The practical reality of regional and remote communities in Australia is that they have consistently been at a disadvantage in accessing specialized care. Having access to specialized clinicians, whether for emergency room consultation, acute patient care or postoperative support, has often resulted in delays and inconveniences for patients and clinicians. This translates into both quality of care and a significant productivity problem for smaller regional hospitals.
The Bairnsdale Hospital, serving a small regional community in southeastern Victoria, has benefited from significant advances in the ease of use and quality of telehealth systems. This feature allowed patients and staff to seamlessly communicate with each other on devices that are appropriate for the task at hand. The systems combine room-centric and mobile telehealth systems with tablet and laptop technologies that enable patients to be involved in a wide variety of clinical and personal environments. <img class="aligncenter wp-image-209754" src="https://mdthinks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/1512772169_176_bairnsdale-regional-health-service-enhancing-accessibility-of-regional-care.jpg" alt=" Barnsdale quote "width =" 471 "height =" 255 "/>
This capability allows Bairnsdale Health to move closer to the clinical expertise of the entire state to address urgent gaps in the timely and cost-effective delivery of high quality care to their community . Watch the video below to see this solution in action.
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