speech and language sessions for children has been restricted to in-person visits. As a result, access to speech therapy for children living in rural and regional areas has been extremely limited and non-existent in many remote areas.

Improving Access and Quality of Psychiatry Services With Telehealth

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Marina Lyshova Sep 21, 2021 11:00:00 AM
Improving Access and Quality of Psychiatry Services With Telehealth
Dr. Richard Harvey is a telehealth evangelist and has been passionate about the potential of virtual care for over 30 years. In 2017 he established Telepsychiatrist.online - a highly successful virtual psychiatry clinic based in rural Victoria. Coviu interviewed Dr. Richard Harvey to learn more about his online practice and the delivery of psychiatry services online. Read on to see what Dr. Richard Harvey had to say.

How to Provide Affordable Mental Health Care to Rural Australia

jenniferwratten Nov 28, 2019 5:35:34 PM
How to Provide Affordable Mental Health Care to Rural Australia
Poor mental health is one of Australia's greatest health care burdens, with almost half the population experiencing mental illness at some point in their lives. Despite its prevalence, roughly 54% of those experiencing poor mental health will not access any treatment.

Australian Bushfires Worsen Rural Mental Health Crisis

jenniferwratten Nov 18, 2019 2:34:04 PM
Australian Bushfires Worsen Rural Mental Health Crisis
The 2019-20  bushfire season has been catastrophic, and there is no clear end in sight.  So far, 4 people have lost their lives, over 400 homes have been destroyed and countless pets and wildlife have perished. Even as residents slowly return to their homes or communities, many adults and children will continue to experience poor mental health due to sheer loss and grief.

Coviu is supporting a Telehealth Project for Young Onset Dementia

jenniferwratten Oct 31, 2019 5:28:56 AM
Coviu is supporting a Telehealth Project for Young Onset Dementia
Young-onset dementia (YOD) refers to anyone under the age of 65 who has been diagnosed with a progressive decline in their mental functioning. Although there are a wide range of illnesses included in the definition of dementia, common symptoms include loss of memory, rationality, social skills and normal emotional reactions. Recent figures suggest roughly 26 000 Australians are affected by YOD, which is roughly 10% of all people diagnosed with dementia.

What is the Modified Monash Model and why is it important?

jenniferwratten Jan 9, 2019 8:00:32 AM
What is the Modified Monash Model and why is it important?
The model is based on the 'Australian Statistical Geography Standard - Remoteness Areas (ASGS-RA)' existing classification system, which uses census data to segment 5 categories of remoteness, yet further subdivides regional Australia based on the size of local towns or cities.

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.

10/10 rebates for Better Access Mental Health Services

jenniferwratten Oct 11, 2018 6:52:24 PM
10/10 rebates for Better Access Mental Health Services
Did you know that people living in rural and remote areas of Australia face more daily challenges and stressors than living in the main cities?  These include a greater prevalence of chronic conditions, disability, and generally poorer health.  In some areas reporting 8 times the hospitalisation rate for mental health-related issues.

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