Information for clinicians

Telehealth clinical outpatient services

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Delivering clinical outpatient services via videoconferencing requires health service providers to think differently about the way they deliver patient-centred care to those who live outside the metropolitan area.

Clinicians throughout metropolitan public hospitals and larger regional sites are utilising Telehealth across a number of specialities and disciplines including:

  • plastics (burns, wound clinics etc)
  • urology
  • pain medicine
  • gastroenterology
  • speech pathology
  • neurology
  • respiratory medicine
  • child and adolescent, adult, and older adult mental health services including clinical consultations, case reviews and clinical supervision
  • paediatric outpatient services in a range of specialty areas including orthopaedics, rehabilitation, burns/plastics and developmental paediatrics
  • joint replacement assessment clinic outpatient service, for the periodic review of patients following joint replacement surgery
  • geriatric medicine service, for the delivery of geriatric assessments, case reviews and education
  • and many more.

Benefits for your patients include:

  • Reduces the stress and inconvenience of travel
  • Less time off work
  • Less time away from home
  • Ability for family member or carers to attend video consult
  • Significant financial savings.

 Benefits for you include:

  • Less stress and inconvenience for your regional patients
  • More consistent and coordinated regional patient follow-up
  • Technical support from the Statewide Telehealth Service Desk
  • Access to educational and training telehealth network
  • Ability to include relevant family within the consult
  • Reduced need for clinicians to travel to their patients
  • Improved information exchange between multidisciplinary teams.

To find out more, contact the Telehealth team at your metropolitan hospital site or search ‘Telehealth’ on your hospital’s Intranet.