More calls for National Telehealth Strategy

A collaboration of health industry stakeholders released a white paper in Canberra last week to promote the adoption of telehealth nationally.  The group (One in Four Lives) concluded that telehealth could save $4 billion a year in avoidable hospital presentations related to chronic conditions. The group’s name reflects the fact that almost six million, which equates to one in four, Australians are affected by chronic health conditions – and this accounted for 60% of all hospital bed days and an estimated $17 billion annually in public health costs.

Read more here and read the full report here .