ACRRM has developed an Online Telehealth Module which can be accessed via this site.
ACRRM's 'Introduction to Telehealth' education module
This module is primarily aimed at clinicians and practice managers who organize, participate or facilitate the patient end of the telehealth consultation. While the case studies feature rural and remote general practice, rural aged care, and the operational arrangements which relate to the Australian Government’s MBS telehealth initiative, the module is relevant to all general practitioners, practice managers, and other clinical staff involved in organizing or providing telehealth services.
ACRRM extends its thanks to these doctors, practice staff and patients who donated their time and expertise to this project.
ACRRM also provides non- health service staff (telehealth support officers) who are bers ACRRM Telehealth Support Officer (TSO) network with access to this module. Enrolment in this module will be free to all participants until May 2013.
Please be aware that the content of this module is copyright and must not be re-used in any form with out written permission from ACRRM.
This project has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing up to May 2013.
On completion of this module, participants should be able to:
- Identify the main clinical, technical and contextual aspects of telehealth relevant to their practice;
- Make an initial assessment about the best way to introduce or expand telehealth services in their practice;
- Formulate an implementation plan for the introduction or expansion of telehealth services in their practice;
- Conduct a safe and effective telehealth consultation.
Other educational activity includes:
This work includes -
- F2F presentations/ workshops in partnership with Medicare Locals , NACCHO, Rural Workforce Agencies, Rural Doctors Associations
- Discussion groups via the forums on eHealth
- One-on-one consultations with clinicians systemised via the Requirements Analysis Process
- Conferences- http://www.acrrm.com.au/
- See presentation by Dr David Allen delivered at the last RMA in Alice Springs to an audience of rural and remote doctors
Updates will be posted to this page.
This work complements our successful store and forward Telehealth educational services:
Tele-Derm and Radiology Online
The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) is pleased to announce that both Tele-Derm and Radiology Online is now available to all rural and remote doctors as part of a partnership with the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing under the Medical Specialist Outreach Assistance Program (MSOAP).
Tele-Derm is an internationally recognised online resource designed primarily for rural doctors interested in obtaining practical advice on the diagnosis and management of skin disease in general practice.
Through Tele-Derm, GPs are able to access online dermatological case studies, education opportunities, recommended links, and discussion forums where rural doctors from anywhere in Australia can electronically submit their own specific de-identified cases for assessment. Our resident Dermatologist, Dr Jim Muir, provides free advise on diagnosis and management of cases submitted to the forums.
Radiology Online is a similar online resource designed for rural medical practitioners interested in obtaining radiology advice and education.
Radiology Online is moderated by Dr Tony Lamont, Chief Radiologist at the Townsville Base Hospital in Queensland.
Doctors enrolled in Radiology Online are able to submit digital x-ray images of cases and obtain personalised feedback from Dr Lamont. There are also online cases to work through, a condition index, recommended links to external sites, education resources and other discussion forums.
Tele-Derm and Radiology Online are hosted through ACRRM's Rural and Remote Medical Education Online (RRMEO) [www.rrmeo.com] and are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing under the Medical Specialist Outreach Assistance Program (MSOAP).
- Advice & Information
- ACRRM eHealth