Role of Telehealth in curbing COVID-19 Epidemic

When:  Thursday 23rd April 2020 12noon – 1:00pm AEST

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The emergence of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic has catapulted telehealth into the spotlight, as it becomes one of the key solutions Governments and health authorities around the world are deploying to help contain and combat COVID-19 risks.

In Australia, the recent $1.1. billion funding boost to telehealth solutions by the Federal Government highlights the critical role telehealth is set to play in primary and secondary care responses to curbing the spread of COVID-19.

Join our expert panelists who will share practical strategies for health professionals when it comes to implementing telehealth solutions, including lessons from their own journeys and insights to how COVID-19 might change the way we use technology to deliver healthcare in the long-term.

In this free webinar, learn more about:

  • The benefits of telehealth in a COVID-19 context for patients, health practioners and clinicians
  • How to identify, adopt and roll out successful telehealth models in a sustainable fashion
  • Preparing and up-skilling the healthcare workforce to confidently and effectively use new telehealth technology
  • Choosing the right systems: how can we best utilise existing online consultation platforms, as well as roll out new systems?
  • The major inhibitors stopping hospitals, facilities and medical practices from rolling out telehealth?
  • Specific examples from our panellists on how they are rolling out telehealth services in their own organisations.


Nilmini Wickramasinghe
Professor Digital Health Deputy Director Iverson Health Innovation Institute
Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Amandeep Hansra
Clinician & Medical Executive
Creative Careers in Medicine

Kean Seng Lim
Australian Medical Association NSW

Jackie Plunkett
Australasian Telehealth Society

Nick Cantwell
Manager, Practice Support & Development
Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network

This webinar is organised by Australian Healthcare Week Digital.

Providing Virtual care in Allied Health: The possibilities & potential of telehealth during the pandemic and beyond

When: Tuesday 21st April 6:00pm – 7:30pm(AEST)

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The arrival of COVID-19 has pushed the fast forward button on the rollout of telehealth in Australia. In this webinar, the panel will offer their perspectives on telehealth and discuss their personal experiences of providing virtual care in allied health and interprofessional settings.

The panelists will discuss the following in both pre and post COVID-19 contexts:

  • How they have leveraged technology to advantage their profession and patients
  • What was involved in the transition to telehealth (or how they have scaled up or down as a result of the pandemic)
  • When telehealth is (or is not) appropriate and the practical aspects of implementation
  • Where they source advice on platforms, technology and digital capabilities
  • How they communicate with patients, manage consent and address concerns about data safety and security
  • Recent telehealth developments within and across allied health professions and between disciplines
  • The current legislative environment, evolving best practices, future possibilities and unresolved issues.

Dr Aaron Frost, Clinical Psychologist
Mr Peter Edwards, Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Dr Rebecca Sutherland, Senior Speech Pathologist
Dr Michelle Gibb, Nurse Practitioner

This webinar is proudly bought to you by the Digital Health CRC in collaboration with Curtin University and La Trobe University.


April 20, 2020


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