The rural telehealth revolution
In response to the pandemic, the federal government declared it delivered ‘10 years of reform in 10 weeks’ in its support of telehealth services. But for regional and rural communities the question remains: is telehealth here to stay?
Instant Consult’s Director, Travis Brown, is quoted in The Farmer Magazine’s article.
“The pandemic was the catalyst for fast and widespread adoption of telehealth to help protect frontline healthcare workers and help stop the spread of COVID-19, but to be honest it was about 10 years too late,” says Travis Brown, director of Instant Consult, an online platform. where patients can connect with qualified doctors, which launched in 2018.
“Seven million Australians live in rural and remote areas and have limited options in finding quality and affordable healthcare. Given our vast land, Australia should be leading the rural telehealth space,” says Travis Brown.
Read the whole article by Lisa Smyth at The Farmer Magazine