ACRRM TeleHealth News

 

ACRRM TeleHealth community active and growing

Submitted January 20th 2012

Interest in TeleHealth continues to grow with over 300 now registered in ACRRM's ehealth online community and Medicare TeleHealth claims jumping from 447 in the first three months, July to September, to almost 500 per month in October and November.

If you can see the potential benefits of TeleHealth consulting for your patients, join the ACRRM ehealth community where you can get free advice on how to efficiently equip your practice with appropriate video conference facilities and also join your colleagues and ACRRM staff in discussing successful implementation.

There is no charge to register in ACRRM's online TeleHealth community to get technical advice and support, or to participate in the online discussions and exchanges.

Are you confused about TeleHealth?

Submitted January 12th 2012

Are you confused about the technological and logistical requirements in establishing efficient TeleHealth services for your patients? ACRRM can help.

ACRRM, supported by our National TeleHealth Advisory Committee (which includes specialist colleges, NACCHO, RDAA, Australian Practice Managers Association, NRHA, RFDS and Peak Nursing associations) has developed an online searchable directory of TeleHealth Technology Solutions. Log on to the ACRRM eHealth website to view the directory. Access to the directory is free for registered clinicians and practice managers. If you are not registered, register free now to view the directory, ask questions or contribute to the discussions via the forums.

Registered clinicians and practice managers can use this directory to search for a TeleHealth solution that fits their needs. If you are unsure of which solution to choose, the ACRRM eHealth team will help you make a decision by providing a range of options to meet your needs and those of the specialists to whom you refer your patients.

ACRRM encourages members and non-members to access the website, browse the directory and additional resources such as patient and clinicians Q and A sheets, consent forms etc.

Remember, if you need more tailored advice submit the Requirements Analysis form located under the Get Support tab for fast, objective and customised advice. 

 

TeleHealth: update on support services and strategies

Submitted December 9th 2011

ACRRM met with members of the National TeleHealth Advisory Committee (NATHAC) on 5 December regarding standards and strategies for effective TeleHealth services. The committee has now endorsed the Review of International TeleHealth Standards.

ACRRM will continue to support clinicians at both ends of the TeleHealth consultation in partnership with specialist colleges, RDAA, NACCHO, AAPM, AGPN, rural workforce agencies and other relevant health stakeholders.

There was an unanimous support for ACRRM’s new activities which we will be applying for under the new funding round.

The committee also endorsed the ACRRM Review of International Telehealth Standards along with our interpretative guide to DoHA technical standards.

ACRRM looks forward to working in partnership with our Specialist Colleagues, NACCHO, and Rural Workforce Agencies, AAPM and AGPN in the conjoint development of resources and support arrangements for TeleHealth Providers providing care for regional, rural, remote and Aboriginal patients

 

Free, objective advice makes TeleHealth setup easier

Submitted November 11th 2011

The Requirement Analysis form is now available online. This form helps ACRRM's ehealth team evaluate your requirements for TeleHealth and offer you objective, personalised, standards-based advice. Just follow these four simple steps:

  1. Go to the ACRRM ehealth website
  2. Click 'Get Support' on the main menu
  3. Nominate your requirements in the form
  4. Submit your request.

The ACRRM TeleHealth support team will contact you to help you get your practice ready for TeleHealth consultations

 

List your TeleHealth services free on ACRRM directory

Submitted December 22nd 2011

ACRRM, supported by our National TeleHealth Advisory Committee (which includes specialist colleges), is developing an online searchable database of TeleHealth enabled providers.

Listing on the ACRRM Provider Directory is free for all our registered clinicians and practice managers. If you are not yet registered, do it now at www.ehealth.acrrm.org.au. (It's also free to register.) Registered clinicians, practice managers can use this directory to list the TeleHealth  services they provide and search for other TeleHealth -enabled clinicians and services by categories such as discipline (such as paediatrics, ophthalmology etc.), technology used, location, or name.

Already registered with a facilitator?

TeleHealth clinicians who are already registered in a facilitated TeleHealth solution (such as Attend Anywhere, TeleHealth Solutions, MediLink, Consult Direct, GP2U etc.) are also welcome to register and list their services so that enquiries can be directed to the appropriate TeleHealth service URL

 

TeleHealth: update on support services and strategies

Submitted December 9th 2011

ACRRM met with members of the National TeleHealth Advisory Committee (NATHAC) on 5 December regarding standards and strategies for effective TeleHealth  services. The committee has now endorsed the Review of International TeleHealth Standards.

ACRRM will continue to support clinicians at both ends of the TeleHealth consultation in partnership with specialist colleges, RDAA, NACCHO, AAPM, AGPN, rural workforce agencies and other relevant health stakeholders.

To join the ACRRM TeleHealth community, go to the College's dedicated eHealth website.

Update from ACRRM National TeleHealth Advisory Committee

Submitted October 6th 2011

At the second meeting of the ACRRM National TeleHealth Advisory Committee this week Medicare Australia reported on the uptake of the MBS TeleHealth Initiative. The most significant uptake has been in rural, remote and regional areas of Australia. 

Prof Anthony Maeder, chair of the Standards Australia TeleHealth Committee and Australian ISO representative on the ISO TeleHealth committee, is working with ACRRM and its advisory committee to help rationalise the plethora of standards and guidelines, and provide practical advice to members.

The College's national advisory committee comprises members from Specialist Colleges, RDAA, peak rural and Aboriginal organisations, Nursing Colleges, other relevant health stakeholders to agree Standards and strategies to support clinicians, at both ends of the consultation, to provide effective TeleHealth services.

 

$6,000 Medicare incentive after first Tele-Health claim

The $6,000 onboard incentive is one of a series offered by Medicare to encourage the uptake of Tele-Health consultations between GP patients and specialists. It is easy to submit your request for ACRRM's TeleHealth support to get your practice ready for TeleHealth. Register on the ACRRM's e-health website and submit the Requirements Analysis form (under the support tab).