Telehealth is the use of telecommunication technology to deliver virtual services enhancing: health care, public health and health education delivery and support.
As part of the Three Rivers program, telehealth was identified as a long term emerging service delivery method that all health professionals including undergraduate students should to be familiar with and have an opportunity to learn about telehealth that aligns with their clinical practice.
The Telehealth Initiative aims to:
- To provide telehealth education and training to students and discipline groups
- To graduate telehealth-enabled students who can deliver appropriate care to our rural communities
- To support the increased use of telehealth in health service delivery
Telehealth: Embracing technology in healthcare
Our free online course has been designed as an introduction to telehealth incorporating a range of interactive opportunities for the learners in the course content information, patient scenarios, resources and guides which are based on current practice with a high focus on telehealth service delivery in the Three Rivers footprint. The online modules will also include digital media specific to the local area in telehealth service provision.
The telehealth course covers 4 modules
- Telehealth overview
- Telehealth technology
- Telehealth in practice
- Sustainable telehealth
To build on the telehealth education, we are developing simulation and service delivery models across the Charles Sturt University campus with a multidisciplinary approach.
Videoconference trolleys have been installed at each of the campus (Albury, Orange, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Bathurst and Port Macquarie) and will be used in the simulation for student and student-led patient clinics.
Room where trolley is stored and charged
Has secondary Vision flex camera
Telehealth trolley 1
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Room 210 - First cupboard 210A
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Room 210 - First cupboard 210A
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The chosen equipment was based on a simple concept of fit for purpose, functional within differing clinical spaces, easy integration with Charles Sturt University systems and reflective of the equipment in place at placement providers.
To access all equipment and virtual meeting rooms assigned to the Telehealth program please complete the Telehealth Equipment Booking Form
We have also funded the inclusion of intraoral cameras for dentistry and oral health students in their practice at Charles Sturt University clinics. These cameras provide students the opportunity to educate their patients with a real-time view along with storing the images in the patient electronic file.
Telehealth clinic facilities
A redesign to the speech pathology facilities on the Albury Campus in the Community Engagement and Wellness Centre have include videoconference equipment into three clinic rooms with digital observation for supervision. The expansion of outreach services incorporating the use of telehealth will provide students with more direct patient interaction.
The facilities were officially opened on Thursday 25 July 2019 with staff, students, local health providers and organisations attending to view the equipment and tour the rooms.