WINNER Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 2019

Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Award Winner 2019 hosted by Global Health & Pharma (GHP) Instant Consult has been awarded: Most Innovative Online Medical Consultancy App: Instant Consult ® & Leading Healthcare App Development Company – Australia How was Instant Consult selected? GHP explains. At GHP, our extensive research and judging process is driven by merit meaning that awardees…

How to check for the most common STIs

How to check for the most common STIs Half of all sexually transmitted infections occur in people aged 25 or under, with young people (aged 15 to 24) contracting chlamydia 5 times the rate of the rest of the population. Because these infections are so widespread in specific demographics, it is very important to know…

Why more patients are contacting their GP online

Why more patients are contacting their GP online With the rise of technology and internet platforms, patients are moving away from more traditional structures for their medical appointments. While there will always be the need for human engagement in the health sector, society is constantly looking at ways to improve the efficiency by which we…

Dealing With Recurrent Vaginal Thrush

Dealing With Recurrent Vaginal Thrush Recurrent vaginal thrush – referring to four or more episodes of vaginal thrush in the past 12 months – can be incredibly annoying and uncomfortable. Symptoms include itching, burning, thick discharge, redness and swelling. While 75% of women experience vaginal thrush at least once in their lifetime, recurrent vaginal thrush…

Mining Boom Featuring Instant Consult

Watch the latest Mining Boom clip featuring Instant Consult 🤮😂 Click Here #MiningBoom #Australia #Medical Source: https://www.facebook.com/Miningboomcartoon/videos/vb.1340713159334487/2137073383264166/?type=2&theater

Eden Exchange Podcast (Ft. Co-Founder and MD of Instant Consult)

Podcast: Ep#144 Pioneering Telehealth and Shaping the Future of Australian Healthcare (Ft. Bianca Brown Co-Founder and MD of Instant Consult Pty Ltd) Today on Eden Exchange we spoke to Bianca Brown, who is the co-founder and managing director of Instant Consult Pty Ltd, working with Funding Strategies. Listen as Bianca delves into her professional background, the creation of the Instant…

How to prepare for your x-ray

How to prepare for your x-ray An x-ray is a painless examination that uses radiographic technology to see inside the body. An x-ray is generally used to locate bone fractures, infections, benign or cancerous tumours, blocked blood vessels and arthritis. If you have never had an x-ray before and are somewhat nervous about the proposition,…

6 Common Blood Tests and What They Show

6 Common Blood Tests and What They Show Blood tests are commonly prescribed by doctors to check for a range of health conditions, from anaemia to diabetes. They are used in the prevention, treatment, monitoring and research of diseases. They can also be used to assess the future risk of developing a disease. While interpreting…

NEWS: Medical Hubs Overbooked

NEWS: Kalgoorlie Miner report on patients checking in to online doctors [Instant Consult], as Kalgoorlie-Boulder GPs struggle to meet the demand for appointments this flu season. #KalgoorlieMiner #Healthcare #Journalism Source: https://www.pressreader.com/australia/kalgoorlie-miner/20190619/page/3

Research Finds Possible New Cure for Baldness

Research Finds Possible New Cure for Baldness Scientists have found a potential new cure for baldness – using a compound originally intended to treat osteoporosis. Cyclosporine A (CsA) has been used since the 1980s as an immunosuppressant, but researchers found that it was also effective at preventing hair loss. The drug suppresses the SFRP1 protein,…

NEWS: Making health care accessible

NEWS: Imagine if you could see a real doctor, right now using just your phone? The South Burnett Times report on a new app [Instant Consult] allowing people to see a qualified, practicing GP in Australia, within minutes. #SouthBurnettTimes #Healthcare #Journalism Source: https://www.instantconsult.com.au/news-making-health-care-accessible

Keep getting UTIs? Here’s how to keep them at bay

Keep Getting UTIs? Here’s How to Keep Them at Bay Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be a real pain in the urethra – constantly needing to pee but not being able to (or experiencing pain and/or bleeding when you do!) can make life a struggle. And if they’re something you get frequently, you’re probably fed…

NEWS: Say goodbye to doctor’s surgery waiting rooms

NEWS: The South Burnett Times report on rural patients tapping into online GP help [Instant Consult] and saying goodbye to doctor’s surgery waiting rooms. #SouthBurnettTimes #Healthcare #Journalism Source: https://www.instantconsult.com.au/news-say-goodbye-to-doctors-surgery-waiting-rooms

How STIs Affect Women Differently to Men

How STIs Affect Women Differently to Men Rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have risen in Australia across the past few decades and are particularly troubling for women between the ages of 15-44, who bear the long-term consequences of STIs like infertility, ectopic pregnancies and chronic pelvic pain. Research has shown that women have a…

