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NeuroMoves makes every step a winner for online rehab

NeuroMoves makes every step a winner for online rehab An innovative exercise and therapy program for people living with spinal cord injuries and neurological conditions is for the first time being delivered to clients in the comfort of their own homes, including in regional and remote locations, thanks to the GPNow telecare platform. Since its …

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Continuity of care and patient-first principles behind government changes to MBS Telehealth

The Australia Federal Government has announced further changes to MBS (Medicare Benefits Schedule) subsidised telehealth to focus on continuity of primary care. Earlier this year, MBS subsidised telehealth consultations were rolled out rapidly across the country as a response to the unfolding pandemic. The COVID-19 Telehealth implementation has been largely successful in ensuring access to …

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Call to support telehealth beyond September

Calls to support telehealth past September As reported by ABC News, Doctors and Healthcare professionals in rural and regional Australia are calling on the Federal Government to maintain the current telehealth scheme beyond September. Faced with the COVID-19 crisis, the Government moved swiftly in March to introduce a temporary telemedicine scheme for six months, enabling …

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The rapid rise of telehealth in Australia

The rapid rise of telehealth in Australia An article published by ABC News this week highlights the possibility of telehealth consultations becoming a part of the mainstream for medical practitioners around the country. The shift follows the Federal Government’s March announcement of expanded Medicare-subsidised telehealth services for all Australians. Medicare item numbers for telehealth are …

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GPNow joins forces with Wolters Kluwer to improve patient care

GPNow Telehealth is collaborating with Wolters Kluwer across Asia Pacific to support “CONTACT FREE” video consultations delivering world-class UpToDate® decision support for health professionals whilst reducing the risk of COVID-19 infection at the point of care. The World Health Organisation is actively encouraging the use of telehealth services for patient consultations, providing much needed assurance …

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A connection you can trust – choosing a telehealth platform that that meets privacy and security standards

As the world rapidly adjusts to new realities, practitioners and patients are moving their trusted carer-relationships to telehealth platforms. While a choice of video conferencing tools exists, not all are created equal when it comes to facilitating medical consultations. Significant privacy issues have recently emerged as a major concern for some of the largest video …

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Coronavirus explained

Coronavirus explained As the impact of the Novel Coronavirus – officially named SARS CoV2 – continues to spread, more resources are being shared to help understand the virus and how it affects humans.  At GPNow, we have found this video very useful in explaining Covid-19, a contagious viral infection that affects primarily your throat and …

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Australian Govt announces medicare support for ‘whole of population telehealth’

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis facing the nation, the Australian Government has announced support for ‘whole of population telehealth’. The announcement was as follows: Medicare support at home – whole of population telehealth To provide continued access to essential primary health services during the coronavirus pandemic, $669 million will be provided to expand Medicare-subsidised telehealth …

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