The old-fashioned telephone – well, maybe not a rotary dial, but a phone nonetheless – became a way during the pandemic for patients to 'see' their doctors. Could this trend continue?
Interpreters are a critical part of health care for people with limited English. The shift to remote interpreting during COVID-19 could ensure more Australians who need these services can access them.
Telehealth has seen massive increases in use since the pandemic started. When done right, remote health care can be just as effective as in-person medicine.
With most therapy sessions now online, a psychologist explores whether more self-disclosure by therapists – sharing more about their own lives – might help their patients.
Virtual health-care services have been on the decision agenda for years, but lack of financial investment and political will has hindered progress. The pandemic has provided the impetus for action.
Since March, when Medicare-funded phone and video consultations with doctors and other health workers were made available to all Australians, millions of appointments have been delivered remotely.
From the benefits of telehealth to the importance of integrating public and private systems, the COVID-19 pandemic offers several valuable lessons for Australia's health system.
Many people delayed routine doctor visits during social distancing. Now that distancing guidelines have eased, people still are concerned about going to the doctor. Here, two doctors offer guidance.
Because of COVID-19, more and more therapists are turning to telehealth counseling and finding help. Could this be the wave of the future?
The pandemic has health professionals all around the country reaching out to their clients online. It's a trend we should continue, to ensure the most disadvantaged don't miss out on care.
An addiction psychiatrist explains why smoking raises the risks from COVID-19 and how to quit.
Telemedicine has grown sluggishly in Canada, but COVID-19 has sped up the pace of adoption of online technology to deliver health care.
The use and support for telehealth has never been higher in the US. Hospitals and patients are flocking to adopt the technology but regulatory roadblocks remain.
Starting this week, all Australians with a Medicare card are eligible for telehealth consultations, where you talk to your GP by video or phone. But there's still some things you'll need to go in for.
Telstra and Optus have already made arrangements to support customers with extra, free data during the COVID-19 pandemic. But what is the NBN doing?
Not everyone who wants a telehealth consultation with their doctor over the next six months will be eligible for one.
Participants of both virtual reality-based and Skype-based therapy sessions voted greatly in favour of using VR, reporting high levels of engagement and realism.
The over-medicalization of back pain is a global concern. New research in Canada shows that people with lower income as well as rural and remote dwellers are less likely to access physiotherapy care.
Will nurses eventually be replaced by robots? Nurses themselves need to engage with the ongoing technological revolution in healthcare - to shape the future of the profession.
There are three psychological treatments we know work, that aren't funded by medicare.