NEWS: Patients tap into online doctor help

NEWS: The Northwest Telegraph report on how residents in the Pilbara have been making the most out of a revolutionary medical service [Instant Consult] that lets them access a doctor any time. Click here to read the report! (Page 6) #NorthwestTelegraph #Healthcare #Journalism #Page6 Source: http://digitaledition.smedia.com.au/telegraph/

NEWS: Instant Consult featured on Channel 7 Brisbane News

Channel 7 News report on patients who need access to doctors, especially those who live in rural areas. Co-Founder of Instant Consult comments on how they’re “giving remote patients access to a doctor with so much experience that they would have never been able to come into contact with”. Click here to watch the story!…

Is Viagra (sildenafil) right for you?

Is Viagra (sildenafil) right for you? Erectile dysfunction (ED) is an issue that is far more prevalent in men than most people generally think, with an estimated 30 million Americans struggling with it. A relative proportion of Australian men also report issues with getting an erection or keeping one long enough for satisfactory intercourse. Naturally,…

NEWS: Why telehealth is the future of Australia’s healthcare system

NEWS: SmartCompany report on how improved technology has paved the way for disruptors to infiltrate the market, giving Australian consumers access to almost anything at the tip of their fingers or at the swipe of a smartphone Click here to read the report! #SmartCompany #StartUpAnalysis #Healthcare #Journalism Source: https://www.smartcompany.com.au/startupsmart/analysis/telehealth-australian-healthcare/

NEWS: The best travel apps to download

NEWS: Lifestyle.com.au report on the travel apps you need to download before jetting off, including Instant Consult – providing users to connect with an Australian registered doctor via video call Click here to read the report! #Lifestyle #Healthcare #Journalism Source: https://www.lifestyle.com.au/travel/best-travel-apps-to-download.aspx

NEWS: New innovate app changing how Australians can access medical services

NEWS: Craving Tech report on the new innovative app [Instant Consult] changing how Australians can access medical services. Click here to read the report! #CravingTech #Healthcare #Journalism Source: https://www.cravingtech.com/new-innovative-app-changing-how-australians-can-access-medical-services.html

NEWS: GP service for FIFO workers just a click away with new app

NEWS: Kalgoorlie Miner report on a smartphone application [Instant Consult] giving patients access to doctors via video consultation. #KalgoorlieMiner #Healthcare #Journalism Source: https://www.instantconsult.com.au/gp-service-for-fifo-workers-just-a-click-away-with-new-app

Everything you need to know about compound prescriptions

Everything you need to know about compound prescriptions We are incredibly lucky to live in an era in which we have access to good quality and reliable health care. In reality, there are very few known ailments or illnesses that cannot be treated or managed. However, it can sometimes be difficult to find the right…

NEWS: Turn A Breech Baby // How to Help Bubs Make the Move

NEWS: Mum Central report on breech babies and how to help bubs make the move; referencing Instant Consult doctor, Dr Ken Moroney, who has delivered over 2,000 babies in his career. Click here to read the report! #MumCentral #Healthcare #Journalism Source: https://mumcentral.com.au/turn-a-breech-baby/

NEWS: Telehealth making healthcare accessible

NEWS: The Australian Journal of Pharmacy report on online platforms partnering with GPs and pharmacies to allow rural and remote patients – and those looking for convenience and immediacy – to connect with a practitioner around the clock. Click here to read the report! #AJP #Healthcare #Journalism Source: https://ajp.com.au/news/telehealth-making-healthcare-accessible/

NEWS: Instant Consult Ranks #1

NEWS: Best in Australia report on the 5 best online doctors in Australia. Instant Consult ranks #1. Click here to read the report! #BestinAus #Healthcare #Journalism Source: https://bestinau.com.au/online-doctor/

NEWS: Where to seek help if your child has unexpected medical symptoms after hours

NEWS: MamaMag report on where to seek help if your child has unexpected medical symptoms after hours, and how Instant Consult (an app which allows patients to video chat in real-time with a qualified GP) can help you avoid lengthy Emergency queues for non-life threatening conditions. Click here to read MamaMag Summer 2018/2019 issue! #MamaMag…

NEWS: 4 common reasons for seeking medical care after-hours

NEWS: Peninsula Kids highlight on 4 common reasons for seeking medical care after-hours and how Instant Consult (a free smartphone app) can help you avoid lengthy emergency queues for non-life threatening conditions. Click here to read Peninsula Kids Summer 2018/2019 issue! #PeninsulaKids #Healthcare #Journalism Source: https://issuu.com/peninsulakids/docs/mpkids_summer_2018_19

