The Digital Health Systems Collection examines aspects of digital health systems which promise to improve and transform healthcare. It explores the evidence of what actually works and the ongoing policy discussions for how to implement change that delivers positive health benefits at a system level.
Drawing on government and non-government research, this briefing paper identifies and investigates potential barriers to cost-effectiveness, efficiency and equity in existing telehealth policies.
The use of telepractice as a service delivery method has increased in Australia since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper reviews the evidence for telepractice as a service delivery method in the family and relationship services sector.
The rapid uptake of telehealth in Australia during the pandemic has been life-changing for many patients. This report is intended to contribute to health system decisions, design, implementation and evaluation of telehealth to maximise the benefits, avoid the pitfalls, and encourage equitable access.
This paper examines how telehealth coaching can support outcomes-focused, patient-centred care in oral health. The brief provides recommendations for an oral health coaching program which incorporates value-based health care approaches, team-based care, and telehealth to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and chatbots in healthcare is a true reflection of the current times, when the world had to move in a flash to digital systems. The Chatbots RESET framework reflects months of effort by the project community, with contributions from...
This Policy Brief focuses on telehealth and the opportunity to use existing services more effectively to embed paediatric expertise in regional primary care.
As part of the COVID-19 response, the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) was extended to support the wide-scale provision of health care by telehealth. With Australians more open to using technology in health care, this has led to optimism across the sector that there will be...
The Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS) COVID-19 Toolkit has been developed to assist KAMS remote clinics, Kimberley Renal Services and Headspace Broome in planning and responding to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.