Telemedicine Finally Taking off in Rural Areas

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The National Broadband Network, with its promised high speeds, is still a long way off, but already thousands of patients in rural and remote Australia are using slower broadband for their day to day healthcare needs.

Doctors and clinicians are eagerly awaiting the NBN, but telehealth experts are already trialing new technology that will save not just money but lives.

This is health care in the not too distant future, but the tools will be familiar to many tech savvy households – high definition television, video conferencing and the latest iPad. Continue reading