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Developing a simple, robust telehealth system for remote communities: Identified issues and recommendations on telehealth tools

Developing a simple, robust telehealth system for remote communities: Identified issues and recommendations on telehealth tools
  • Health service delivery

Summary

The project team presented an overview of their project during a forum held in Darwin in December 2020.

Projects

Developing a simple,robust telehealth system for remote communities

Developing a simple,robust telehealth system for remote communities

This project aims to develop a simpler, more robust (reliable with inbuilt backup-systems) and affordable telehealth system using NBN satellite connectivity and a range of telecommunications and diagnostic tools to enhance telehealth access and use in remote Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs). The project team will develop and pilot innovative technological solutions; a telehealth-specific Sky Muster product, a new Telehealth Video Conferencing System, and a range of support tools; for telehealth implementation for seven additional remote Aboriginal communities. This project is focused on three areas: 1. Internet connectivity: The development of an NBN Sky Muster product specifically designed for telehealth. 2. Telehealth Video System: The development of a reliable, simple, cost effective, and easy to use Telehealth Video System (TVS) using a combination of hardware (computers, smart phones, cameras) and software (such as video conferencing tools) that will work well with NBN Sky Muster. 3. Operator Capacity: Development of training, support, trouble-shooting and messaging tools for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs).

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