Telehealth Awareness Month serves as an annual reminder of the transformative power of telehealth in healthcare delivery. As we delve into the significance of this month, it is essential to highlight how Coviu, a pioneer in telehealth technology, is actively contributing to the advancement of telehealth in various dimensions.
This October 2023, Telehealth Awareness Month once again takes centre stage, showcasing a multitude of telehealth and virtual care initiatives across the nation.
In this blog, we will explore Coviu's commitment to key themes such as interoperability, patient engagement, measurement-based care, and blended care models, while also discussing the future of telehealth and its evolution driven by consumers, government incentives, reimbursement models, and the influence of artificial intelligence.
Enabling Sustainable Healthcare
To foster a unified message, the ATHS (Australian Telehealth Society) encourages all jurisdictions to rally around the theme of 'Telehealth: Enabling Sustainable Healthcare.' This theme underscores the pivotal role that telehealth plays in:
Equitable Access: Telehealth facilitates equitable access to high-quality healthcare services, bringing them closer to communities, workplaces, and schools. This means less time away from one's daily life.
Supporting Clinicians: Telehealth empowers clinicians by providing them with access to peer support and opportunities for upskilling. This not only enhances their skills but also reduces professional isolation, thereby increasing workforce retention.
Collaboration: Healthcare providers can collaborate seamlessly through telehealth, ensuring the delivery of high-quality, integrated care regardless of a patient's geographical location.
Efficiency: Telehealth optimises workforce capability, allowing for the efficient delivery of care from virtually anywhere to anywhere. This enhances health system efficiency by reducing the need for physical presence.
Environmental Impact: By minimising clinician and patient travel, telehealth contributes to a reduced environmental footprint. This translates to fuel savings and a decrease in carbon emissions, aligning with sustainability goals. You can read Coviu's comments on telehealth's environmental impact.
Getting Involved in 2023
As part of Telehealth Awareness Month, the ATHS will be hosting an expert panel webinar to delve into the theme of sustainable telehealth. Stay tuned for further details on this exciting event.
Also remember to use the following hashtags on your social media platforms to join the conversation: #ATHS #TelehealthAwarenessMonth #TelehealthSustainableHealthcare
More About the Australian Telehealth Society
Established in 2008, the Australian Telehealth Society was founded to address a longstanding necessity for a platform that could unite all stakeholders engaged in telehealth initiatives in both Australia and New Zealand. In 2020, the society underwent a name change to reflect its predominant focus on activities within Australia while acknowledging the parallel efforts of the NZ Telehealth Forum in New Zealand. Additionally, it serves as the designated National Member representing Australia within the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH), further reinforcing its commitment to advancing telehealth on a global scale.
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