Taking telehealth to the bush: lessons from north Queensland

Watson, Julie, Gasser, Lee, Blignaultr, Ilse and Collins, Robyn (2001) Taking telehealth to the bush: lessons from north Queensland. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 7 Supplement 2: 20-23. doi:10.1258/1357633011937344

Author Watson, Julie
Gasser, Lee
Blignaultr, Ilse
Collins, Robyn
Title Taking telehealth to the bush: lessons from north Queensland
Journal name Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-633X
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1258/1357633011937344
Volume 7
Issue Supplement 2
Start page 20
End page 23
Total pages 4
Editor R. Wootton
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Royal Society of Medicine
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
329999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
730199 Clinical health not specific to particular organs, diseases and conditions
Abstract Networking North Queensland (NNQ) was a two-year project to improve access to health services in rural and remote communities. The project involved email and Internet access in 61 communities, in a region almost three times the size of the UK. Videoconferencing equipment was also installed at 21 sites and a total of 197 h of videoconferencing was recorded at 10 of the remote sites over 12 months. As a result of the project, health consumers enjoyed improved access to medical, specialist, allied health and primary health services. In addition, health service providers had better access to reliable, up-to-date health-care information via intranet and Internet services. Consideration of local issues-local needs and existing resources-was vital to the achievements of the project. Community involvement and community access were also important factors in its success.
Keyword Health Care Sciences & Services
Electronic Mail
Q-Index Code C1

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