NEWS: Instant Consult featured in QBM’s 5 SECOND PITCH

NEWS: Queensland Business Monthly (QBM) throws a spotlight on some of the state’s most exciting startups. #QBM #QueenslandBusinessMonthly #StartUps #Healthcare #Journalism Source: https://www.instantconsult.com.au/NEWS-Instant-Consult-featured-in-QBMs-5-SECOND-PITCH

Finding affordable healthcare as a university student

Finding affordable healthcare as a university student Feeling unwell, but cannot afford a visit to a local GP? This is a problem faced by a large number of university students, both domestic and international. As a university student, you are always on the go, from attending classes, completing assignments, studying for exams and maintaining a…

NEWS: A call in the middle of the night just got easier

NEWS: Retail Pharmacy report that recognising the need to alleviate lengthy hospital emergency queues, telehealth company Instant Consult has launched a free mobile app that connects people with a qualified GP through video call. #RetailPharmacy #Healthcare #Journalism Source: https://www.instantconsult.com.au/A-call-in-the-middle-of-the-night-just-got-easier

General Practice Conference & Exhibition | GPCE Melbourne 2018

JOIN US IN MELBOURNE FOR VICTORIA’S LEADING CPD EVENT FOR PRIMARY CARE The final event of the GPCE 2018 series takes place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 16-18 November 2018; the last chance to experience our new 2018 conference program, designed to arm you with the cross-disciplinary skills that will make a real difference to your everyday practice, across the full spectrum of primary…

Are you Experiencing Severe Anxiety? Benzodiazepines Can Help

Are you Experiencing Severe Anxiety? Benzodiazepines Can Help Small bursts of anxiety can be helpful in certain situations, such as before an exam, when buying your first house, or while standing on the edge of a cliff. It acts as an internal warning system, letting you know if you’re facing a potential threat. Feeling nervous…

An Overview of Common Contraceptive Options

An Overview of Common Contraceptive Options Contraception refers to methods which prevent pregnancy resulting from sexual intercourse. This overview of some of the popular methods of contraception will inform you about the important differences between each one, including their effectiveness and related side effects. Barrier methods Barrier methods prevent sperm from entering the uterus, and…

Rural Medicine Australia | RMA Darwin 2018

JOIN US IN DARWIN FOR RMA2018 – THE PEAK NATIONAL EVENT FOR RURAL DOCTORS Rural Medicine Australia is the peak national event for rural and remote doctors of Australia and internationally. This annual conference and research/scientific health forum is hosted by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Rural Doctors Association of…

NEWS: Get tech-savvy and use Instant Consult

NEWS: Holidays with Kids report on what to do when kids need medical care on holidays. Get tech-savvy and use Instant Consult, a free app that connects patients with an Australian registered GP through video call. Click here to read the report! #HolidayswithKids #Healthcare #Journalism Source: http://www.holidayswithkids.com.au/blogs/what-to-do-when-kids-need-medical-care-on-holidays

NEWS: Telehealth GP market entrant Instant Consult has announced it has launched a free mobile app

NEWS: Pharmacy Daily reports – Telehealth GP market entrant Instant Consult has announced it has launched a free mobile app that instantly connects Australians with a qualified GP, by means of a video call. Click here to read the report! #PharmacyDaily #Healthcare #Journalism Source: https://pharmacydaily.com.au/news/instant-consult-app/77315

Get your sick certificate online

3 great reasons to get your medical certificate online It’s Monday morning, your stomach aches and you’re keeping yourself within sprinting distance of a toilet. You don’t think you can make it to work today, too bad right? Unfortunately your next thought is that you need to go obtain a doctor’s note to hand to…

Prescription Pain Medication

Why you may need a prescription for your pain medication All of us have been in the same situation. You’ve woken up in the middle night with a sore throat and a terrible headache. You feel like you’ve come down with the flu: blocked nose, nagging headache, a developing cough and a slowly building fever.…

Instant Consult featured on Channel 7 Sydney News

7 News report on the new service which provides video consults on phones, tablets and computers to connect with a doctor instantly. “People are really excited that they’re able to get hold of a doctor when they need them” says Dr Janelle Hall (General Practitioner). Click here to watch the story! #7News #Healthcare #Journalism

General Practice Conference & Exhibition | GPCE Brisbane 2018

JOIN US IN BRISBANE FOR QUEENSLAND’S LEADING CPD EVENT FOR PRIMARY CARE Coming to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 14-16 September 2018 with a brand new program, the General Practice Conference & Exhibition (GPCE) will arm you with the cross-disciplinary skills that will make a real difference to your everyday practice, across the full spectrum of primary care. What’s New in 2018 More education…

