Results and briefing - Navigating Telehealth: The Patients' Perspective

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Throughout last year, we asked you what do you, as patients and carers, think about the big change to the availability of telehealth for many medical consultations.

Led by the COVID-19 Health Consumer Taskforce together with the COVID-19 Consumer Representative Hub, we collected individual patient stories during a virtual workshop and on this very site through stories, surveys and polls.

Outcome 1 - reports (download on right)

We are excited to launch our findings in two reports:

  • Navigating Telehealth: The Patients' Perspective - providing a summary of the review and all key recommendations
  • Background report - providing more detail on the telehealth landscape and how it changed during COVID-19, along with the experiences of patients navigating these telehealth changes, and what health consumers recommend as a result.

The reports explore how telehealth unblocks the path to accessing appropriate care – breaking down the barriers of not only geographical distance but also physical, emotional, time and cost restraints.

We examine how vital it is to provide patient choice. Telehealth does not suit everyone and for those that it does, a mix of consultation modes is important to ensure accessible, effective care that minimises burden and disruption.

We present a range of enablers identified by health consumers themselves, and we have framed the insights from the review into a set of actionable key recommendations.

Outcome 2 - briefing

We are organising a public briefing on Thursday, 6 May 2021 at 12pm about the report's findings. You can register to take part in the briefing HERE.

Outcome 3 - presentation

Shortly, we will also put up a presentation about the report's findings on this page for use by everyone. Stay tuned.

Outcome 4 - media release

You can download the media release on the right.

Where to from here?

We are now distributing the reports and their findings to health consumer organisations in NSW, media, health consumer organisations and anyone who will listen. We hope the key recommendations can help to shape permanent telehealth services of the future in NSW and Australia.

Although the reports are published, you can still tell us your telehealth story below and take our short survey, the quick poll is closed.

Throughout last year, we asked you what do you, as patients and carers, think about the big change to the availability of telehealth for many medical consultations.

Led by the COVID-19 Health Consumer Taskforce together with the COVID-19 Consumer Representative Hub, we collected individual patient stories during a virtual workshop and on this very site through stories, surveys and polls.

Outcome 1 - reports (download on right)

We are excited to launch our findings in two reports:

  • Navigating Telehealth: The Patients' Perspective - providing a summary of the review and all key recommendations
  • Background report - providing more detail on the telehealth landscape and how it changed during COVID-19, along with the experiences of patients navigating these telehealth changes, and what health consumers recommend as a result.

The reports explore how telehealth unblocks the path to accessing appropriate care – breaking down the barriers of not only geographical distance but also physical, emotional, time and cost restraints.

We examine how vital it is to provide patient choice. Telehealth does not suit everyone and for those that it does, a mix of consultation modes is important to ensure accessible, effective care that minimises burden and disruption.

We present a range of enablers identified by health consumers themselves, and we have framed the insights from the review into a set of actionable key recommendations.

Outcome 2 - briefing

We are organising a public briefing on Thursday, 6 May 2021 at 12pm about the report's findings. You can register to take part in the briefing HERE.

Outcome 3 - presentation

Shortly, we will also put up a presentation about the report's findings on this page for use by everyone. Stay tuned.

Outcome 4 - media release

You can download the media release on the right.

Where to from here?

We are now distributing the reports and their findings to health consumer organisations in NSW, media, health consumer organisations and anyone who will listen. We hope the key recommendations can help to shape permanent telehealth services of the future in NSW and Australia.

Although the reports are published, you can still tell us your telehealth story below and take our short survey, the quick poll is closed.