Video Consultation for Aged Care
SEMPHN was one of nine sites across Australia selected to run the Commonwealth Better Health Care Connections program. A significant focus of the program was the demonstration of Telehealth to increase access to timely and appropriate care for residents of aged care facilities(RACFs). The project demonstrated that video consultations, when supported, were cost-effective, timely and a clinically useful tool for consulting with these clients.
Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS) items exist for Specialists to undertake video consultations with patients in RACFs anywhere in Australia. GPs can also claim for patient–end support. A list of telehealth capable Medical Specialists providing care for residents in the Peninsula Health catchment is available for RACFs and GPs.
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We acknowledge the Kulin Nation who are the traditional custodians of the land our catchment covers. We pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and future, and uphold their relationship to this land.
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