NEWS: New service provide real-time video-call GP consultations

Kids on the Coast report about a new service providing real-time video-call GP consultations. Recognising the need to alleviate lengthy hospital Emergency queues, telehealth innovator Instant Consult has launched a free mobile app that instantly connects Australians with a qualified GP, through video call. Click here to read the report! #KidsontheCoast #Healthcare #Journalism Source: https://kidsonthecoast.com.au/read/family-health/article/news-new-service-provide-real-time-video-call-gp-consultations

Instant Consult featured on Channel 9 Perth News

9 News Perth report on how you can “receive medical advice at the touch of a button and without leaving home, using Instant Consult”.   Some information which may be of interest to viewers: No Medicare rebates are available to patients for any GP video consults (whether the GP has been practicing for 5 months…

Instant Consult featured on Channel 7 and Channel 9 Central Queensland News

Did you catch our segment on Channel 7 and Channel 9 Central Queensland News? #journalism     9 News report on the new technology bridging the healthcare gap for remote families and farmers. Instant Consult connects patients with a qualified, experienced doctor within seconds. New mum Emma tells of her experience, “you’ve got a doctor…

Do you need to talk to a doctor about erectile dysfunction?

Do you need to talk to a doctor about erectile dysfunction? Erectile dysfunction (ED) and other erection related issues are very common reasons for most men to see a medical professional. While it can be a sensitive and embarrassing subject matter to discuss, it’s very important to be open and honest with your doctor so…

Instant Consult featured across 6 Australian rural publications

Did you see the full page spread editorial of Instant Consult in Queensland Country Life (QLD), The Land (NSW), Stock & Land (VIC), Stock Journal (SA), Farm Weekly (WA) and Tasmanian Farmer (TAS)? Yes that’s right – a full page article across 6 rural publications! Have a read and find out how Instant Consult is…

Doctors call for Medicare rebates for telehealth and pathology testing in general practices

GPs are expanding their services into pathology testing and telehealth consultations, with the RACGP calling for Medicare to subsidise the new tech approaches or Australian healthcare will linger in the “dark ages”. In a submission to the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce, the RACGP has called for the funding of telehealth consultations conducted by doctors…

The top reasons for calling in sick – and what your boss thinks of them

There’s nothing quite like totally shirking your responsibilities at the last minute, and chucking a sickie is a classic example of it. Whether it’s a case of Mondayitis or a stubborn hangover from a big weekend of partying, there are plenty of moments where we would happily lie about our health to get out of…

General Practice Conference & Exhibition | GPCE Perth 2018

JOIN US IN PERTH FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S LEADING CPD EVENT FOR PRIMARY CARE This year the General Practice Conference & Exhibition (GPCE) series is returning to Crown Perth from 28-29 July 2018, with our brand new program, designed to arm you with the cross-disciplinary skills that will make a real difference to your everyday practice, across the full spectrum of primary care. What to expect…

Telehealth closes the gap on Indigenous health

An integrated telehealth service could help close the gap for Indigenous Australians with dementia living in rural and remote communities. The University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health is working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services on a new telehealth-supported project. Centre Director Professor Anthony Smith said the service would provide specialist geriatric consultations via videoconference for people…

Call for Medicare to catch up, as the momentum of telehealth uptake grows

A telehealth system developed by the CSIRO’s Data 61 is fast-tracking the uptake of video consultations in Australia, with the platform now connecting 20,000 Australians with their healthcare practitioners. Through partnerships with Health Team Australia, HealthKit and Ramsay Healthcare, Coviu is breaking down healthcare access problems in rural and regional Australia, improving the at-home management…

Groundbreaking Telehealth Platform in Dermatology

An Australian telehealth dermatology service has been described as “five years in front of” anything else in its field at a recent global conference. The Teledermatologist smartphone platform, developed by the team behind Newcastle Dermatology, offers same-day consultations for patients in rural and regional areas. “At the World Congress of Teledermatology last year, the feedback…

Driving Telehealth Adoption

The implementation of telehealth in Australia has suffered some hurdles in previous years, but state governments are looking to remove barriers around funding and infrastructure and put in place incentives to drive telehealth adoption. Quality infrastructure, public and private sector collaboration, and funding models that take into account the various modalities of delivering healthcare, are…

Healthcare study ranks Australia second best in developed world, while US comes in last

Australia’s healthcare system has been ranked among the best in the developed world by a team of American researchers who have ranked their own country’s system the worst. Key points: Overall the highest performers were UK, Australia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway US ranked last overall had the highest rate of mortality But Australia ranked eighth…

The Impact of Technology in Healthcare

It’s amazing to look back and see just how far our world has come technologically. If someone from 100 years ago suddenly found themselves in today’s world, they would think they had been teleported into another dimension. The same can be said about technology in healthcare. From improved operational efficiency to standards in patient care,…