Western NSW expands telehealth in aged care program

Western NSW has expanded its telehealth in residential aged care facilities (TRAC) program to the small far west town of Wentworth, which joins Broken Hill and Dubbo in offering the service.

The program, funded by Western NSW PHN and the NSW Rural Doctors Network, uses Healthdirect's WebRTC-based Video Call service to improve access to GPs, allied health and specialists for aged care residents.

Posted in Aged Care

Tags: Telehealth, Healthdirect

Comments  

+1 # Suellen Pepperell 2018-08-14 09:40
So how is this clinic funded on an ongoing basis? Under MBS GP's cannot bill for telehealth consults unless they are with the patient. Will the PHN Sustain the funding?

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