Telehealth Initiatives

Date published
20 Apr 2016

Telehealth and associated technologies appear to be the biggest initiatives for rural communities in the recently announced New Zealand National Health Strategy

While this is a pleasing aspect of the 10-year strategy, it comes with a proviso that rural communities and individuals – both professionals and consumers - must have the infrastructure and the knowledge to utilise technologies such as telehealth and patient portals, says Dalton Kelly, New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Chief Executive.

While applauding the overarching principles of the revised strategy, Mr Kelly said caution is needed in the area of health technology. Read more (press release).